CHAPTER SEVEN TEST
1. Who were
the Barbary Coast States? What were they
doing to America? What did we do about them? Did our actions fit within the
Constitution? Yes or No and explain.
The Barbary Coast States were a group of
Sultanates along the Northwestern Coast of Africa on
The Western Mediterranean sea.
The Sultans sponsored pirates who attacked
American vessels and held victims for ransom.
In 1804 they captured the USS Philadelphia
and brought it to Tripoli.
President Jefferson sent a Flotilla under
Stephen Decatur to deal with the pirates.
CPT Decatur recaptured the Philadelphia and we paid
$60,000 to get the crew back.
This was an undeclared war on sovereign
nations. The President did not have the
authority to make war, but since he was successful, congress supported the
action setting a precedent for future military operations by the Presidents.
2. Why was the
Napoleonic War a threat to America? What two things did the US do to Britain
before we invaded Canada
that made them think we were supporting the French?
The war between France
and Britain (and their
European allies) increased pressure on the US to take sides in the war despite
our desire to remain neutral.
Thing 1 We gave $17,000,000
dollars to Napoleon for Louisiana
Napoleon used the money to finance his
war effort, particularly rebuilding his navy to threaten England
Thing 2 We declared war on England, tying their troops up in N. America
rather than allowing England
Send them to fight the French. Napoleon had just begun his invasion of Russian and France was open
the philosophies of Tecumseh and The Prophet and how the Native Americans
Believed that the land belonged to all the
native Americans, not just individual tribes and that it
was impossible for them to sell “pieces” of land to the white settlers.
Tecumseh would rally all Indians behind
his cause, but he died at the battle of the Thames.
Believed that native Americans must give
up the ways of the white and return to their original
ways of life.
No European dress, no fire arms, and no
#4 Fill in
this timeline of the major events in the War of 1812
CHAPTER SEVEN TEST
#5 What was
the ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS? When was
it? Why did it happen?
After the War of 1812 there was only one
political party, so there was little disagreement at the
It lasted for 12 years during the second
term of Madison and both of Monroe’s terms.
Americans gained a sense of pride in their
nation and saw the US as
superior to Europe.
Americans also realized that they
needed to cooperate and get along with Europe
to avoid future
#6 Who and
what did Miguel Hildalgo do?
He was a priest who led a rebellion in Mexico in 1810. He was executed.
In 1821, another revolution took place and Mexico gained its independence from Spain.
#7 Who and
what did Simon Bolivar do?
Bolivar led revolutions against the
Spanish in Venezuela, Panama, Colombia,
Ecuador, and Bolivia
the name “El Libarator” or “The Liberator”
#8 Who and
what did Jose de San Martin do?
San Martin led revolutions that freed Chile and Peru.
#9 What was
the MONROE Doctrine? Describe how it was
made and what it said.
Four European nations, France, Austria,
Russia, and Prussia formed a QUADRUPLE Alliance
to help Spain
get back its territories.
President Monroe issued a statement which
declared that the Western Hemisphere was not
open for any further European Colonization.
While the US lacked anyway to enforce the
Doctrine, the presences of the British Navy helped to
make the policy work.