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

2. How many Boston merchants were named in the Massachusetts Banishment Act of 1778?
(a) 46.
(b) 47.
(c) 44.
(d) 45.

3. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?
(a) John Quincy Adams.
(b) James Monroe.
(c) Martin Van Buren.
(d) James Madison.

4. What did Leverett Saltonstall call "the great bond of civil society"?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Individual conscience.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said America, "hath a blank sheet to write upon"?

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

3. Who said he didn't know how to keep America from "sliding down into the mire of democracy"?

4. How much were the first congressmen and senators paid per day of service?

5. Where was the first county fair held?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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."

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

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

5. 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?

6. How was liberalism measured during the Enlightenment?

7. On what precept was freemasonry organized?

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

9. Why have historians criticized John Hancock?

10. 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?

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