John Adams and Thomas Jefferson As President Quiz
Directions: Answer the questions below to show how much you learned about the presidency of Thomas Jefferson.
1. Which of the following men below was elected the second President of the United States in 1796?
D. Lonzo Ball
2. As President, John Adams was able to keep us from going to war with which of the nations below following the XYZ affair?
3. Many people disapproved of the Alien and Sedition Acts because?
A. they promised to pay England back for the cost of the French and Indian War
B. they took away basic freedoms and rights found in the Bill of Rights
C. they allowed the United States to purchase the Louisiana Purchase
D. they canceled the Election of 1800 due to a war with France
4. As president John Adams built up which of the following in order to protect the young nation?
A. the U.S. Air Force
B. the U.S. Navy
C.Home Land Security
D. Los Angeles Lakers
5. The Election of 1800 was unusual because of which of the following?
A. Jefferson won all of the electoral votes
B. John Adams was elected to a second term
C. Jefferson and Burr tied in the Electoral College
D. Jefferson and Adams tied in the Electoral College
6. Which of the following famous Americans below was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr?
A. Kyrie Irving
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. George Washington
D. Alexander Hamilton
7. Which of the following describes how Jefferson's presidential style differed from Washington and Adams?
A. Jefferson was more casual and wanted a smaller government
B. Jefferson was more formal and wanted a larger government
C. Jefferson preferred to be called "Your Highness"
D. Jefferson increased the size of the military
8. How did Thomas Jefferson add territory to the United States?
A. The U.S. Navy conquered North Africa
B. The Louisiana Purchase
C. The U.S. Army conquered Florida
D. The Gadsden Purchase
9. From what country did Thomas Jefferson buy the Louisiana Purchase?
10. Which of the following famous Americans below led The Corps of Discovery to explore the Louisiana Purchase?
A. Hamilton and Burr
B. Adams and Napoleon
C. Lewis and Clark
D. Westbrook and George
11. What is the furthest point west reached by the Corps of Discovery?
A. Mississippi RIver
B. Edge of the Louisiana Purchase in Montana
C. Pacific Ocean
D. Atlantic Ocean
12. Which famous Native American assisted the Corps of Discovery?
C. Little Turtle
D. Aaron Gordon
13. Which of the following below was Jefferson's policy to deal with the interference of American trade by England and France?
A. War with France
B. War with England
C. War with England and France
D. The Embargo of 1807
14. Which of the following would best describe the effects the Embargo of 1807?
A. It opened up more trade with Europe
B. It hurt the U.S. economy more than the Europeans
C. It led to warfare with Native Americans
D. It had no effect on the United States
15. How much money did the Louisiana Purchase cost?
A. $5 million
B. $10 million
C. $15 million
D. $20 million
16. Which of the important cities would you find at the mouth of the Mississippi River?
A. Washington DC
B. New York
C. New Orleans
D. San Francisco
17. Which of the following states was part of the Louisiana Purchase?
18. Examine the political cartoon above. What is the political cartoon trying to say about the Embargo of 1807?
A. The Embargo of 1807 was successful
B. The Embargo of 1807 was starting a war
C. The Embargo of 1807 was hurting us more than European nations
D. The Embargo of 1807 was a popular idea.
19. Look at the image above. Why were Lewis and Clarks journals important?
A. They declared war on England
B. They chronicled the animals and plants they discovered
C. They were able to secure French help
D. They set up laws for the United States
20. Write a PARAGRAPH answering the following question:
What letter grade would you assign Thomas Jefferson his presidency? In other words, do you think he was a good president or a bad president? Explain you answer using details and facts from his presidency that you learned in this section.
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