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History of USA Paper, 2004

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100 NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions in all, including QUESTION No.8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks.

1. – Explain the characteristics of Colonial assemblies and representative government from 1776 to 1789.

2. Discuss Jefferson’s decision to purchase the Louisiana Territory, and explain the political and economic impact of this decision on the United States.

3. What are the Salient features of Andrew Jackson’s Presidency and Democracy?

4. Account for America’s emergence as an imperialist -colonialist power after 1898.

5. Woodrow Wilson had said, “We had a chance to gain the leadership for the world. We have lost it, and soon we shall be witnessing the tragedy of it all”. Comment upon America’s attitude towards Treaty of Versailles.

6. After World War-II the dominant focus of the U.S. policy had been anti-Communism on global scale. Discuss.

7. Write short but analytical notes on any TWO of the following:
(a) Progressive Movement.
(b) Watergate Scandal.
(c) President F.D. Roosevelt.
(d) Issue of Slavery in America.

 

COMPULSORY QUESTION

8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) America was named after:
(a) Christopher Columbus
(b) Amerigo Vespucci
(c) George Washington
(d) None of these

(2) The Peace Treaty of American Independence in 1783 was signed in the City of:
(a) Philadelphia
(b) London
(c) Paris
(d) Washington D.C
(e) None of these

(3) “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” has been written by:
(a) Harriet Beacher
(b) Paula Jones
(c) Monica Lewinsky
(d) None of these

(4) American Colonization Society was to:
(a) Support American expansionism
(b) Support anti slavery movement
(c) Settle Negros in Africa
(d) None of these

(5) The only President to enjoy four items:
(a) George Washington
(b) Thomson Jefferson
(c) Andrew Jackson
(d) Franklin D. Roosevelt
(e) None of these

(6) The ‘Gold Rush’ of California occurred in:
(a) 1848
(b) 1862
(c) 1865
(d) 1914
(e) None of these

(7) Next to Cotton the most valuable American export in 1860 was:
(a) Cotton manufacturers
(b) Tobacco
(c) Wheat
(d) Lumber
(e) None of these

(8) Who were called indentured servants?
(a) Indians
(b) Europeans
(c) Black
(d) British
(e) None of these

(9) French aid the American Revolutionary War because:
(a) The French Government was devoted to democratic ideas
(b) The Estate General forced the King to help
(c) The French expected to regain Louisiana
(d) The French wanted revenge on England
(e) None of these

(10) The Constitution of the United States provides that amendments may be proposed by:
(a) Congress
(b) The President
(c) Governors of the States
(d) States Conventions
(e) None of these

(11) “Common Sense” suggested:
(a) Reconciliation with England
(b) Commonwealth Status with England
(c) Protest against Parliament
(d) Rebellion against the King
(e) None of these

(12) What Revolution in Europe was influenced most directly by American Revolution:
(a) Industrial Revolution
(b) French Revolution
(c) Glorious Revolution
(d) Puritan Revolution
(e) None of these

(13) The First Bank of the United States was:
(a) A Private Corporation
(b) Government’s Institution
(c) City worker’s operated
(d) Industrial management
(e) None of these

(14) In 1800 most of the Americans were:
(a) Veterans
(b) Hunters
(c) Tradesmen
(d) Farmers
(e) None of these

(15) “Muckrakers” were:
(a) Black city workers
(b) White Racists
(c) Journalists
(d) None of these

(16) American Women got the right to vote in:
(a) 1865
(b) 1920
(c) 1945
(d) None of these

(17) The United States gained Texas from:
(a) Mexico
(b) Spain
(c) France
(d) Great Britain
(e) None of these

(18) Which is the fastest growing minority group in America:
(a) Blacks
(b) Asian Americans
(c) Red Indians
(d) Hispanics
(e) None of these

(19) The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in:
(a) December 1940
(b) December 1941
(c) December 1942
(d) None of these

(20) The only President who was elected more than twice:
(a) George Washington
(b) Andrew Jackson
(c) Franklin D. Roosevelt
(d) None of these

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