AP US History Practice Test 29

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Question 12 questions

Time 12 minutes

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

It is natural, it is a privilege, I will go farther, it is a right, which all free men claim, that they are entitled to complain when they are hurt. They have a right publicly to remonstrate against the abuses of power in the strongest terms, to put their neighbors upon their guard against the craft or open violence of men in authority, and to assert with courage the sense they have of the blessings of liberty, the value they put upon it, and their resolution at all hazards to preserve it as one of the greatest blessings heaven can bestow.… But to conclude: The question before the Court and you, Gentlemen of the jury, is not of small or private concern. It is not the cause of one poor printer, nor of New York alone, which you are now trying. No! It may in its consequence affect every free man that lives under a British government on the main of America. It is the best cause. It is the cause of liberty. And I make no doubt but your upright conduct this day will not only entitle you to the love and esteem of your fellow citizens, but every man who prefers freedom to a life of slavery will bless and honor you as men who have baffled the attempt of tyranny, and by an impartial and uncorrupt verdict have laid a noble foundation for securing to ourselves, our posterity, and our neighbors, that to which nature and the laws of our country have given us a right to liberty of both exposing and opposing arbitrary power (in these parts of the world at least) by speaking and writing truth.

—Andrew Hamilton, concluding argument, libel trial of newspaper editor
John Peter Zenger, August 4, 1735

1. Which of the following best describes the significance of the Zenger Trial?

2. Andrew Hamilton assumes which of the following?

3. The Zenger Case can best be compared to which of the following?

4. Hamilton's success in the Zenger case most directly reflects which of the following?

Questions 5-8 refer to the following information.

Thomas Nast, "The Union as It Was / The Lost Cause, Worse Than Slavery," Harper's Weekly, October 24, 1874

5. Which of the following best expresses the perspective of Thomas Nast in the cartoon above?

6. The situation described in the cartoon above most directly resulted in which of the following?

7. The Southerners in the cartoon above wanted a "Union" characterized by which of the following?

8. The ideas in the cartoon above most directly reflect which of the following continuities in U.S. history?

Questions 9-12 refer to the following information.

Tonight, the daughter of a woman whose highest goal was a future for her children talks to our nation's oldest political party about a future for us all. Tonight, the daughter of working Americans tells all Americans that the future is within our reach, if we're willing to reach for it. Tonight, the daughter of an immigrant from Italy has been chosen to run for (vice) president in the new land my father came to love.… Americans want to live by the same set of rules. But under this administration, the rules are rigged against too many of our people. It isn't right that every year the share of taxes paid by individual citizens is going up, while the share paid by large corporations is getting smaller and smaller.… It isn't right that young couples question whether to bring children into a world of 50,000 nuclear warheads. That isn't the vision for which Americans have struggled for more than two centuries.… Tonight, we reclaim our dream. We're going to make the rules of American life work for all Americans again.… The issue is not what America can do for women, but what women can do for America.

—Geraldine Ferraro, Vice Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address, July 19, 1984

9. The nomination of Geraldine Ferraro for vice president was most directly a continuation of which of the following?

10. The political ideas expressed by Ferraro in the passage above most directly reflect those of which of the following?

11. The ideas expressed in the passage above would most directly have strengthened which of the following during the 1980s?

12. Geraldine Ferraro can be most directly compared to which of the following women?