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CLEP US History I Exam Prep Question List

1 In his Letter from an American Farmer, Frenchman Hector St. John Crèvecoeur characterized which of the following as one of the hallmarks of early American life?
  1. The potential for major cities
  2. The ability of those from diverse nations to live together peacefully
  3. The communities that formed based on religion
  4. The difficulty in finding food and other resources
  5. The danger that Native Americans presented settlers
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2 Which of the following was a result of the growth of an urban middle class in the 18th and early 19th centuries?
  1. The decline of the upper class
  2. The rise of private schools to allow middle class children access to education
  3. A general decline in farming in the early 19th century
  4. Women's work could be limited to within the home
  5. There dramatic rise in conspicuous consumption
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3 Which of the following is true of the Northern economy during the Civil War?
  1. It flourished due to wartime production.
  2. Wartime production balanced out the cost of the war.
  3. The numerous casualties shrank the workforce, damaging the economy.
  4. The loss of trade with England was more devastating than expected.
  5. The lack of Southern cotton shut down the textile industry.
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4 Which of the following effectively marked the end of the Federalist Party?
  1. The ratification of the Constitution
  2. The election of Thomas Jefferson
  3. The death of Alexander Hamilton
  4. Andrew Jackson's victory in the Battle of New Orleans
  5. The Embargo Act
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5 By 1856, free white males could vote in every state because:
  1. Other ethnicities had lost voting rights.
  2. Property requirements were eliminated from voting rights.
  3. Marital status no longer determined the right to vote.
  4. Educational gains eliminated the need for literacy tests.
  5. Elections were held in various locations for the first time.
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