Columbus was born into a world: a. Controlled by Muslim clerics. b. Flooded with cheap imports from China. c. Influenced by European investors seeking low-risk investments. d. Unimpressed and uninfluenced by Europe.
What did Congress seek to accomplish with passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789? a. The creation of a federal court system with limited power. b. An increase in the number of justices on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. c. To pack the court with Federalist appointees. d. To weaken the Supreme Court.
The largest number of immigrants to the American colonies in the eighteenth century were: a. African. b. Creole. c. Spanish. d. Scots-Irish.
The election of 1796 was won by a. Aaron Burr. b. Thomas Jefferson. c. John Adams. d. George Washington.
What did the French and American Revolutions have in common? a. Both allowed for the departure of loyalists. b. Both severed ties to a distant king. c. Both began with similar goals of individual freedom. d. Both liberated subject from slavelike oppression and misery.
Ponce de León was the first European who: a. Convinced Aztecs to accept Spanish authority so they could preserve their religion. b. Discovered gold in the New World. c. Sailed around the world in a continuous voyage. d. Set foot on the mainland that would become the United States.
In 1513 the Spanish Crown issued the Requerimiento, which: a. Divided Spain’s claims in the New World among those who had conquered it. b. Formally enslaved Indians living in territory claimed by Spain in the New World. c. Promised Indians who accepted Christianity and the authority of Spain that they would be left in peace. d. Required priests in Spanish colonies to be approved by the Inquisition.
Spaniards in the American Southwest abandoned the region around 1541 because: a. They found nothing of value to keep them there. b. Silver was discovered further south in Mexico. c. The Pueblo warriors were so fierce that the Spanish soldiers would not fight them. d. Coronado married a Zuni woman.
Ninety-seven percent of the American people lived on family farms in 1790. Most families occupied how much acreage? a. 160 acres. b. 50 to 100 acres. c. 640 acres. d. One league, or 4,477 acres.