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How Much Do You Know About Liberty? (a quiz)

Try your hand at answering the following questions:

  1. What method of resolving disputes did trial by jury replace?
  2. Which great American patriot was called the "Prince of Smugglers"?
  3. What bulwark of American liberty do we owe to the Antifederalists?
  4. How many slaves were liberated by Lincoln's Emancipation Proclaimation?
  5. After the Civil War, how did the federal and state governments oppress black people?
  6. Why did states establish compulsory government schools?
  7. What was the primary reason for the Sherman Antitrust Act?
  8. When was the last time an American president responded to a depression by cutting government taxes and spending -- and what were the results?
  9. When and why did organized crime get started in the United States?
  10. Which powerful U.S. government agency was established to assure monetary stability -- but became a major factor responsible for the Great Depression?
  11. Why did 61 nations raise their tariffs on the American products after 1930?
  12. How did government devestate farmers during the Great Depression?
  13. Name three New Deal policies that destroyed American jobs.
  14. What effect did the New Deal have on the Great Depression?
  15. Which three twentieth-century presidents promised to keep America out of war--but maneuvered in?
  16. About how many laws do U.S. legislative bodies, from city councils to Congress, enact each year 10,000, 50,000, 100,000, 150,000?
  17. About how many tariffs (import taxes) are there in the U.S. Tariff code 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 8,000?
  18. Every year, Americans spend an estimated five billion hours unproductively wrestling with which U.S. regulations?
  19. About how much do government regulations cost Americans each year $100 billion, $200 billion, $400 billion, $600 billion?
  20. What do these cherished pleasurs of American life have in common cowboys, hamburgers, movies, oranges, bowling, frankfurters, tomatoes, swimming, pizza, libraries, peas, onions, railroads, potatoes, salsa, picnics, symphony orchestras, and Christmas trees?

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