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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. From which ancient philosophers did the Founders draw ideas?
(a) Epicurus and Plato.
(b) Diogenes and Socrates.
(c) Plato and Socrates.
(d) Aristotle and Cicero.

2. With whose political theory did Thomas Jefferson agree?
(a) Joseph Priestley.
(b) John Locke.
(c) Edmund Burke.
(d) Thomas Paine.

3. What did the Emancipation Proclamation not prohibit?
(a) Slavery outside the South.
(b) New slaves from being brought into America.
(c) Slavery in the South.
(d) Owners from reclaiming their slaves from the North.

4. How did John C. Calhoun believe the North was attempting to gain political control over new states?
(a) By building banks in the new states.
(b) By outlawing slavery in new states.
(c) Through bribery and political coercion.
(d) By building railroads to the North.

5. What did Wendell Phillips want to prevent people from becoming?
(a) Submissive.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Angry.
(d) Cruel.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what age did Abraham Lincoln become Speaker of the House in Illinois?

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

3. Which economic system did Wendell Phillips oppose?

4. How did the Founders separate power at the Federal level?

5. Which act gave Abraham Lincoln the opportunity to use slavery as a political issue?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was John C. Calhoun forced to resign as vice-president?

2. Why does Hofstadter compare John C. Calhoun to Karl Marx?

3. Why did Thomas Jefferson like Locke's political theory?

4. Describe Abraham Lincoln.

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

6. What was John C. Calhoun's philosophy on slavery?

7. Why did John C. Calhoun object to having the phrase "all men are created equal" in the Constitution?

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

9. What is an agrarian lifestyle?

10. How did Thomas Jefferson's foreign policies affect his career?

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