October 25, 2017

CLEP U.S. HISTORY II Exam Practice Questions

1. Who was the president after Abraham Lincoln?

a. Andrew Jackson
b. Andrew Johnson
c. Ulysses S. Grant
d. Samuel J. Tilden
e. Rutherford B. Hayes

2. Which of the following statements regarding the president’s plans for Reconstruction in 1865 is incorrect?

a. The president’s plan kept former Confederate military and political officials from engaging in politics.
b. The president’s pardon of many former Confederate military and political officials let them take offices.
c. The president’s plans for Reconstruction allowed former Confederate officials only a minority of offices.
d. The president’s actions initially resulted in a majority of former Confederate officials being put in office.
e. The president’s actions regarding new Southern members were rejected by Congress when it reconvened.

3. Which of the following took control of the government’s Reconstruction policies after 1866?

a. The president more than Congress
b. Moderate Democrats in Congress
c. Moderate Republicans in Congress
d. Radical Republicans in Congress
e. Conservative Democrats in Congress

4. Which of the following was not one of the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment (1868)?

a. The former Confederacy was enjoined to repay its debt.
b. US citizenship was defined for the purpose of voting.
c. Representation proportions were linked to voting rights.
d. Rebels would not be permitted to hold political offices.
e. These are all provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment.

5. Which of the following was not a provision of the Reconstruction Act of 1867?

a. Confederate officials could not vote pending ratification of new state constitutions.
b. The South was divided into five military districts until new governments could form.
c. Black Americans could vote for constitutional conventions and all elections thereafter.
d. Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment and new constitutions by the Southern states.
e. No citizens would be denied voting rights based on their race, color, or previous status of slave.

6. Which of the following events is not a social or economic outcome of the Reconstruction?

a. Howard University was established by the Freedman’s Bureau.
b. American Missionary Association founded Atlanta University.
c. African Americans started to found black community churches.
d. Sharecroppers were aided by landowners to make some profits.
e. Falling prices for cotton led to depression in the Southern states.

7. Which of the following was not a factor in the dissolution of Reconstruction?

a. The advent of Liberal Republicans who disagreed with Radical Republicans
b. Congress’ passage of the 1872 Amnesty Act, which pardoned Confederates
c. President Grant’s stringent military policing of the former Confederate states
d. Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives
e. House Democrats resuming control of a majority of past Confederate states

8. Which state’s vote in the election of 1876 was not disputed?

a. North Carolina
b. South Carolina
c. Louisiana
d. Florida
e. Oregon

9. Which statement is not true about the western US in the late 1800s?

a. The buffalo population was depleted by white settlers in the course of westward expansion.
b. The Native Americans’ economic reliance on buffalo resulted in depletion of buffalo herds.
c. The depletion of buffalo on the western plains augmented conflicts of whites with Indians.
d. The Dawes Act of 1887 converted property ownership by Indians from tribal to individual.
e. The Dawes Act sought to reform white treatment of Indians, but in practice, this backfired.

10. Of the following, which was not one of the first industries to develop in the western US?

a. Gold mining
b. Silver mining
c. Lumber industry
d. Cattle industry
e. Sheepherding

CLEP U.S. HISTORY II Exam Answer Key