AP US History Practice Test 13

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Question 8 questions

Time 8 minutes

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

"The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want. They spread and grow in the evil soil of poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive. . . . Great responsibilities have been placed upon us by the swift movement of events. . . . I am confident that the Congress will face these responsibilities squarely."

—President Harry S. Truman, 1947

1. The passage above is part of President Truman's argument to Congress in favor of

2. The passage above can best be seen as providing a rationale for

3. The ideas expressed in the passage above most directly reflect which of the following continuities in U.S. history?

Questions 4-5 refer to the following information.

—"Your Honor, this woman gave birth to a naked child" (the figure speaking is Anthony Comstock, United States Postal Inspector), The Masses, September 1915

4. The political cartoon above is making the point that

5. The cartoon reflects a point of view about which of the following continuities in U.S. history?

Questions 6-8 refer to the following information.

"If it be conceded, as it must be by every one who is the least conversant with our institutions, that the sovereign powers delegated are divided between the General and State Governments, and that the latter hold their portion by the same tenure as the former, it would seem impossible to deny to the States the right of deciding on the infractions of their powers, and the proper remedy to be applied for their correction. The right of judging, in such cases, is an essential attribute of sovereignty, of which the States cannot be divested without losing their sovereignty itself, and being reduced to a subordinate corporate condition. In fact, to divide power, and to give to one of the parties the exclusive right of judging of the portion allotted to each, is, in reality, not to divide it at all; and to reserve such exclusive right to the General Government (it matters not by what department to be exercised), is to convert it, in fact, into a great consolidated government, with unlimited powers, and to divest the States, in reality, of all their rights, It is impossible to understand the force of terms, and to deny so plain a conclusion."

—John C. Calhoun, "South Carolina Exposition and Protest," 1828

6. The issue that precipitated the passage excerpted above was

7. The argument put forth by John C. Calhoun in the passage above states a position in a debate that is most similar to which of the following debates from earlier in U.S. history?

8. The language of "protest" that Calhoun used in his "Exposition and Protest" was similar to the language of which of the following political positions?