AP US History Practice Test 7

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Question 12 questions

Time 12 minutes

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

"Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment….But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times."

Thomas Jefferson, 1816

1. Which of following Amendments to the Constitution is most directly an example of the sentiments expressed above?

2. Which of the following best describes a contributing factor in the crafting of the United States Constitution?

3. Which of the following statements is most accurate regarding the existence of political parties in the early United States?

Questions 4-8 refer to the following information.

"Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country? The president of the bank has told us that most of the State banks exist by its forbearance. Should its influence become concentrated, as it may under the operation of such an act as this, in the hands of a self-elected directory whose interests are identified with those of the foreign stockholders, will there not be cause to tremble for the purity of our elections in peace and for the independence of our country in war? Their power would be great whenever they might choose to exert it; but if this monopoly were regularly renewed every fifteen or twenty years on terms proposed by themselves, they might seldom in peace put forth their strength to influence elections or control the affairs of the nation. But if any private citizen or public functionary should interpose to curtail its powers or prevent a renewal of its privileges, it cannot be doubted that he would be made to feel its influence."

President Andrew Jackson, Veto of the Bank of the United States, 1832

4. In the excerpt above, which quote best explains why Jackson chose to veto the re-charter of the Second Bank?

5. Which of the following events most directly caused the formation of the Second Bank of the United States?

6. The debate over the First Bank of the United States was significant because it raised the issue of

7. The election of 1824 marked a turning point in presidential politics because, for the first time,

8. John Taylor of Caroline was a Virginia senator who served in office from 1792 to 1824. He distrusted large banking institutions and generally defended the institution of slavery. He was once quoted as saying that "…if Congress could incorporate a bank, it might emancipate a slave." Taylor is best categorized as

Questions 9-12 refer to the following information.

9. Supreme Court decisions concerning American Indian tribes in 1831 and 1832

10. Which of the following factors are most likely to have caused the migration shown in the map above?

11. Which event in Native American history is LEAST similar to the migration depicted in the map above?

12. Which of the following is true of the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887?