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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. What did John Locke write about the common moral sense of every man?
(a) That men are amoral.
(b) That men are disposed to do bad.
(c) That men are disposed to do good.
(d) That men must be taught what is good and bad.

2. Who had an international reputation as a hero in the 1780s?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Ben Franklin.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) John Adams.

3. Before the revolution, what was labor associated with?
(a) Increased productivity.
(b) Slavery and servitude.
(c) Oppression and fear.
(d) Tradition and necessity.

4. Who wrote the book "The Idle Man"?
(a) David Dudley.
(b) Samuel Morse.
(c) Richard Henry Dana.
(d) James Kent.

5. What contributed to America's economic troubles in the 1780s?
(a) The absence of manufacturing.
(b) The withdrawal of loyalist's monies.
(c) The end of the war.
(d) The establishment of a new government.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said, "We see with other eyes; we hear with other ears"?

2. Who said, "All Christendom has been decomposed, broken in pieces" in this "fiery furnace of democracy"?

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

4. Who wrote "The Religion of Nature Delineated"?

5. Who said that after the revolution people were changed form subjects to citizens?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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."

2. Why have historians criticized John Hancock?

3. How did the numerous bankruptcies and financial collapses of the 1790s contribute to the democratization of America?

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

5. 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?

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

7. What was the reason for the American 'economic miracle' of the 19th century?

8. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, why did the revolutionary leaders almost immediately begin to doubt that their hope of a utopian America would be realized?

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

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

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