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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 about Americans that their "universal roar is Commerce"?
(a) William Crafts.
(b) Philip Freneau.
(c) Samuel Mitchill.
(d) Oliver Evans.

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

3. In 1774 Philadelphia, what was the Philadelphia Committee of Nineteen?
(a) A resistance organization.
(b) A trade organization.
(c) A loyalist organization.
(d) A religious organization.

4. Who believed progress and social harmony would result from the enlightened conclusion of the new American society?
(a) John Quincy Adams.
(b) Robert Munsford.
(c) James Allen.
(d) Jeremy Belknap.

5. Who drew up the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
(a) James Cheetham.
(b) George Mason.
(c) William Livingston.
(d) Charles Carroll.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the population of America in 1810?

2. When did the first American Congress meet?

3. Whose Massachusetts family had done missionary work among the Indians?

4. What did John Adams consider to be the main mark of a gentleman?

5. What did Leverett Saltonstall call "the great bond of civil society"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What did individual independence mean to revolutionaries?

7. 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?

8. In colonial America, how did the meaning of the word civility change in the last half of the 18th century?

9. How was liberalism measured during the Enlightenment?

10. What social conditions which normally precipitate a revolution were absent during the American Revolution?

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