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U.S. History and Government Regents Exam. Friday June 20, 2008 9:15 AM. The exam has three parts. Part 1-50 Multiple Choice Questions Part 2-Thematic Essay Part 3-Document-Based Question with Scaffolding. There are seven required units that all questions will be derived from. 1-Geography

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u s history and government regents exam

U.S. History and Government Regents Exam

Friday June 20, 2008

9:15 AM

the exam has three parts

The exam has three parts.

Part 1-50 Multiple Choice Questions

Part 2-Thematic Essay

Part 3-Document-Based Question with Scaffolding

there are seven required units that all questions will be derived from
There are seven required units that all questions will be derived from.
  • 1-Geography
  • 2-Constitutional Foundations for the United States Democratic Republic
  • 3-Industrialization of the United States
  • 4-The Progressive Movement: Responses to the Challenges Brought About by Industrialization and Urbanization
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5- At Home and Abroad: Prosperity and Depression, 1917-1929
  • 6- The United States in an Age of Global Crisis: Responsibility and Cooperation
  • 7- World in Uncertain Times: 1950-Present
specifications grid number of multiple choice items by unit
Specifications Grid Number of multiple-choice items by unit
  • 1/ 0-2
  • 2/ 10-14
  • 3/ 4-8
  • 4/ 4-8
  • 5/ 4-8
  • 6/ 4-8
  • 7/ 4-8 (2-6 questions from 1980-present)
the 2 required essays are chosen from themes in u s history
The 2 required essays are chosen from themes in U.S. History
  • At least one essay must have a government theme. Some possible topics are:
  • 1. Laws and social change
  • 2. Roles of the Supreme Court
  • 3. Checks and Balances
  • 4. Citizenship
  • 5. Equal Rights
6 presidential decisions
6. Presidential Decisions
  • Throughout United States history, presidents have made decisions which have had significant impacts on American society.
  • Choose 3 of these decisions and:
  • 1. Describe the problem which led him to the decision.
  • 2. Discuss an impact of the decision on American society.
other themes to consider as possible essay topics
Other themes to consider as possible essay topics.
  • 1. Geographic Factors
  • 2. Intellectual Life and Reform
  • 3. Technology
  • 4. Twentieth Century Problems
  • 5. Tradition Versus Change
  • 6. Economic Policies and Systems
  • 7. Environmental Issues
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Other themes to consider as possible essay topics.
  • 8. Factors of Production and Growth
  • 9. Foreign Policies
  • 10. Human Rights
  • 11. Migration and Immigration
  • 12. Individuals and Groups
  • 13. Minorities
  • 14. Diversity and Intolerance
  • 15. Territorial Expansion
sample document multiple choice questions
Sample Document Multiple Choice Questions
  • Judicial review, as practiced by the federal courts, resulted directly from
  • 1. the decisions of colonial governors
  • 2. the Articles of Confederation
  • 3. the Bill of Rights
  • 4. a Supreme Court decision
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Sample Document Multiple Choice Questions
  • During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Great Compromise resolved a conflict over
  • 1. presidential power
  • 2. the issue of nullification
  • 3. representation in Congress
  • 4. taxes on imports
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Sample Document Multiple Choice Questions

