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How did the ideas of the Enlightenment influence the decision of the American colonies to declare independence from Great Britain?
a) They believed government should be a contact between people and their government b) They believed government should protect the rights of corporations.  c) The believed government should be selected by divine right.  d) They believed government should be divided into three branches. 
True or False: The US Constitution was the first government of the United States.
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: The Articles of Confederation was the best government the US ever had.
a) True b) False c) d)
Under the Articles of Confederation, the government faced many challenges. The passage of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was considered one of the primary successes of the period. Why was the Northwest Ordinance important?
a) It ended conflicts with all American Indians in the Northwest Territory and provided equal treatment for everyone. b) It created a system of federalism that became the basis for the division of powers in the United States Constitution. c) It addressed the need for government in the NW Territory and established precedents for future governing of the US d) It established a system of taxation that required all states to contribute to the expenses of maintaining the NW Territory
Which of the following is NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
a) 9/13 States must approve any bills b) The federal government can print $ but so can the states c) State commerce isn’t regulated, so states are taxing each other d) It creates a Presidency
Did the Federalists or Anti-Federalists believe a standing army was necessary?
a) Federalists b) Anti-Federalists c) d)
True or False: The Anti-Federalists Demanded a Bill of Rights
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: The First Ten Amendments of the Consitution are called the Bill of Rights
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: The Federalists wouldn't sign the Constitution without a Bill of Rights
a) True b) False c) d)
Which of these parts of the Constitution comes from the Enlightenment?
a) The Separation of Powers b) A bicameral legislature c) A powerful Executive Branch d) The Social Contract
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