Federalists and Republicans, 1789–1816
Why did Hamilton ask Congress to accept the debts of the Continental Congress?
because he knew that Southern farmers would suffer if the debts were not paid
because the Constitution required the new government to pay old debts
because he knew speculators had paid just a fraction of the bonds’ face value
because he wanted to restore faith in the financial stability of the United States government
__________ marked the first time that United States troops were used to enforce legislation.
the Whiskey Rebellion
a Native American uprising in the Northwest Territory
Democratic-Republicans feared that a strong federal government would _________.
threaten the rights and liberties of ordinary people
threaten the commerce of Northern merchants and artisans
support agriculture over trade
favor the South
Chief Little Turtle formed a confederacy to defend Native American land in __________ against white settlement.
the Northwest Territory
Washington’s Farewell Address cautioned Americans about all the following EXCEPT __________.
What effect did the Federalists hope the Alien and Sedition Acts would have?
They would undermine Republican support.
They would attract immigrants to the Federalist Party.
They would protect individuals’ rights to free speech.
They would underscore states’ rights.
How did Chief Justice Marshall’s decision in
strengthen the Supreme Court?
It asserted the Court’s power to decide whether laws passed by Congress were constitutional.
It stipulated that requests for federal court orders go directly to the Supreme Court.
It stated that the Supreme Court had no jurisdiction in the case.
It identified the kinds of cases that could be taken directly to the Court.
What motivated Napoleon to sell the Louisiana territory to the United States?
He wanted to prevent an alliance between Spain and the United States.
The United States demanded payment of French debts owed to American citizens.
He was not interested in colonization.
He needed financing for his plan to conquer Europe.
In the War of 1812, a brilliant victory for Commodore Oliver Perry established American control of __________.
the Niagara Falls
the Thames River
The terms of the Treaty of Ghent __________.
restored prewar boundaries
outlawed British impressment
designated new territories for the United States
outlined neutral rights
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