U.S. History Regents Practice Questions

Question 1 of 10

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Which action is an example of judicial review?

Select one of the following:

  • 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.

Question 2 of 10

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Which major issue was debated at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and contributed directly to the start of the Civil War?

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 3 of 10

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After the Civil War, freedmen in the South had difficulty improving their economic condition because

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 4 of 10

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In the early 20th century, muckrakers were able to influence American society mainly by

Select one of the following:

  • exposing corruption in business and government

  • lobbying members of Congress

  • contributing to presidential election cam-
    paigns

  • organizing demonstrations in large cities

Question 5 of 10

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Judicial review is most accurately described as the power of the

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 6 of 10

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The majority of immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1800 and 1860 came from

Select one of the following:

  • southern and eastern Europe

  • northern and western Europe

  • Latin America

  • East Asia

Question 7 of 10

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The Red Scare, the growth of the Ku Klux Klan, and the murder convictions of Sacco and Vanzetti were influenced by

Select one of the following:

  • the rise of organized crime

  • the passage of immigration quota acts

  • a distrust of foreigners

  • an effort to stop fascism

Question 8 of 10

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Which action is an example of international appeasement?

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 9 of 10

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The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights were significant influences on United States constitutional development because they

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 10 of 10

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One result of the purchase of the Louisiana Territory (1803) was that the United States

Select one of the following:

  • acquired California from Spain

  • gained control of the port of New Orleans

  • ended border conflicts with British Canada

  • annexed Florida

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