American Domestic Policy Theories
American Domestic Policy Theories

American Domestic Policy Theories

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This question pack contains miscellaneous theories and reflections on domestic policy in America.

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American Domestic Policy Theories 9

In the Plessy v. Ferguson United States Supreme Court decision, what precedent was set to define racial policy from 1896 until 1954?

A

All freed slaves were given the right to vote.

B

Former slaves were considered property and therefore did not have legal rights as citizens.

C

Former slaves were granted citizenship.

D

Slaves could not be treated unfairly by racially motivated Jim Crow laws.

E

Separate facilities for the races were permissible, providing that they were equal.

American Domestic Policy Theories 10

According to the Wells Barnett reading, which of the following depicts a fair conclusion about race relations in the United States at the end of the 1800s?

A

Even though slavery has ended, blacks are still denied many freedoms, especially in the South.

B

Blacks and whites are treated the same way under the law, especially in the South.

C

Whites and blacks mostly agree on using mob-rule lynching to enforce punishments for horrible crimes.

D

Blacks are still greatly protected by the federal government from being mistreated, especially in the Southern states.

E

None of the above

American Domestic Policy Theories 1

Andrew Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth” advocates for which of the following?

A

The importance of saving one’s riches

B

The paternalistic duty of the rich to take care of the less fortunate

C

How the Bible outlines the best way to become wealthy

D

Adam Smith’s religious viewpoints

E

The role that money plays in politics

American Domestic Policy Theories 2

The 19th-century philosophy of Social Darwinism maintained which of the following?

A

That the government should have control over the means of production and the market

B

That all social class distinctions in American society should be eliminated

C

That economic success comes to those who are the hardest working and most competent

D

That wealth and income should be more equally distributed

E

That luck is more important than ability when it comes to economic success

American Domestic Policy Theories 3

The market principles advocated by Adam Smith and other capitalists most likely appealed to which of the following core American beliefs?

A

Equality and cooperation

B

Separation of church and state

C

Laissez-faire and liberty

D

States’ rights and independence

E

Socialism and planned economy

American Domestic Policy Theories 4

The underlying principles of capitalism coincide with which of the following core American political theories?

A

Socialism

B

Equality

C

Independence

D

Individualism

E

Cooperation

American Domestic Policy Theories 5

Which concept from the Industrial Age greatly shaped American political thought and government actions in the late 1800s?

A

Imperialism

B

Nativism

C

Immigration

D

Racism

E

All of the above

American Domestic Policy Theories 6

Which of the following concepts from the Industrial Age is expressed in Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden?”

A

Racism

B

Imperialism

C

Immigration

D

Both A and B

E

Both B and C

American Domestic Policy Theories 7

Which political theory is best portrayed by the American “Open Door Policy” in China?

A

Liberty

B

Imperialism

C

Anti-Imperialism

D

Socialism

E

Communism

American Domestic Policy Theories 8

Speaker A: “In order to preserve true American traditions and culture, we should not allow immigrants with vastly different origins into our country.”

Speaker B: “Immigrants to the United States must be well educated in order to gain admission.”

Speaker C: “The new flow of unskilled foreign-born workers into the country has negatively impacted the wages of the American worker.”

Speaker D: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

Which statement above most likely disagrees with Francis Walker’s sentiments on immigration?

A

Speaker A

B

Speaker B

C

Speaker C

D

Speaker D

E

All of the above

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