1. List the first three Presidents in order from memory.
2. What leading Federalist publicly questioned John Adams’ fitness to be president?
3. What was the crisis in the electoral college in 1800-1801, and how was it resolved?
4. What did Thomas Jefferson call his being elected President?
5. What major acquisition of land did Jefferson oversee?
6. What two men led the Corps of Discovery?
7. Up what river did the corps go from St. Louis?
8. Who was the Native American woman who was a translator for the Corps?
9. What was outlawed during Jefferson’s term in office?
10. Who won the presidential election in 1804?
Questions on Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address
1. What kept Jefferson from despairing at the task before him?
2. In the address, Jefferson said, “We are all ____; we are all _____.”
3. Some had said that “man cannot be trusted with the government itself.” What was Jefferson’s reply?
4. Jefferson referred to “our first and greatest revolutionary character.” Who was that?
5. How did Jefferson refer to God?
Questions on “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
1. What are two terms that Dwight used as equivalents for the kingdom?
2. What are her “heavenly ways” that Dwight prized?
3. Whose hand will deliver the kingdom from every snare and foe?
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1. What Chief Justice led the expansion of the power of the Supreme Court?
2. Of what state was he a native?
3. What was his political philosophy?
4. What was at issue in Marbury v. Madison?
5. What did the opinion say about Marbury being entitled to his commission?
6. What did the opinion say about the Judiciary Act of 1801?
7. What was the effect of the ruling in McCulloch v. Maryland?
8. What did the opinion say about the Supreme Court’s power of judicial review?
9. What is on trial in a Supreme Court case?
10. What is the potential problem with judicial review?
Questions on Marbury v. Madison
1. What is the relationship between the Constitution and legislative acts?
2. What is “the province and duty of the judicial department”?
3. Who must decide if two laws are in conflict?
4. Marshall said that a law repugnant to the Constitution is what?
Unit 7 cont’d
1. In the early 1800s, U.S. shipping was affected by the conflict between what two European countries?
2. What was Jefferson’s response to their interference, and what was the effect of this action?
3. What other area of the country was affected by conflict with the British?
4. What was the irony of events in 1812?
5. The people in what area of the country strongly opposed the War of 1812?
6. What city did the British invade and burn?
7. Ft. McHenry was located in what city?
8. Who led American military efforts in the South during the war?
9. What was the last battle of the war and what was its irony?
10. What were the major results of the war for the United States?
Questions on the Letters from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
1. What is the only equality that Adams recognized?
2. What did Jefferson say composed the natural aristocracy?
3. What did Jefferson say composed the artificial aristocracy?
4. Jefferson trusted the people to elect what sort of leaders?
5. Jefferson said that he was doing what Adams had suggested, namely that they ought not to die until they had done what?
Questions on “The Star-Spangled Banner”
1. When did Key begin the poem?
2. What does the poem say could be seen after the battle?
3. Whom does he say the “heav’n rescured land” should praise?
4. What motto does he say we should have?
5. The star-spangled banner waves over what?
1. How much had the United States grown in area twenty years after the end of the Revolutionary War?
2. From what state did the three Presidents who served from 1801 to 1825 come?
3. What phrase did a newspaper use to describe this period?
4. Why was it an appropriate term, and why was it inappropriate?
5. What factors contributed to a weak U.S. economy during this period?
6. What three major steps were taken by Congress to help the nation?
7. What factors increased western population during this period?
8. What were the beginning and ending points of the National Road?
9. What canal in New York connected Buffalo to New York City?
10. What major transportation innovation revolutionized water travel?
Unit 7 cont’d
Questions on “Thanatopsis” and “To a Waterfowl”
1. Who or what speaks “a various language”?
2. Bryant suggests that when one is saddened at the prospect of death, he should do what?
3. With whom will you lie when you die?
4. Bryant says that the beauties of nature are but solemn decorations for what?
5. He says that all that breathe will do what?
6. Where does the innumerable caravan go?
7. How should one go when he dies?
8. In “To a Waterfowl,” what question does Bryant ask the bird?
9. Who guides the bird?
10. What lesson does Bryant learn from the scene?
1. What factors discouraged religious activity in America in the late 1700s and early 1800s?
2. Where is Cane Ridge, Kentucky?
3. How many people attended the Cane Ridge Meeting in August 1801?
4. What unusual physical actions occurred at Cane Ridge?
5. How did the Second Great Awakening change religious practice in America?
6. What did the Scottish Common Sense Philosophy say about understanding the Bible?
7. What new ideas about ministers arose during this time?
8. What changes occurred in how people looked at traditional denominational organizations?
9. What two religious groups began in America during the early 1800s?
10. With the events and trends taking place in America, what did many believe might take place soon?
Questions on “The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery”
1. The presbytery wanted its power of making laws for the governing of the church to cease and for people to have free recourse to what?
2. The presbytery wanted candidates for the ministry to be licensed by whom?
3. How did it want churches to get preachers?
4. What is the only sure guide to heaven?
5. What might happen to someone with many books?
Questions on Narrative of the Life of David Crockett
1. Describe the lifestyle that Crockett lived.
2. How was his lifestyle different from yours?
3. What would have attracted you to Crockett’s lifestyle?
4. What would have kept you in the city?
5. How was fun mixed with harsh conditions on the frontier?
6. Describe one humorous incident Crockett relates.
7. What was the importance of having neighbors on the frontier?
8. What skills did Crockett have that you don’t have?
9. How is Crockett’s description different from the perception you had of the frontier?
10. What did you enjoy about Crockett’s writing style?
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