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Why was the Seven Years War significant toward the United States declaring their independence
a) it gave the colonies a Bill of Rights b) it allowed England to give the colonies more freedom c) it forced England to tax the colonies heavily d) it proved the superiority of the English
Why was the Great Compromise so Great ?
a) It made large states happy that representation in Congress would be chosen by state population b) It made small states happy that representation in Congress would be based on an equal representation c) It made both large and small states happy by creating a unicameral legislature d) It made both large and small states happy by creating a bicameral legislature consisting of a House
What is another name for the checks and balances that separate the powers among the branches of the federal government?
a) bicameral Congress b) reserved powers c) specific powers d) separation of powers
After the American Revolution the colonists were faced with creating a new government. What was the main difference between the Federalists and the Anti-federalists?
a) Federalists wanted a strong central government and the anti-federalists distrusted a strong centr b) Federalists wanted a Bill of Rights and the Anti-Federalists did not. c) Anti-Federalists wanted a strong central government and the Federalists distrusted a strong centr d) Anti-Federalists wanted a Bill of Rights and the Federalists did not.
What was the main reason to adding a Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution?
a) To secure the rights of the people b) To gain the support of the Anti-Federalists c) To gain the support of the Federalists d) o gain the support of the citizens in general
Which was the outcome of Marbury v. Madison?
a) It said that segregation was legal b) It said that slaves are not free even though they travel to a free state c) It established the right of the judicial branch to review the laws of Congress d) It outlawed segregation
7. Under popular sovereignty, who could decide whether slavery was permitted in a new territory?
a) the president b) congress c) all citizens d) residents of that state
Which of the following most accurately describes the outcome of the Dred Scott Decision?
a) Slave owners were not permitted to travel into free territory b) Slaves could be taken into free territory and it did not affect their “slave” status c) Slaves could not be taken into free territory without repercussions d) Slaves were not permitted to travel into free territory
This was the main difference between the economies of the North and the South.
a) The North had invested in commerce and the South did not b) The South was agricultural and the North was industrial c) The North was agricultural and the South was industrial d) The South had invested in commerce and the North did not
The passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments after the Civil War were directed toward
a) The political rights of women b) Protecting the rights of minorities c) Ending segregation d) Increasing powers for the states
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