SAT II US History : Cause and Effect in U.S. Foreign Policy from Pre-Columbian History to 1789

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II US History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Cause And Effect In U.S. Foreign Policy From Pre Columbian History To 1789

The event known as the Boston Tea Party was in response to __________.

Possible Answers:

increased militia building among the American colonies

increased imposition of taxes on the American colonies by the British Parliament

easing of regulations on tea and other products by the British Parliament

increased stationing of British troops in the American colonies as peacekeepers

a limit on the amount of tea being imported into the American colonies

Correct answer:

increased imposition of taxes on the American colonies by the British Parliament

Explanation:

The Boston Tea Party was a protest conducted by citizens of Massachusetts in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. In response to increased taxes and tariffs, particularly on tea, many colonists took to organizing opposition to Parliament's acts. After the Tea Act, which raised duties on tea, the most popular drink on both sides of the Atlantic, some of the leading citizens of Boston boarded ships carrying tea and dumped it overboard into Boston Harbor. This act became infamous, but was only one of many protests to a variety of taxes and tariffs. All of these led towards the American Revolution.

Example Question #2 : Cause And Effect In U.S. Foreign Policy From Pre Columbian History To 1789

On September 3rd, 1783, ______________ officially ended the American Revolutionary War.

Possible Answers:

The Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of Yorktown

The Treaty of Paris

The Siege of Charleston

The Treaty of Ghent

Correct answer:

The Treaty of Paris

Explanation:

Although the Battle of Yorktown was the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War, it was the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that officialy ended the war between the new United States of America and Great Britain.

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