Jaekyung L.

asked • 07/27/21

APUSH - Multiple choice Questions

Questions 9–12 refer to the following excerpt:


The other matter, just now hinted at and which I proposed in my last to join you in attempting to secure some of the most valuable Lands in the King's part which I think may be accomplished after a while notwithstanding the Proclamation that restrains it at present and prohibits the Settling of them at all for I can never look upon that Proclamation in any other light (but this I say between ourselves) than as a temporary expedient to quiet the Minds of the Indians and must fall of course in a few years especially when those Indians are consenting to our Occupying the Lands. Any person therefore who neglects the present opportunity of hunting out good Lands and in some measure marking and distinguishing them for their own (in order to keep others from settling them) will never regain it, if therefore you will be at the trouble of seeking out the Lands I will take upon me the part of securing them so soon as there is a possibility of doing it and will moreover be at all the Cost and charges of Surveying and Patenting &c. after which you shall have such a reasonable proportion of the whole as we may fix upon at our first meeting as I shall find it absolutely necessary and convenient for the better furthering of the design to let some few of my friends be concerned in the Scheme and who must also partake of the advantages.


(Letter from George Washington to his friend William Crawford, September 21, 1767)




9. Which of the following developments from the British colonial era is the above excerpt most directly responding to?

  1. Americans embraced the ideal of expanding over all of North, Central, and South America.
  2. Native Americans staged raids on British colonies in New England and Virginia.
  3. The British king barred colonists from expanding further westward.
  4. Colonists decided to wage a war for independence from the British imperial government.

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10. Which of the following best describes U.S.–Native American relations during the nineteenth century, which can best be seen as an extension of views as reflected in the above letter?

  1. Native Americans’ continual violation of agreements with European and American governments led to constant conflict.
  2. Americans’ great desire for land led them to claim and settle on lands even under questionable legality.
  3. Americans worked to protect the natural beauties and resources found on traditional tribal lands.
  4. American hoped to confine all Native Americans onto restricted reservations as early as possible.

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11. The above letter best demonstrates which of the following regarding American colonial relations with the British Crown by the mid-1700s? (2 points)

  1. The colonists were eager to obtain land and resources on behalf of the British government.
  2. The colonists wanted to reject the new taxes levied on them by the British government.
  3. With British help, Virginians hoped to force Native Americans living in their colony to resettle in the Northwest Territory.
  4. The colonists had little interest in following British laws that opposed their own interests.

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12. Which of the following best describes the British government’s reasoning for its actions referenced in Washington’s letter above? (2 points)

  1. The British king was reluctant to pay Native Americans for the lands the colonists wished to settle.
  2. Because of military expense and preservation of trade and land speculation, the British government wanted to control westward expansion instead of allowing the provincial colonial governments to have control.
  3. The British government wanted to control the regional tensions between colonists of the established coastal regions and those of the isolated “backcountry.”
  4. The British government came to be more sympathetic to Native American needs, upon appointment of British governors to specifically manage Indian affairs.

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