AP US History Practice Test 4

Questions 1-6 refer to the following information.

"The conscience of the people, in a time of grave national problems, has called into being a new party, born of the nation's sense of justice. We of the Progressive party here dedicate ourselves to the fulfillment of the duty laid upon us by our fathers to maintain the government of the people, by the people and for the people whose foundations they laid. We hold with Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln that the people are the masters of their Constitution, to fulfill its purposes and to safeguard it from those who, by perversion of its intent, would convert it into an instrument of injustice. In accordance with the needs of each generation the people must use their sovereign powers to establish and maintain equal opportunity and industrial justice, to secure which this Government was founded and without which no republic can endure.

"This country belongs to the people who inhabit it. Its resources, its business, its institutions and its laws should be utilized, maintained or altered in whatever manner will best promote the general interest. It is time to set the public welfare in the first place."

Progressive Party Platform, 1912

1. Of the following policies, which was NOT a main objective of American Progressives?

2. "Muckraking" author Jacob A. Riis's How the Other Half Lives best exemplifies which of the following quotes from the excerpt above?

3. Which of the following regulatory laws was passed as a result of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle?

4. In harmony with the sentiments of the excerpt above, which of the following best characterizes the "Square Deal" of Theodore Roosevelt?

5. Progressive Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick" policy in Latin America was best characterized by his

6. Would the Underwood-Simmons Tariff of 1913 be generally endorsed by Progressives of that era?

Questions 7-11 refer to the following information.

7. The 1933 political cartoon shown above makes the point that

8. Which of the following acts was the most beneficial to the labor movement?

9. Which of the following best accounts for the successes of labor unions?

10. Which of the following best describes the conflict between management and labor illustrated in the cartoon?

11. How was the Red Scare in post-World War I America connected to organized labor movements?