AP US History Practice Test 18

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

—Herblock, Washington Post, 1949

1. Which Enlightenment political ideal is best represented in this passage?

2. Prime Minister George Grenville later challenged Benjamin Franklin's statements that the American colonists should have representation in Parliament by claiming

3. Which of the following actions most closely mirrors the arguments presented in this quotation by Benjamin Franklin?

Questions 4-6 refer to the following information.

"I know that whenever the subject has occurred in conversation where I have been present, it has appeared to be the opinion of every one that we could not be taxed by a Parliament wherein we were not represented. But the payment of duties laid by an act of Parliament as regulations of commerce was never disputed. . . . An external tax is a duty laid on commodities imported; that duty is added to the first cost and other charges on the commodity, and, when it is offered for sale, makes a part of the price. If the people do not like it at that price, they refuse it; they are not obliged to pay it. But an internal tax is forced from the people without their consent if not laid by their own representatives. The Stamp Act says we shall have no commerce, make no exchange of property with each other, neither purchase nor grant, nor recover debts; we shall neither marry nor make our wills, unless we pay such and such sums; and thus it is intended to extort our money from us or ruin us by the consequence of refusing to pay it."

—Benjamin Franklin, Examination before Parliament, 1766

4. Which author was most critical of the policy being described here by President Jackson?

5. The policy described most immediately led to

6. President Jackson's policy was later altered by the

Questions 7-9 refer to the following information.

"As a means of effecting this end I suggest for your consideration the propriety of setting apart an ample district west of the Mississippi, and without the limit of any State or Territory now formed, to be guaranteed to the Indian tribes as long as they shall occupy it. . . . There they may be secured in the enjoyment of governments of their own choice, subject to no other control from the United States than such as may be necessary to preserve peace on the frontier and between the several tribes. There the benevolent may endeavor to teach them the arts of civilization. . . .

"This emigration would be voluntary, for it would be as cruel and unjust to compel the aborigines to abandon the graves of their fathers and seek a home in a distant land. But they should be distinctly informed that if they remain within the limits of the States they must be subject to their laws. . . ."

—President Andrew Jackson, 1829

7. Based on this quotation, what can you infer about the efforts of Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement of the 1950s?

8. Which of the following Supreme Court decisions was the primary contributor to the system of segregation that Martin Luther King and others were trying to end?

9. Martin Luther King was in jail in Birmingham, Alabama, because of his belief in protesting injustice through the use of