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At the Constitutional Convention, the 3/5th compromise was adopted to solve the problem of how to
a) Divide Congressional representation between large and small states
b) Tax the exportation of agricultural products
c) Amend the Constitution through state conventions
d) Count the slave population toward representation and taxation

What is the purpose of the system of checks and balances?
a) to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful
b) to list the responsibilities of elected officials
c) to make it difficult to amend the Constitution
d) to share power between state and national governments

What is the primary work of Congress?
a) to debate whether laws are constitutional
b) to make laws for the country
c) to determine who will be the candidate for president
d) to be the chief executives of the states they represent

What was the position of the group known as the Federalists?
a) They questioned the justice of slavery.
b) They feared the power of the national government.
c) They supported the new constitution.
d) They believed that states should have equal representation in Congress.

Which of these describes a federal system of government?
a) Government is run by one political party.
b) A single leader makes all of the government decisions.
c) Individual states have power over the national government.
d) Power is shared by the national and state governments.

What did the Great Compromise decide?
a) the names of political parties
b) the system of checks and balances
c) process of selecting the president
d) representation in Congress

The delegates to the Constitutional Convention gave the job of choosing a chief executive to
a) all the citizens.
b) electors chosen by the states.
c) members of Congress.
d) state legislatures and governors.

Which of these did both the Virginia and New Jersey Plans include?
a) three branches of government
b) an end to slavery
c) an elected president
d) two houses of Congress

Which of these was the greatest challenge for the delegates at the Constitutional Convention?
a) how to respond to the interests of foreign countries
b) how to balance the interests of large and small states
c) how to address the concerns of farmers and ranchers
d) how to get agreement between the eastern and western states

The delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to establish a republic. Which of these describes a republic?
a) a country led by a president
b) a government led by a powerful few
c) a country led by elected representatives
d) parliamentary form of government

Why is Shays’ Rebellion an important event in U.S. history?
a) It showed the strength of the Massachusetts militia.
b) It was the beginning of a civil war.
c) It led to the passage of a new Constitution.
d) It dramatized the power of the central government.

Which was one weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
a) Congress could not impose taxes.
b) Congress could not declare war.
c) Congress could not set up a postal system.
d) Congress could not create an army and navy.

Following the American Revolution, what did Congress fear about a strong central government?
a) states would have too much power
b) another war would occur between Great Britain and America
c) laws would be passed to prevent people from settling in new territories
d) rights for which people fought would be lost

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