USI.7b Confederation To Constitution: Question Preview (ID: 31095)


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Large states wanted all states ____.
a) to have representation in government based on population b) to be represented equally in government c) to vote on the new government unanimously d) to have more power than the national government
Small states wanted all states ____.
a) to be represented equally in government b) to have representation in government based on population c) to ban slavery d) to vote on the new government unanimously
One issue the delegates of the Constitutional Convention debated over was how ___ and ___ states should be represented in government.
a) large - small b) north - south c) Federalist - Anti-Federalist d) Democratic - Republican
Anti-Federalists wanted the new national government to have _____ power.
a) less b) more c) equal d) absolute
Federalists wanted the new national government to have _____ power.
a) more b) less c) no d) absolute
One issue the delegates of the Constitutional Convention debated over was how much power should be given to the _____.
a) national government b) Presidential cabinet c) state legislatures d) national treasury
In a federal system of government, power is shared between _____.
a) state and national governments b) 3 equal branches c) President and Vice President d) United States and Great Britain
Who was elected president of the Constitutional Convention?
a) George Washington b) James Madison c) Thomas Jefferson d) John Adams
What led to the effort to draft a new constitution?
a) weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation b) requirements from Great Britain c) strengths of the Articles of Confederation d) pressure from George Washington
What did the Great Compromise accomplish?
a) it split Congress into two parts - one based on population, the other with equal representation b) it created 3 separate branches of government c) it allowed 3/5 of the slave population in southern states to be counted towards representation d) it created a two-party system
The main job of the Judicial Branch is to ____.
a) determine of laws are constitutional b) write the laws c) enforce laws d) nominate cabinet members
The main job of the Executive Branch is to ____.
a) enforce laws b) determine of laws are constitutional c) write the laws d) veto Supreme Court nominations
The main job of the Legislative Branch is to ____.
a) write the laws b) enforce laws c) determine of laws are constitutional d) veto executive orders
A system of ___ was set up to make sure no one branch has too much power.
a) checks and balances b) federalism c) separation d) vetoes and ratification
___ out of 13 states had to vote in favor of the Constitution before it could become law.
a) 9 b) 13 c) 11 d) 7
_____ wrote the Bill of Rights.
a) James Madison b) George Mason c) George Washington d) Thomas Jefferson
The Bill of Rights _____.
a) is a written guarantee of individual freedoms b) was vetoed by the Anti-Federalists c) is a list of rights the British wanted protected d) was a declaration of American freedom
The Virginia Declaration of Rights was written by ____.
a) George Mason b) Thomas Jefferson c) James Madison d) George Washington
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was written by _____.
a) Thomas Jefferson b) James Madison c) George Mason d) George Washington
The Virginia Plan was proposed by _____.
a) James Madison b) George Mason c) George Washington d) Thomas Jefferson
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