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Which was NOT a reason to replace the Articles of Confederation
a) It did not have a president.
b) It was difficult to pass laws because each law had to be approved by 9 out of 13 states.
c) It did not have a court that could settle disagreements between states.
d) There were too many states.

True or False. After declaring their independence, the 13 states (former colonies) created a government to fight the war against Britain and solve problems. They created the document called the Constitution.
a) True
b) False, the document was called the Articles of Confederation
c) False, the document was called Checks and Balances
d) False, the colonies were fighting a war with France

Which branch can settle disagreements about what a law means?
a) Judicial
b) Legislative
c) Executive
d) Hickory

Which branch has the power to put an impeached official on trial?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Oak

Which branch can call Congress together for a special meeting?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Pine

Which branch of government can approve or reject people appointed by the President?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Weeping Willow

Which branch of government can sign treaties with other countries if approved by the Senate?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Maple

Which branch of government can decide if laws are unconstitutional?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Oak

Which branch of government do the President, Vice President, and the cabinet belong to?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Weeping Willow

Which branch of government do judges and the courts belong to?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Pine

Which branch of government carries out the laws?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Elm

Which branch of government does the House of Representatives and Senate belong to?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Hickory

Which branch of government interprets the laws?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Maple

Which branch of government makes law?
a) Judicial
b) Executive
c) Legislative
d) Oak

What are the ways of limiting powers for the three parts of government that was created in the Constitution?
a) Branches
b) Checks and Balances
c) Articles of Confederation
d) Constitutional Convention

What was the meeting of delegates in Philadelphia in 1787 that made plans for a new, stronger government for the United States? Here, the proposed that the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation.
a) Branches
b) Checks and Balances
c) Confederation Convention.
d) Constitutional Convention

What is the document that describes the government of the United States?
a) Constitution
b) Articles of Confederation
c) Constitutional Convention
d) Checks and Balances

What are parts of government with different kinds of responsibilities and powers?
a) Checks and Balances
b) Constitutional Convention
c) Branches
d) Articles of Confederation

What is the document that described a new national government for the former American Colonies? It was approved in 1781 and replaced in 1789.
a) Constitution
b) Articles of Confederation
c) Constitutional Convention
d) Checks and Balances

_________________ Rebellion took place when a former soldier and hundreds of other men tried to stop the court's from taking people's houses and property because they could not pay their bills.
a) Daniel's
b) Shays's
c) Confederation's
d) Branch's

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