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US History and Government - New York Regents August 2013 Exam

   Directions (1–50): For each statement or question, record on your separate answer sheet the number of the
word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question.

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: Multiple choice

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1.

Base your answer to question 1 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

1 Based on this map, which statement about the geography of colonial New England is
  most accurate?
  (1) New Hampshire had the highest population density.
  (2) Rivers served as natural boundaries between the colonies.
  (3) The first communities developed along rivers and coastlines.
  (4) The Atlantic Ocean isolated the region from the rest of the colonies.

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2.

2 Which heading best completes the partial outline
  below?

(1) Factors in the Economic Development of
    Colonial New England
(2) Reasons for the Development of Southern
    Plantations
(3) Features Contributing to Dutch Success in
    Colonial New Amsterdam
(4) Components of the British System of
    Mercantilism

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3.

3 One reason traditions of self-government
  developed in the American colonies before the
  French and Indian War was that the British
  (1) sent effective leaders to govern colonial
      settlements
  (2) required     colonial    representation    in
      Parliament
  (3) practiced salutary neglect in the colonies
  (4) maintained a strong military presence in the
      colonies

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4 The Proclamation of 1763 was intended to
  (1) allow American farmers to use the Mississippi
      River
  (2) outlaw slavery in the Ohio River valley
  (3) prevent France from expanding into the
      Great Lakes region
  (4) avoid conflicts with Native American Indians
      west of the Appalachian Mountains

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5.

5 In the 176os, Americans in the original thirteen
  British colonies began to protest against
  (1) efforts by the king to extend voting rights to
      women
  (2) laws passed by the British Parliament
      regulating colonial trade
  (3) limits placed on land ownership by royal
      governors
  (4) decisions of British authorities to end
      immigration to the colonies

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6.

6 At the Constitutional Convention (1787), which
  issue was resolved by the Great Compromise?
  (1) method of electing the president
  (2) power of Congress to tax exports
  (3) regulation of interstate commerce
  (4) representation of states in Congress

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7.

7 To prevent tyranny, the authors of the
  Constitution drew on Montesquieu’s concept of
  (1) religious liberty
  (2) universal suffrage
  (3) separation of powers
  (4) supremacy of the nobility

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8.

    Base your answer to question 8 on the chart
below and on your knowledge of social studies.

8 Which constitutional principle is best illustrated
  by the chart?
  (1) federalism            (3) due process
  (2) implied powers        (4) property rights

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9.

9 During the 179os, one way Congress applied the
  elastic clause was by
  (1) establishing a national bank
  (2) creating a national postal system
  (3) adding Vermont and Kentucky as states
  (4) approving the Jay Treaty with Great Britain

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10.

10 The importance of the Supreme Court’s ruling in
   Marbury v. Madison (1803) is that the Court
   (1) decided on the legality of state taxation of
       federal property
   (2) allowed for the influence of political parties in
       the passage of laws
   (3) refused to expand federal power over
       interstate trade
   (4) established the power of judicial review of
       federal laws

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11.

11 What was a major foreign policy goal of the
   United States during the first half of the 180os?
   (1) forming defense alliances with European
       nations
   (2) establishing colonies in the Caribbean and
       Latin America
   (3) maintaining neutrality while increasing
       foreign trade
   (4) continuing the transatlantic African slave
       trade

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12.

12 “Jackson Replaces Many Government Workers With
    His Supporters”
   “Jackson Vetoes Bank Recharter Bill for Political
    Reasons”
   “Jackson Refuses to Enforce Worcester v. Georgia
    Decision”
   Which conclusion about President Andrew
   Jackson is most consistent with these headlines?
   (1) He allowed Congress to decide controversial
       issues.
   (2) He expanded presidential powers.
   (3) He demonstrated weakness in dealing with
       domestic issues.
   (4) He relied on the Supreme Court to settle
       disputes.

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13.

13 Which event led directly to the secession of
   several Southern states from the Union?
   (1) violence in Kansas over the spread of slavery
   (2) election of Abraham Lincoln as president
   (3) publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
   (4) raid by John Brown at Harpers Ferry

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14.

14 After the Civil War, the purpose of adding the
   13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the
   Constitution was to
   (1) grant civil and political rights to Native
       American Indians
   (2) allow women to become full citizens
   (3) guarantee African Americans equal treatment
       under the law
   (4) extend constitutional rights to new territories

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15.

15 Which form of agriculture was created and
   became dominant in the South in the decades
   immediately following the Civil War?
   (1) homesteading          (3) ranching
   (2) sharecropping         (4) cooperative farming

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16.

    Base your answer to question 16 on the
legislation below and on your knowledge of social
studies.
   That the master of any vessel who shall knowingly
   bring within the United States on such vessel, and
   land or permit to be landed, any Chinese laborer,
   from any foreign port or place, shall be deemed
   guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction
   thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more
   than five hundred dollars for each and every such
   Chinese laborer so brought, and may be also
   imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year.
                — Section 2, Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882
16 Passage of this legislation was mainly a response
   to
   (1) economic and race-based opposition to
       immigrants in the western United States
   (2) demands by businesses for additional workers
   (3) efforts of the American Federation of Labor
       to recruit skilled workers
   (4) pressure from railroads to limit competition
       in shipping

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17.

Base your answer to question 17 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

17 The military districts shown on the map were created during Reconstruction to
   (1) create economic and social equality in the South
   (2) pay for the physical rebuilding of the South
   (3) move Native American Indians to reservations
   (4) govern the former Confederate states

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18.

18 • Settlement of the Great Plains
   • Creation of standard time zones
   • Establishment of the first federal regulatory
     agency
   • Introduction of new methods of business
     management and finance
   These developments in the late 19th century
   show the importance of
   (1) railroads on the development of the United
       States
   (2) agrarian reformers in western states
   (3) the labor union movement on the nation
   (4) the oil industry in increasing American power
       in the world

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19.

19 Which Progressive Era muckraker’s book led to
   the passage of the Meat Inspection Act?
   (1) Jacob Riis’s How the Other Half Lives
   (2) Lincoln Steffens’s The Shame of the Cities
   (3) Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle
   (4) Frank Norris’s The Octopus

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20.

20 During the Progressive Era, Presidents Theodore
   Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow
   Wilson broke with the policies of late 19thcentury presidents concerning
   (1) colonial expansion
   (2) federal ownership of railroads
   (3) laissez-faire economic practices
   (4) civil rights for African Americans

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