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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 are the Founding Fathers?
(a) The original members of the Plymouth colony.
(b) The original 13 represenatives for the United States.
(c) A group of men who created the Constitution.
(d) A group of ministers.

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

3. What class of people are usually attracted to democracy?
(a) Laborers.
(b) The aristocracy.
(c) The middle class.
(d) The working class.

4. How did Wendell Phillips view the culture of the South?
(a) As the bulwark of modern society.
(b) As a feudal civilization.
(c) As a bourgeois, immoral society.
(d) As a playground for greedy capitalists.

5. How does Hofstadter describe Andrew Jackson's economic policies?
(a) Socialist.
(b) Laissez-faire.
(c) Corporate capitalism.
(d) Mercantile.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did John C. Calhoun believe the North was oppressing the South?

2. According to the Founders, which group of people should have the most say in the government?

3. How does Hofstadter describe Wendell Phillips's political affiliation?

4. According to Hofstadter, what type of politician was Abraham Lincoln?

5. According to Hofstadter, which person helped the abolitionist movement gain legitimacy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were the Founders attempting to break off their association with Great Britain?

2. Describe Wendell Phillips.

3. Why did Wendell Phillips advocate secession from the South?

4. How did Andrew Jackson ensure that his policies would be enforced long after he left office?

5. How did Andrew Jackson destroy the Bank of America?

6. What other form of oppression did Wendell Phillips seek to undermine besides slavery?

7. Why did some free states in the West not want freed slaves residing in their states?

8. According to Hofstadter, what was Abraham Lincoln's philosophy on slavery?

9. Why didn't the Founders want to establish a monarchy?

10. How did Abraham Lincoln rise to power?

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