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American History Midterm Review Day 2.

17. Who was the leader of the Continental Army?
a) a. Patriots
b) b. George Washington
c) c. Puritans
d) d. Loyalists

18. What was the function of the Mayflower Compact of 1620?
a) a. Stated that America was not its own country.
b) b. Said that the colonists could not settle past the Appalachian Mountains
c) c. An agreement between the Puritans that listed the rules for how they wanted to be governed. It gave all people a say about
d) d. Meant that the colonists would not pay taxes unless they had a say in what taxes they should pay.

19. There were many events which led up to the American Revolution. Which of the following is not an example of an event which led to the American Revolution?
a) a. Natural Rights
b) b. Boston Tea Party
c) c. Boston Massacre
d) d. Taxation without Representation

20. Which of the following was the final battle of the American Revolution?
a) a. The Battle of Lexington and Concord
b) b. The Battle of Saratoga
c) c. The French and Indian War
d) d. The Battle of Yorktown

21. Under the separation of powers specified by the U.S. Constitution, the national government is divided into the legislative, judicial, and ____ branches
a) a. Republican
b) b. Democratic
c) c. Federal
d) d. Executive

22. The Constitution gives the federal government the necessary power to protect itself against rebellions or attacks. Article IV give the national government the power to maintain a __________.
a) a. Military
b) b. Pharmacy
c) c. Bank
d) d. President

23. In President Washington's famous Farewell Address, he warned the American people against permanent alliances, sectionalism, and political parties. Why did President Washington warn the American people against political parties?
a) a. President Washington thought these would divide the nation
b) b. President Washington thought they were too powerful
c) c. President Washington did not like attending parties
d) d. President Washington did not think they were strong enough

24. The _____________ wanted a strong national government and believed that there should be a loose interpretation of the Constitution
a) a. Republicans
b) b. Federalists
c) c. Democrats
d) d. Democratic-Republicans

25. The ___________________ wanted strong state governments and believed in a strict interpretation of the Constitution.
a) a. Federalists
b) b. Republicans
c) c. Democratic-Republicans
d) d. Democrats

26. Before he left office, President Adams appointed some judges to the Supreme Court at the last minute. These appointment papers were not delivered in time and someone sued to become a judge. This Supreme Court case is known as _________.
a) a. Madison v Marshall
b) b. Madison v Jefferson
c) c. Madison v Madison
d) d. Marbury v Madison

27. How does the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution limit the power of the federal government?
a) a. It prevents the federal government from entering into treaties
b) b. It prevents the federal government from passing taxation laws
c) c. It reserves all unspecified powers to the states and the people
d) d. It places upper limits on government salaries

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