History of USA CSS Paper 2002

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2002
HISTORY OF U.S.A.
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks.

  1. In what way did the philosophy and purpose of Jacksonian democracy differ from those of the Jeffersonian democrats?

  2. One of the bitterest fruits of westward expansion was the intensification of the slavery controversy. Do you agree with this statement? Support your answer with specific incidents.

  3. Evaluate the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  4. ‘The United States would do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of normal economic health in the world, without which there can be no political stability and no assured peace.’ Discuss in the light of Marshall Plan.

  5. Discuss, ‘War against Terror’ as an instrument of US foreign policy.

  6. Since the Declaration of Independence Westward expansion is a story of annexations cessions and purchases. Elaborate.

  7. Write short notes on any TWO of the following:
    (a) Missouri Compromise 1820
    (b) Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    (c) Truman Doctrine
    (d) New World Order


COMPULSORY QUESTION
8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) Total articles in United States Constitution are:
(a) XIII (b) XXIII (c) VXI (d) None of these
(2) Atlantic Charter dates back to:
(a) 1946 (b) 1941 (c) 1827 (d) None of these
(3) Attack on Pearl Harbour took place in:
(a) 1918 (b) 1941 (c) 1939 (d) None of these
(4) _____________ was the second state of ratify the constitution.
(a) Maine (b) New York (c) Pennsylvania (d) None of these
(5) Bill Clinton was _______ President of United Staes:
(a) 42nd (b) 33rd (c) 51st (d) None of these
(6) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in:
(a) 1979 (b) 1962 (c) 1968 (d) None of these
(7) Total number of states in US is:
(a) 51 (b) 50 (c) 13 (d) None of these
(8) Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court of U.S.A. declaring slave a chattel was given in:
(a) 1823 (b) 1857 (c) 1893 (d) None of these
(9) Gadsden Purchase was ratified in:
(a) 1823 (b) 1853 (c) 1911 (d) None of these
(10) Stamp Act was passed in:
(a) 1688 (b) 1765 (c) 1797 (d) None of these


(11) Complete diplomatic relations between US and China were established in:
(a) 1979 (b) 1981 (c) 1982 (d) None of these
(12) _____________ state is known as sunshine state:
(a) California (b) Nebraska (c) Florida (d) None of these
(13) _____________ state is known as Golden Gate state:
(a) Oklahoma (b) Ohio (c) Virginia (d) None of these
(14) _____________ state is known as Sooners state.
(a) Arizona (b) Texas (c) North Dakota (d) None of these
(15) What does ANZUS stand for?
(16) Treaty of Ghent ended War of 1812 between USA and:
(a) France (b) Great Britain (c) Belgium (d) None of these
(17) Gettysburg Address was delivered by:
(a) President Lincoln (b) George Washington (c) Carter (d) None of these
(18) Columbus discovered America in:
(a) 1388 (b) 1688 (c) 1788 (d) None of these
(19) Louisiana which doubled the size of USA was purchased for:
(a) 150 million $ (b) 15 million $ (c) 15 billion $ (d) None of these
(20) Dean Rusk was:
(a) Secretary of Defence (b) Secretary of State (c) Secretary of Interior (d) None of these


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