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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said that after the revolution people were changed form subjects to citizens?
(a) John Adams.
(b) William Henry Drayton.
(c) Moses Cooper.
(d) David Ramsey.

2. Who said that "Benevolence is the Cement and Support of . . . the Great Community of mankind"?
(a) Samuel Cooper.
(b) James Allen.
(c) Israel Williams.
(d) John Quincy Adams.

3. How many American whiskey distilleries were there in 1830?
(a) 25,000.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 15,000.

4. What became a surrogate religion for colonial Americans suspicious of traditional Christianity?
(a) The Quaker religion.
(b) Freemasonry.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Civic organizations.

5. Who wrote "The Religion of Nature Delineated"?
(a) Thomas Paine.
(b) Lord Chesterfield.
(c) William Wollaston.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the 1790s, who proclaimed that every man and woman in every society ought to work?

2. Who was the speaker of the House of Burgess in 1766?

3. In 1800, what percent of the American labor force was in farming?

4. In 1787, who said America lacked cohesion?

5. Who strove to undermine the gentry's distinctiveness and privileges by emphasizing their similarity to common people?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to John Toland, what is the difference between a man who is free and one who is dependent?

2. What did the American westward movement of the early 19th century do to traditional forms of social organization?

3. What influence did George Washington exert at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787?

4. What did individual independence mean to revolutionaries?

5. On what precept was freemasonry organized?

6. Towards the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century, what was the result of Americans believing that every man was his own moral agent who was his own master in all respects and could dispose himself as he wished?

7. What does this quote mean? "Idolatry to Monarchs, and servility to Aristocratic Pride was never so totally eradicated from so many in so short a time."

8. How did early Americans' views of the government change after the Revolution?

9. Why were the American gentry alarmed at the desire of the common people to share in the conduct of the government?

10. By the end of the 18th century, what was the source of the American aristocracy's downfall?

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