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1. Which of the following helped to increase the populations of northeastern cities?

A) More diversity
B) successful cotton crops
C) growth of factories and trade*****
D) building of the Erie Canal

2. A boundary was set between Canada and the United States as a result of

A) the Convention of 1818*****
B) the Louisiana Purchase
C) the Missouri Compromise
D) the Monroe Doctrine

3. Which of the following modes of transportation did not improve during the early 1800s?

A) Canals
B) turnpikes
C) railways
D) steamboats*****

4. What made the United States a transcontinental power in 1819?

A) Adams-Onís Treaty
B) Louisiana Purchase*****
C) Monroe Doctrine
D) War of 1812

5. How did western settlement help improve the nation’s economy?

A) The number of people searching for gold increased, thus increasing the amount of gold in the United States.
B) The number of people looking for non-factory jobs increased, thus increasing the availability of factory jobs.
C) The improved quality in transportation made it easier to move goods east to west. *****
D) The improved quality of transportation made it easier to move people west to east.


6. The Industrial Revolution led to changes as the U.S. became more economically independent. Which of these changes occurred during this time?

A) Cities began to grow, because individuals moved from farms looking for education*****
B) Low taxes allowed people to invest in small business.
C) The Second Bank of the United States closed because of corruption.
D) Cities provided safe conditions, and a variety of opportunities.

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    I agree with your answers.

    However, someone told us that the computer wants B.

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    The computer is programmed to accept B for number 6.

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    Oh really, Wow! OK, then.

    Thanks Ms.Sue! for checking!

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    OH Ms. Sue I have 3 more can you also check them too?

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    7. "In 1831 Lowell was little more than a factory village. Several corporations were started, and the cotton-mills belonging to them were building. Help was in great demand; and stories were told all over the country of the new factory town, and the high wages that were offered to all classes of work-people... One of the first strikes of cotton-factory operatives that ever took place in this country was that in Lowell, in October, 1836. When it was announced that the wages were to be cut down, great indignation was felt, and it was decided to strike, en masse."
    –Harriet Hanson Robinson, remembering the 1830s in Lowell

    The statement that best summarizes this passage is _____.



    A) although help was in great supply in Lowell, workers did not mind an announced cutback in wages
    B) although help was in great demand in Lowell, an announced cutback in wages touched off one of the first cotton-factory strikes*****
    C) although help was in great demand in Lowell, workers were offered a wage increase to prevent a strike
    D) strikes were common everywhere but in Lowell, where textile-factory workers received regular wage increases



    8. “…With the existing colonies or dependencies of any European power we have not interfered and shall not interfere. But with the Governments who have declared their independence and maintained it, and whose independence we have, on great consideration and on just principles, acknowledged, we could not view any interposition for the purpose of oppressing them, or controlling in any other manner their destiny, by any European power in any other light than as the manifestation of any unfriendly disposition toward the United States…”

    President James Monroe proclaimed the Monroe Doctrine in 1823. What is the main point of the doctrine, as shown in this excerpt?

    A) The United States pledged to avoid all involvement in European affairs in return for favorable European trade.
    B) The United States, along with France’s military and economic help, has determined to conquer and rule the new independent nations of the Western Hemisphere.
    C) Only the United States, Canada, and Mexico should have influence in the Western Hemisphere.
    D) European oppression upon the newly independent nations of the Western Hemisphere will be treated as oppression upon the United States itself. ********



    9. "...[T]he court will enter upon the inquiry, whether the laws of New York, as expounded by the highest tribunal of that state, have, in their application to this case, come into collision with an act of Congress, and deprived a citizen of a right to which that act entitles him...

    "Decree...This court is of opinion that...so much of the several laws of the state of New York as prohibits vessels, licensed according to the laws of the United States, from navigating the waters of the state of New York, by means of fire or steam, is repugnant to the said Constitution and void."


    What conclusion is outlined in the above quotation regarding the Gibbons v. Ogden Supreme Court decision?

    A) States must recognize all federal laws. *****
    B) Federal laws have less power than state laws.
    C) States have the right to deny federal law.
    D) Federal government can only regulate laws regarding waterways.

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    You're welcome.

    I agree with your answers.

    About question 6, a student, her mother, and two of us tutors debated between A and D. We agreed that people went to cities for jobs, not education. Also, cities were not safe. Our conclusion was that this is a very bad question. I doubt if low taxes for small businesses was a prime motivating factor drawing people to cities.

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    1.
    The sections of the Transcontinental Railroad join in (5 points)
    California.
    Nebraska.
    Kansas.
    Utah.
    2.
    Improvements in transportation led to (5 points)
    lower shipping costs for goods.
    fewer settlers moving westward.
    increased communication times.
    higher prices for empty lands.
    3.
    Most workers for the Union Pacific Railroad were (5 points)
    Irish.
    French.
    German.
    Chinese.
    4.
    John Loudon McAdam developed a method for building (5 points)
    engines.
    boats.
    canals.
    roads.
    5.
    Which invention was the basis for the major developments in American transportation? (5 points)
    steam engine
    wagon axle
    canal lock
    gold spike

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    Three and four are wrong, the answers are railways and Adams-Onis treaty.

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    Oh, and the answer to number six was B, Low taxes allowed people to invest in small businesses.

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    Answer to number one is C... ;)
    The computer was trained to accept C, they fixed it.

  • Social Studies--Check My Answers Please-- - ,

    1.Growth of factories and trade
    2. Convention of 1818
    3.Railways
    4.Adams-Onis Treaty
    5.The improved quality in transportation made it easier to move goods east to west.
    6.Low taxes allowed people to invest in small business.
    7.although help was in great demand in Lowell, an announced cutback in wages touched off one of the first cotton-factory strikes
    8.European oppression upon the newly independent nations of the Western Hemisphere will be treated as oppression upon the United States itself.
    9.States must recognize all federal laws.
    10.regional differences.

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