United States History

All the following advances were made in race relations in the United States between 1940 and 1960 EXCEPT:

(A) In Brown Vs. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.
(B) Public transportation was desegregated.
(C) Major league baseball was desegregated.
(D) The Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed.
(E) A voting rights act was passed.
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 33

Questions 30 – 33 refer to the excerpt below.

“[H]istory and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government…. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. . . . The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns.”

George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

Most historians would argue that the recommendations of Washington’s address ceased to have a significant influence on United States foreign policy as a result of

(A) westward expansion in the nineteenth century
(B) support for Cuban revolutionaries in the Spanish-American War
(C) Woodrow Wilson’s support for international democratic principles during the First World War
(D) involvement in the Second World War
United States History

Which of the following contributed the most to the founding and success of the Iroquois Confederacy?

(A) The small size of the Iroquois tribes
(B) The fact that the tribes all belonged to the same nation
(C) The popular election of the council members
(D) The constant conflicts among the Iroquois tribes
(E) The example of the New England town meeting
United States History

Between 1830 and 1850, the United States gained land that would become all the following present-day states EXCEPT:

(A) California
(B) North Dakota
(C) Washington
(D) Oregon
(E) Texas
United States History

The Second Great Awakening gave rise to or supported all the following movements EXCEPT:

(A) women’s education
(B) temperance
(C) abolition
(D) women’s suffrage
(E) the Whig Party
United States History

The Pacific Railway Act had all the following effects EXCEPT:

(A) the arrival in California of thousands of Chinese immigrants
(B) a rise in the national rate of employment
(C) an increase in westward migration by people in search of jobs with the railroad
(D) the sale of surplus railroad land to homesteaders
(E) a decline in production in the steel industry
United States History

President Jimmy Carter helped work out a peace agreement between

(A) Palestine and Israel
(B) Israel and Egypt
(C) Egypt and Jordan
(D) Iraq and Kuwait
(E) East Germany and West Germany
United States History

All the following were U.S. victories in the Pacific EXCEPT:

(A) Bataan
(B) Guadalcanal
(C) Coral Sea
(D) Midway
(E) Solomon Islands
United States History

By 1920 the United States had acquired partial or total control over all the following EXCEPT:

(A) it had founded the League of Nations
(B) it had lost relatively few of its fighting forces and its economy was prosperous
(C) it had had a successful socialist revolution
(D) it was geographically isolated from Europe
(E) it had dictated the terms of the Treaty of Versailles
United States History

In the early 1900’s, nativists supported restrictions on immigration for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

(A) They did not want U.S. culture changed.
(B) They did not want to learn to speak foreign languages.
(C) They feared that immigrants would lower the working wage.
(D) They thought immigrants might bring in ideas, values, and ways of thinking that would not fit in.
(E) They feared that immigrants would take jobs away from workers born in the United States.