  • John Locke’s theory of natural rights, as reflected in the Declaration of Independence, states that
  • 1. government is the source of all individual rights
  • 2. power should be concentrated in the monarchy
  • 3. power to govern belongs to the people
  • 4. individual liberties are best protected by a strong government
geography unit one topics
Geography-Unit One Topics
  • A. The Physical / Cultural Setting in the Americas
  • B. Role/ Influence of Geography on Historical/ Cultural Development
  • C. Geographic Issues Today
  • D. Demographics
geography multiple choice questions
Geography Multiple Choice Questions
  • Prior to 1850, what was the main reason the North developed an economy increasingly based on manufacturing while the South continued to rely on an economy based on agriculture?
  • 1. Protective tariffs applied only to northern seaports.
  • 2. Geographic conditions supported different types of economic activity.
  • 3. Slavery in the North promoted rapid economic growth.
  • 4. Manufacturers failed to make a profit in the South.
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Geography Multiple Choice Questions
  • Acquiring New Orleans as part of the Louisiana Purchase was considered important to the development of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys because the city
  • 1. provided protection from attacks by the Spanish
  • 2. provided migrant workers for river valley farms
  • 3. served as a port for American agricultural goods
  • 4. served as the cultural center for the nation
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Geography Multiple Choice Questions
  • Which geographic factor had the greatest influence on early patterns of industrialization in the United States?
  • 1. scarcity of flat land on which to build factories
  • 2. shortages of timber and coal
  • 3. desire of workers to live in mild climates
  • 4. availability of waterpower to operate machines
industrialization unit three topics
Industrialization-Unit Three Topics
  • A. The Reconstructed Nation
  • B. The Rise of American Business, Industry, and Labor
  • C. Adjusting Society to Industrialism: American People and Places
industrialization multiple choice questions
Industrialization Multiple Choice Questions
  • The growth of big business in the late 1800’s resulted in
  • 1. a reduction in child labor
  • 2. the elimination of the middle class
  • 3. the widening of the economic gap between rich and poor
  • 4. a shift in transportation investment from railroads to canals
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Industrialization Multiple Choice Questions
  • Constitutional amendments adopted during Reconstruction were intended to
  • 1. provide legal and political rights for African Americans
  • 2. end property and religious qualifications for voting
  • 3. correct problems with the electoral college system
  • 4. limit the number of terms of the president
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Industrialization Multiple Choice Questions
  • After 1880, a major new source of labor for American factories was
  • 1. western farmers who moved back to eastern cities
  • 2. young women who worked until they married
  • 3. formerly enslaved persons fleeing from the South
  • 4. immigrants from southern and eastern Europe
reform unit 4 topics
Reform-Unit 4 Topics
  • A. Reform in America
  • B. America Reaching Out
reform multiple choice questions
Reform Multiple Choice Questions
  • The photographs of Jacob Riis are most closely associated with the
  • 1. battlefields of the Civil War
  • 2. living conditions of the urban poor
  • 3. plight of sharecroppers in the South
  • 4. victims of the Dust Bowl on the Great Plains
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Reform Multiple Choice Questions
  • Progressive Era reforms such as the initiative, referendum, and recall attempted to
  • 1. increase the power of citizens in state and local government
  • 2. reestablish the system of checks and balances
  • 3. provide low-interest loans to farmers
  • 4. expand voting rights to Native Americans
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Reform Multiple Choice Questions
  • The Federal Reserve System helps to regulate
  • 1. the annual federal budget
  • 2. state sales tax rates
  • 3. Social Security payments
  • 4. the nation’s money supply
1917 1940 unit 5 topics
1917-1940: Unit 5 Topics
  • A. War and Prosperity : 1917-1929
  • B. The Great Depression
1917 1940 multiple choice questions
1917-1940 Multiple Choice Questions
  • The march of the “Bonus Army” and referring to shantytowns as “Hoovervilles” in the early 1930’s illustrate
  • 1. growing discontent with Republican efforts to deal with the Great Depression
  • 2. state projects that created jobs for the unemployed
  • 3. federal attempts to restore confidence in the American economy
  • 4. the president’s success in solving social problems
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1917-1940 Multiple Choice Questions
  • The changing image of women during the 1920’s was symbolized by the
  • 1. passage of an equal pay act
  • 2. drafting of women into the army
  • 3. popularity of the flappers and their style of dress
  • 4. appointment of several women to President Calvin Coolidge’s cabinet
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1917-1940 Multiple Choice Questions
  • In the years before the U.S. entered World War 1, President Woodrow Wilson violated his position of strict neutrality by
  • 1. secretly sending troops to fight for the democratic nations
  • 2. openly encouraging Mexico to send troops to support the Allies
  • 3. supporting economic policies that favored the Allied nations
  • 4. using U.S. warships to attack German submarines
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1917-1940 Multiple Choice Questions
  • The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s can best be described as:
  • 1. an organization created to help promote African-American businesses
  • 2. a movement that sought to draw people back to the inner cities
  • 3. a relief program to provide jobs for minority workers
  • 4. a period of great achievement by African-American writers, artists, and performers
global crisis unit 6 topics
Global Crisis: Unit 6 Topics
  • A. Peace in Peril : 1933-1950
  • B. Peace With Problems : 1945-1960
unit 6 multiple choice questions
Unit 6 Multiple Choice Questions
  • A main purpose of government-ordered rationing during World War 2 was to
  • 1. increase foreign trade
  • 2. limit the growth of industry
  • 3. conserve raw materials for the war effort
  • 4. encourage women to enter the workforce
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Unit 6 Multiple Choice Questions
  • The U.S. began a trade embargo against Cuba in the 1960’s to
  • 1. encourage political change in Cuba
  • 2. promote domestic industries in Cuba
  • 3. motivate Cubans to immigrate to the U.S.
  • 4. end the domination of the banana industry by Cuba
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Unit 6 Multiple Choice Questions
  • A goal of the Marshall Plan (1948) was to
  • 1. rebuild Japan after World War 2
  • 2. provide military aid to the Warsaw Pact
  • 3. establish a Pan-American military alliance system
  • 4. provide economic aid to European nations threatened by communism
1950 present unit 7 topics
1950 – Present: Unit 7 Topics
  • A. Toward a Postindustrial World: Living in a Global Age
  • B. Containment and Consensus: 1945-1960
  • C. Decade of Change: 1960’s
  • D. The Limits of Power: Turmoil at Home and Abroad, 1965-1972
  • E. The Trend Toward Conservatism, 1972-1985
  • F. Approaching the Next Century 1986-
unit 7 multiple choice questions
Unit 7 Multiple Choice Questions
  • A major goal of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program was to
  • 1. control economic inflation
  • 2. end poverty in the U.S.
  • 3. repeal several New Deal social programs
  • 4. return the responsibility for welfare programs to the states
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Unit 7 Multiple Choice Questions
  • In Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) and Miranda v. Arizona (1966), the Supreme Court ruled that persons convicted of crimes had been
  • 1. denied due process of law
  • 2. denied a speedy and public trial
  • 3. victimized by illegal search and seizure
  • 4. sentenced to cruel and unusual punishment
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Unit 7 Multiple Choice Questions

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed in an effort to correct:

  • racial and gender discrimination

2. limitations on freedom of speech

3. unfair immigration quotas

4. segregation in the armed forces

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Unit 7 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Population increases that resulted from the baby boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s contributed to a
  • 1. housing surplus
  • 2. drop in immigration
  • 3. reduction in government services
  • 4. rise in the demand for consumer goods