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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 helped Washington write his farewell address which was run in several newspapers in 1796?
(a) Jefferson.
(b) Hamilton.
(c) Adams.
(d) Knox.

2. Why did Washington agree to host so many visitors at Mount Vernon after the war?
(a) He was trying to sway voters.
(b) He enjoyed telling his war stories.
(c) He hoped to get lucrative donations.
(d) He wanted to present a good image for posterity.

3. Washington was involved in the design and construction of the ______________________.
(a) Captiol building.
(b) Brooklyn Bridge.
(c) Statue of Liberty.
(d) Washington monument.

4. What did Washington put efforts toward preserving after the war?
(a) His friendships.
(b) His uniforms.
(c) His war papers.
(d) His weapons.

5. Jefferson and Madison argued that Hamilton's Federalists supported ____________________ in America.
(a) Civil rights.
(b) A monarch.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) Three political parties.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Washington help plan while at the location in #102?

2. Washington felt he needed to live by a certain standard that gave off the impression of _____________________.

3. How many years did Washington spend as President of the United States?

4. A group of men in Washington's army mutinied and killed their officers because ________________________.

5. What part of the country was chosen as the permanent area for the capital?

Short Essay Questions

1. What personal health and family trauma affected Washington soon after he took office?

2. In addition to preserving his war papers, what else did Washington do to preserve his image for future generations?

3. What were some of the hardships Washington's men suffered at Valley Forge in the Winter of 1777?

4. For what reason did Washington have to distance himself from the Society of Cincinnati?

5. How did Washington's actions regarding his slaves not belie his true feelings?

6. What did Washington do to improve his finances when he was struggling with his financial situation?

7. What was the irony of Washington's financial status at the time he was to be inaugurated?

8. What image of himself did Washington still harbor which involved the perception of prosperity at Mount Vernon?

9. What traditions did Washington create as new President and why were they important to him?

10. What treachery among his own men did Washington face?

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