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What is the main job of the Judicial Branch
a) To enforce the laws b) To make the laws c) To interpert the laws d) None of the choices
What happened as a result of The Proclamation of 1763, the Stamp Act, the Quartering Act, the Townshend Acts, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable acts
a) The US attacked the French b) The US made a treaty with Native Americans c) The US declared independence from Great Britain d) None of the choices
Which is a weakness of the British during the Revolutionary War
a) Less food b) Less trained c) Less equipped d) Bad leaders
Which are strengths of the Americans during the Revolutionary War
a) more troops,more food,more supplies b) better leaders,patriotism,foreign allies c) more money, more weapons,more volunteers d) none of the choices
Who wrote the pamphlets Common Sense and The Crisis
a) Thomas Paine b) James Madison c) Thomas Jefferson d) Patrick Henry
The Pamphlet Common Sense aided the American cause in the Revolutionary War because it
a) convinced France to join in the fight against England b) persuaded individuals who were undecided to support independence c) led to the repeal of the Stamp Act d) created a new system of government for the United States
Supporters of the New Constitution were known as
a) Republicans b) Patriots c) Federalists d) Anti-federalists
What is the purpose of the preamble of the Constitution
a) to establish the Legislative Branch b) to outline the goals of the Constitution c) to outline the amendment process d) to establish a system of checks and balances
Why did the founders choose to create an electoral college to elect the President
a) They wanted to carry out the election most fairly b) They wanted to ensure all voters had an equal say c) They distrusted state lawmakers’ ability to make wise choices d) They distrusted ordinary Americans’ ability to make good decisions
During the debates over the ratification of the United States Constitution, Federalists and Anti-Federalists disagreed most strongly over which idea
a) division of powers between the national and state governments b) provision for admitting new states to the Union c) distribution of power between the Senate and the House of Representatives d) method of amending the Constitution
When the United States Constitution was written, what was the purpose of the Three-Fifths Compromise
a) to settle the dispute between Federalists and Anti-Federalists b) to settle the dispute about representation between slave states and non-slave states c) to settle the dispute about allowing slavery in the nation d) to settle the dispute about how many senators would be elected from each state
At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, delegates from the small states most strongly supported which idea
a) levying taxes on exports b) establishing a strong national executive c) equal representation for the states in the national legislature d) popular election of Senators
Why did delegates at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 agree to create a bicameral legislature
a) as a way to insure speedy passage of legislation b) as a way to assure the right to vote to all adult males c) as a way to satisfy the different interests of the rich and poor citizens d) as a way to balance the differences between the large and small states
Why did the Articles of Confederation fail
a) The President could not sign laws b) The court system could not agree on laws c) Congress could not force states to pay taxes d) The king did not support them
Shays’ Rebellion is most remembered today because it
a) threatened law and order in Massachusetts b) shocked congress into calling for a Constitutional Convention c) dramatized the money problems faced by poor farmers d) showed how well the Articles of Confederation worked
What is a republic
a) a government in which there is a two-party system b) a government in which elected officials have limited terms c) a government in which government power is limited by checks and balances d) a government where representatives are elected by the people
What is federalism
a) shared power between the national and state governments b) states retain most of the power c) the central/national government has all the power d) states can veto federal laws
The Declaration of Independence was written to explain
a) Why the colonists thought “taxation without representation” was unfair b) What Britain needed to do to win back the loyalty of the colonies c) Why it was time for the colonies to separate from Great Britain d) What other nations could do to help the colonies win their freedom
The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the war because it
a) Brought France into the war as an American ally b) Ended General Burgoyne’s career c) Liberated Georgia from British control d) Forced the British to leave Canada
Who was chosen by the Second Continental Congress to command its new Continental Army
a) John Adams b) George Washington c) William Howe d) Henry Knox
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