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Creating A Republic.[print questions]

You could say the major reason that the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution was to:
a) Provide for equal treatment of all people
b) Separate powers between the three branches of government
c) Limit the power of the state governments
d) Protect individual liberties from abuse by the federal government

How did many Americans react to Shays’ Rebellion?
a) Americans wanted to reunite with England
b) Americans wanted the Articles of Confederation revised
c) Americans wanted each state to become a separate nation
d) Americans wanted the powers of the central government reduced

Why were compromises on slavery included in the Constitution?
a) To get the states to accept liberty
b) To get women to accept the laws
c) To make alliances with other countries
d) To gain the support of the southern states

The founding fathers included the concepts of federalism, checks and balances, and separation of powers in the Constitution because they
a) hoped to expand the democratic process.
b) feared a government with unlimited power.
c) favored the poor over the rich.
d) wanted to increase the powers of the states.

One of the reasons Anti-Federalists opposed accepting the United States Constitution was because they feared it would
a) not include a guarantee of individual rights.
b) not give enough authority to the president.
c) increase the power of the state governments.
d) reduce the power of the national government.

Power is shared between the federal and state governments. This is called:
a) separation of powers
b) federalism
c) checks and balances
d) the elastic clause

“... whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.”
a) natural rights
b) separation of powers
c) republicanism
d) right of revolution

No person deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law
a) natural rights
b) separation of powers
c) republicanism
d) right of revolution

How did the Three-Fifths Compromise benefit southern states?
a) It allowed the states to retain a larger portion of their tax revenue.
b) The southern states were protected by larger presences of military.
c) Farmers were given larger land grants to produce goods for trade.
d) It allowed the states to have more representatives in the House of Representatives.

Which state's constitution included the first bill of rights?
a) Rhode Island
b) Pennsylvania
c) Massachusetts
d) Virginia

The Articles of Confederation
a) did not create a strong national government
b) created strong federal courts
c) included an executive branch
d) included many state laws

The FIrst Amendment in the Bill of Rights
a) lists the responsibility of citizens to serve in the military.
b) protects freedom of speech.
c) forbids the government from quartering soldiers in citizens homes.
d) outlaws the possession of weapons.

Why did three of the delegates of the convention refuse to sign the Constitution?
a) They believed that each state should hold a convention for rejection of ratification.
b) They feared it gave too much power to the national government.
c) They believed that African Americans were not fairly represented at the convention.
d) They didn't agree with the philosophy of a three-branch government.

Which of the following was a right that was granted to Congress by the Articles of Confederation?
a) Congress could regulate trade between states.
b) Congress could impose taxes.
c) Congress could declare war.
d) Congress could pass laws without colonial consent.

The original goal of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 was to
a) create a federal legislature.
b) establish the Supreme Court.
c) outlaw slavery in the states.
d) revise the Articles of Confederation

According to the Great Compromise,
a) there would be a one-house legislature.
b) each state would have the same number of members in the House.
c) New Jersey and Virginia would have the same number of members in Congress.
d) there would be two houses in Congress.

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787
a) created a new capital city.
b) provided a way to admit new states to the Union.
c) purchased territories from Britain.
d) allowed slavery in the Northwest Territory.

What was the purpose of the Federalist Papers?
a) to document the work performed by Benjamin Franklin
b) to defend the Constitution
c) to outline the positions of the candidates for President
d) to communicate actions taken by Congress to the 13 states

A territory could ask Congress to be admitted as a new state
a) after paying large sums of money to help defray the cost of the revolution.
b) if they set aside large plots of land for displaced Native Americans.
c) when it had a population of 60,000 free settlers.
d) once all enslaved African Americans within its borders were set free.

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