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List the 3 main points of the Virginia Plan and give its author
a) Author Edmund Randolg; b) Bicameral legislature c) Representation based on population d) 3 branches of government
List the 3 main points of the New Jersey Plan and give its author
a) Author William Patterson b) Unicameral Legisature c) Representation same for all states d) Congress could tax and regulate trade
What was the Great Compromise
a) It resolved the differences between the VA and NJ plans b) c) d)
Who proposed the Great Compromise?
a) Roger Sherman b) c) d)
How did the Great Compromise solve the issue of representation in Congress
a) 2 houses; House of Rep. (by population) b) Senate (equal representation) c) d)
What was the 3/5 Compromise
a) Counted every 5 slaves as 3 free persons for taxation and representation purposes b) c) d)
What were the three main problems faced at the Constitutional Convention
a) Small states and large states could not agree on the issues of slavery b) Northern and Southern states could not agree on the issues of slavery and commerce c) Federalists and anti-federalists could not agree on the power of the national government d)
Identify the 3 main parts of the US Constitution
a) Preample b) Articles c) Bill of Rights d)
List the 6 purposes of government as stated in the Preamble
a) establish justic b) insure domestic tranquility c) provide for common defense d) promote general welfare, secure blessings of liberty and our postery
what was the purpose of the Preamble
a) to state the main purposes of government b) c) d)
what does establish justice mean?
a) create fairness for everyone b) c) d)
Identify the 7 articles of the US Constitution (silly sentence)
a) legislative, executive, judicial, state relations, amendment process, supremacy clause, ratification b) c) d)
in what article would you find information about how to add amendments to the Constitution
a) 5 b) c) d)
In which article would you find information about how laws are made?
a) 1 b) c) d)
In which article would you find information about the Electoral College (Presidential Elections)
a) 2 b) c) d)
The first way the US Constitution can be amended is by a ____vote of both houses of_______
a) 2/3 Congress b) c) d)
The second way the US Constitution can be amended is by a National Convention at the request of ____ of the ______
a) 2/3 states b) c) d)
Why did the Anti-Federalists want a Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution before they would ratify it?
a) They were afraid of a stronger national (central) government and wanted to protect people's individual rights b) c) d)
List the freedoms listed in the first amendment
a) speech, petition, press, assembly and religion b) c) d)
which amendment prohibits the federal government from depriving any person of life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness with out due process?
a) 5 b) c) d)
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