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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. How did the Founders feel about democracy?
(a) It was effective as long as the people believed in the nation.
(b) It would eventually dissolve into an oligarchy.
(c) It was the perfect method of protecting liberty.
(d) It was a limited method of protecting liberty.

2. How did Wendell Phillips view the Civil War?
(a) As an evil necessity.
(b) As a struggle between a bourgeois and a feudal civilization.
(c) With disdain.
(d) As the last hope to end slavery in the United States.

3. Which institution created by Alexander Hamilton did Thomas Jefferson allow to expire?
(a) The Congressional Congress.
(b) The First Bank of the United States.
(c) The Bank of North America.
(d) The Court of North America.

4. How long did Abraham Lincoln initially plan for the war to last?
(a) Six months.
(b) Between twelve and eighteen months.
(c) Three months.
(d) One year.

5. As president, which institution did Andrew Jackson allow to expire?
(a) The Second Bank of the United States.
(b) The First Bank of the United States.
(c) The Bank of North America.
(d) The Bank of the Congress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What office did Thomas Jefferson hold in Virginia?

2. Why did Andrew Jackson want to close down the bank or force inflation?

3. How does Hofstadter describe abolitionism?

4. Which movement advocated a philosophy of natural rights and human equality?

5. To which political leader does Hofstadter compare John C. Calhoun?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the Great Depression affect Herbert Hoover's economic policies?

2. How did the business elite justify their great wealth in the late 19th century?

3. Why does Hofstadter consider Wendell Phillips the most effective abolitionist?

4. Why did the Populists see the Bank of America as an undemocratic institution?

5. Describe Franklin D. Roosevelt.

6. How did the Bank of America contribute to Andrew Jackson's rise to power?

7. How did Woodrow Wilson rise to power?

8. What interests did Thomas Jefferson's political party seek to protect?

9. Describe Abraham Lincoln.

10. Describe Wendell Phillips.

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