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1. The ______________ was an agreement made between President Thomas Jefferson and France that allowed the United States to purchase fifteen states and two Canadian provinces for $15 million.

a.  Treaty of Paris
b.  Treaty of Versailles
c.  Louisiana Purchase 

2. The foundation on which the United States government has been built for over 200 years is called the ___________________.

a.  Declaration of Independence
b.  Bill of Rights
c.  United States Constitution 

3. ___________ was the 7th president of the United States, who represented the rights of the people and opposed the establishment of the national bank.

a.  Thomas Jefferson
b.  James Monroe
c.  Andrew Jackson 

4. Police departments, libraries, schools, and issuing driver's licenses are some of the responsibilities of which of the following?

a.  the state government
b.  the federal government 

5. Declaring war, making treaties with other nations, and providing postal service are some of the responsibilities of which of the following?

a.  the state government
b.  the federal government 

6. President Thomas Jefferson appointed Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the newly purchased land from France.

a.  True
b.  False

7. Amnesty is an official pardon, usually for people who have been convicted of political offenses.

a.  True 
b.  False

8. The ______________ is a package of five bills that defused a four-year confrontation between slave states and the free states regarding the territory acquired during the Mexican-American War.

a.  Treaty of Versailles
b.  Compromise of 1850 
c.  Northwest Ordinance

9. The war between America and Mexico in a dispute over the boundary of Texas is called _______________.

a.  the Mexican-American War 
b.  the Spanish War
c.  the Civil War

10. The brief introductory statement of the United States Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles is called the ___________.'

a.  Bill of Rights
b.  Preamble
c.  Declaration of Independence

11. The belief, under President James K. Polk's administration, that America was destined to expand across the entire continent is called the ____________. 

a.  Compromise of 1850
b.  Northwest Ordinance
c.  Manifest Destiny 
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Social Studies:  American Government - Quiz