AP US History Practice Test 9

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

"Since the foundations of the American commonwealth were laid in colonial times over 300 years ago, vigorous complaint and more or less bitter persecution have been aimed at newcomers to our shores. Also the congressional reports of about 1840 are full of abuse of English, Scotch, Welsh immigrants as paupers, criminals, and so forth. Old citizens in Detroit of Irish and German descent have told me of the fierce tirades and propaganda directed against the great waves of Irish and Germans who came over from 1840 on for a few decades to escape civil, racial, and religious persecution in their native lands. The "Know-Nothings," lineal ancestors of the Ku-Klux Klan, bitterly denounced the Irish and Germans as mongrels, scum, foreigners, and a menace to our institutions, much as other great branches of the Caucasian race of glorious history and antecedents are berated to-day….But to-day it is the Italians, Spanish, Poles, Jews, Greeks, Russians, Balkanians, and so forth, who are the racial lepers…..In this bill we find racial discrimination at its worst—a deliberate attempt to go back 84 years in our census taken every 10 years so that a blow may be aimed at peoples of eastern and southern Europe, particularly at our recent allies in the Great War—Poland and Italy."

Robert H. Clancy, Congressional Record, 68th Congress, 1st Session, 1924

1. The excerpt above is most likely a response to

2. What best accounts for the sharp increase of immigrants during the period 1880–1910?

3. Which one of the following legislative acts is most closely an example of nativism?

Questions 4-8 refer to the following information.

4. The graph above is consistent with which of the following true statements about the era portrayed?

5. Which of the following was NOT a major contributing factor to the onset of the Great Depression?

6. The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 sought to lessen the effects of the Depression by

7. The dismal plight of the "Dust Bowl" refugees was captured in

8. In response to several unfavorable Supreme Court rulings concerning New Deal programs, Franklin Roosevelt