U.S. History : Domestic Policies

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Domestic Policies

In what year did Congress pass the Judiciary Act, which established the federal judiciary?

Possible Answers:

1789

1869

1822

1801

Correct answer:

1789

Explanation:

The Judiciary Act is often called the Judiciary Act of 1789. It is a seminal piece of legislation that forms the underpinning of key aspects of the United States judiciary.

Example Question #2 : Domestic Policies

What was the name of the first federal tax imposed on a domestic product?

Possible Answers:

The Stamp Tax

The Tea Tax

The Federal Income Tax

The Whiskey Tax

Correct answer:

The Whiskey Tax

Explanation:

The first federal tax imposed on a domestically produced good was The Whiskey Tax of 1791. The colonists did not take kindly to this initial foray into basic federal taxation, and quickly mounted an armed resistance known as the Whiskey Rebellion. 

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