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James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton wrote the ________________ arguing in favor of the Constitution and stronger central government.
a) The Liberator
b) Federalists Papers
c) Gettysburg Address
d) Declaration of Independence

What were the names of the two groups that formed at the convention, and became the first political parties?
a) Federalist and Republicans
b) Anti-Federalist and Democrats
c) Federalists and Anti-Federalists
d) Independents and Socialists

Who is considered the father of the Constitution?
a) George Washington
b) James Monroe
c) John Adams
d) James Madison

Where and when was the Constitutional Convention held?
a) Washington D.C./1776
b) New York/1783
c) Philadelphia/1787
d) Boston/1770

What are the 3 branches of the US government, that were established based on the principle of separation of powers?
a) Legislative, Judicial, and Economic
b) Executive, Judicial, Legislative
c) Judicial, Military, Social
d) Interior, Defense, State

Which principle of the US Constitution gives the people the right to choose and for majority rule?
a) Limited Government
b) Amendments
c) Popular Sovereignty
d) Checks and Balances

Which principle of the US Constitution provides a way for each branch of the government to keep the other's powers from getting out of control?
a) Federalism
b) Checks and Balances
c) Limited Government
d) Republicanism

Which principle of the US Constitution set up a system in which power is divided between the central and state governments?
a) Limited Government
b) Republicanism
c) Popular Soverignty
d) Federalism

What was the name of the compromise that settled the issue between small and large states over representation in Congress?
a) Missouri Compromise
b) Great Compromise
c) 3/5 Compromise
d) Compromise of 1850

What event led to the public demanding a change in the Articles of Confederation?
a) Shay's Rebellion
b) Boston Tea Party
c) John Brown's Raid
d) Yorktown

What was the name of the first governing document in the USA?
a) The Bill of Rights
b) The Constitution
c) The Articles of Confederation
d) The Emancipation Proclamation

Which of the following was a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
a) No national court system
b) No power to tax
c) No national army
d) All of the answers are correct

What was the biggest fear of the Anti-Federalists?
a) The states would have to much control
b) The central government would be to powerful and individual liberties might be crush
c) The military would become to strong
d) The country would be divided East vs. West

Which branch of the government is responsible for creating the laws?
a) Executive
b) Legislative
c) Judicial
d) Defence

How many houses make up the Congress or the Legislative Branch?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Which house on Congress is based on a state's population?
a) The Senate
b) The Supreme Court
c) The White House
d) The House of Representatives

Which branch of the government gets to decide if a law is constitutional or not
a) Executive
b) Legistlative
c) Judicial
d) Military

What power does the President have to check the power of the Congress?
a) Veto power
b) Dictator power
c) Voting power
d) Military power

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