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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. In the 1790s, who labeled gentry as men of idleness, extravagance, and dissipation?
(a) Matthew Lyon.
(b) Abraham Bishop
(c) William Drayton.
(d) George Warner.

2. By 1820, which territories had doubled the size of America?
(a) Alabama and Mississippi.
(b) Florida and Louisiana.
(c) Florida and Alabama.
(d) Louisiana and Mississippi.

3. What form of address came into general use in the late 18th century?
(a) Freeman.
(b) Sir.
(c) Mr.
(d) Goodman.

4. Who was the speaker of the House of Burgess in 1766?
(a) Algernon Sidney.
(b) Richard Henry Lee.
(c) John Criswell.
(d) John Robinson.

5. In 1800, what percent of the American labor force was in farming?
(a) 70%.
(b) 80%.
(c) 85%.
(d) 75%.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who called traditional ties of a monarchical society "bonds of blood, family, and personal influence"?

2. Who believed progress and social harmony would result from the enlightened conclusion of the new American society?

3. What was the population of America in 1810?

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

5. When did Americans begin to call for the boycotting of British goods?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was it impossible for Christianity to be the one means of unifying America at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries?

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

3. What was the Constitution of 1787 suppose to mitigate?

4. 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?

5. How was liberalism measured during the Enlightenment?

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

7. Why did American office holders from 1776 on urge their republican governments to not only pay salaries but to keep raising them?

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

9. 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."

10. How did the opinion of a traditional gentleman's assumption of leisure change towards the end of the 18th century?

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