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U.S. History Regents Practice Questions
Practice questions for the U.S. History Regents. Attribute: nysregents.org
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Which action is an example of judicial review?
Congress increased the number of justices on the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court declared part of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court heard a case involving a United States ambassador.
The Chief Justice presided over the impeach- ment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
Which major issue was debated at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and contributed directly to the start of the Civil War?
regulation of interstate commerce
setting of qualifications for federal office holders
length of presidential term of office
balance of power between the states and the national government
After the Civil War, freedmen in the South had difficulty improving their economic condition because
literacy for formerly enslaved persons was prohibited
migration of factory workers from Northern cities had created competition for jobs
the federal government confiscated their 40- acre grants
the system of sharecropping kept them in a cycle of poverty
In the early 20th century, muckrakers were able to influence American society mainly by
exposing corruption in business and government
lobbying members of Congress
contributing to presidential election cam- paigns
organizing demonstrations in large cities
Judicial review is most accurately described as the power of the
president to override a decision of the Supreme Court
state courts to overturn decisions of the Supreme Court
Senate to approve all presidential appoint- ments to federal courts
Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of laws
The majority of immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1800 and 1860 came from
southern and eastern Europe
northern and western Europe
The Red Scare, the growth of the Ku Klux Klan, and the murder convictions of Sacco and Vanzetti were influenced by
the rise of organized crime
the passage of immigration quota acts
a distrust of foreigners
an effort to stop fascism
Which action is an example of international appeasement?
Congress authorizing the Manhattan Project
Japan attacking Pearl Harbor
Germany signing a nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union
Great Britain and France agreeing to Hitler’s demand for part of Czechoslovakia
The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights were significant influences on United States constitutional development because they
provided suffrage for all men and women
placed limits on the powers of the government
called for the abolition of slavery
supported the development of federalism
One result of the purchase of the Louisiana Territory (1803) was that the United States
acquired California from Spain
gained control of the port of New Orleans
ended border conflicts with British Canada
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