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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 he didn't know how to keep America from "sliding down into the mire of democracy"?
(a) Fisher Ames.
(b) George Cabot.
(c) James Kent.
(d) Oliver Wolcott.

2. Who believed that each individual was responsible for his or her eternal salvation or damnation?
(a) Lorenzo Dow.
(b) Barton Stone.
(c) Lyman Beecher.
(d) Elias Smith.

3. Who said, "Idolatry to Monarchs and servility of Aristocratic Pride was never so totally eradicated from so many in so short a time"?
(a) William Henry Drayton.
(b) David Ramsey.
(c) Moses Cooper.
(d) John Adams.

4. Who called traditional ties of a monarchical society "bonds of blood, family, and personal influence"?
(a) Jeremy Belknap.
(b) James Allen.
(c) Owen Biddle.
(d) Israel Williams.

5. Who wrote the book "The Patriots"?
(a) Israel Williams.
(b) Owen Biddle.
(c) Robert Munsford.
(d) Jeremy Belknap.

Short Answer Questions

1. What contributed to America's economic troubles in the 1780s?

2. By 1820, which territories had doubled the size of America?

3. In the late 18th century, what replaced whipping and execution as penal codes?

4. When did the first American Congress meet?

5. What did conservatives say caused the degeneration of standards that were tainting America?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. On what precept was freemasonry organized?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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