United States History

The rebellion of Nat Turner had all the following effects EXCEPT:

(A) Fifty or sixty white people were killed.
(B) The Southern states passed harsh new laws limiting the rights of slaves.
(C) Southerners blamed William Lloyd Garrison and The Liberator for the uprising.
(D) Nat Turner and several of his followers were hanged as criminals.
(E) The rebellion inspired other successful uprisings throughout the South.
United States History

Theodore Roosevelt believed that big business should be regulated federally primarily because

(A) it was wrong for so few people to control so much money and property
(B) owners would not take proper care of the welfare of their workers or customers unless forced to by law
(C) businesses were not efficiently run or profitable
(D) too many people bought imported goods rather than goods made in the United States
(E) businesses were destroying too great a proportion of the nation’s natural resources
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 45

Questions 45 – 47 refer to the excerpt below.

“There is, at present, no danger of another insurrection against the authority of the United States on a large scale, and the people are willing to reconstruct their State governments, and to send their senators and representatives to Congress. But as to the moral value of these results, we must not indulge in any delusions. . . . [T]here is, as yet, among the southern people an utter absence of national feeling. . . . “Aside from the assumption that the Negro will not work without physical compulsion, there appears to be another popular notion… that the Negro exists for the special object of raising cotton, rice and sugar for the whites, and that it is illegitimate for him to indulge, like other people, in the pursuit of his own happiness in his own way.”

Carl Schurz, Report on the Condition of the South, 1865

Schurz’s analysis most directly illustrated the debates about which of the following issues in the South?

(A) The industrialization of the South
(B) The issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation
(C) The process of readmitting Confederate states
(D) The extent of federal legislative power
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The Cuban missile crisis ended when

(A) the Soviets agreed to withdraw their missiles from Cuba if U.S. missiles were withdrawn from sites in Turkey
(B) President Kennedy ordered the U.S. Navy to turn back Soviet ships headed for Cuba
(C) a CIA-sponsored invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles was defeated at the Bay of Pigs
(D) President Kennedy was assassinated
(E) the East German government built a wall around the perimeter of West Berlin
United States History

The two maps in this chapter illustrate which result of the French and Indian War?

(A) The colonists began to identify themselves as fellow Americans rather than as Virginians or New Yorkers.
(B) Dislike and distrust began to grow between Britain and the colonies.
(C) Individual colonies expanded their territory westward.
(D) Britain more than doubled the size of its holdings in North America.
(E) Spain more than doubled the size of its holdings in North America.
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 2

Questions 1 – 3 refer to the excerpt below.

“In 1739 arrived among us from Ireland the Reverend Mr. [George] Whitefield, who had made himself remarkable there as an itinerant preacher. He was at first permitted to preach in some of our churches; but the clergy, taking a dislike to him, soon refused him their pulpits, and he was obliged to preach in the fields. The multitudes of all sects and denominations that attended his sermons were enormous. . . . It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless or indifferent about religion, it seemed as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro’ the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street.”

Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Whitefield’s open-air preaching contributed most directly to which of the following trends?

(A) The growth of the ideology of republican motherhood
(B) Greater independence and diversity of thought
(C) Movement of settlers to the backcountry
(D) The pursuit of social reform
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The Articles of Confederation

(A) were ratified by 9 of the 13 states and then became law
(B) fixed the amount of the Revolutionary War debt Congress would have to repay
(C) did not provide for an executive or judicial branch of the national government
(D) established a strong central authority over the individual states
(E) apportioned representation of each state according to its population
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Social Darwinists such as Herbert Spencer argued that

(A) competition allows individuals to develop their talents and meet their needs
(B) competition and cooperation are equally important in building a productive and compassionate society
(C) human societies progress through competition, since the strong survive and the weak perish
(D) human societies progress through cooperation, a natural instinct that should be encouraged
(E) God predetermines that some members of society are fated to succeed and some members are fated to fail
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Who were “the Untouchables”?

(A) Chicago White Sox baseball players who threw the World Series in 1919
(B) Organized criminals who worked for Al Capone
(C) The murderers involved in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
(D) Characters in a novel by Ernest Hemingway
(E) FBI detectives who worked on cases involving violations of Prohibition
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 16

Questions 14 – 17 refer to the excerpt below.

“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

Chief Justice Earl Warren, writing the unanimous opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954

Which of the following sets of Supreme Court decisions demonstrated the strongest continuity with the idea expressed in the excerpt?

(A) Decisions endorsing the constitutionality of the death penalty, such as Gregg v. Georgia
(B) Decisions limiting affirmative action programs, such as Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
(C) Decisions defining individual rights and protections, such as Miranda v. Arizona
(D) Decisions defining election laws, such as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission