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What was as unstable as a one-legged stool?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) the Constitution
c) the Constitutional Convention
d) the system of checks and balances

By June 1788, _______ of 13 states approved the Constitution and the United States had a new government.
a) 12
b) 11
c) 13
d) 9

Finally on September 17, _______ the delegates signed the final Constitution.
a) 1776
b) 1787
c) 1788
d) 2004

One major disagreement during the Constitutional Convention was how many representatives each state should get. To solve this problem, they created
a) A Senate -two representatives for each state
b) A House or Representatives - representatives that are determined by how may people live in the state
c) One representative for each state
d) Congress - Senate (two reps per state) AND House of Representatives (determined by by the number of people in the state.

One major disagreement was how strong should the government be? To solve this problem, the delegates decided to have
a) one, united strong government
b) each state to have their own government so they would not lose power
c) Both state and a strong national government with the national government divided into 3 branches.
d) no governmnet

__________ wrote much of the final draft of the Constitution
a) George Washington
b) James Madison
c) Gouverneur Morris
d) Ben Franklin

The president of the Constitutional Convention was
a) George Washington
b) James Madison
c) Gouverneur Morris
d) Ben Franklin

The Constitutional Convention took place in May, 1787 in _________________ at Independence
a) Chicago
b) Boston
c) Virginia
d) Philadelphia

The _______ delegates included some of the best known leaders in America
a) 11
b) 50
c) 13
d) 55

Why does the system of Checks and Balances work?
a) Each branch has the power to stop actions of another branch.
b) No one branch becomes too powerful
c) It balances the powers with the powers of other branches
d) All of these reasons explains why the system works!

What was the problem with the Article of Confederation?
a) They did not have 3 branches of government
b) Trouble making laws that al 13 states would agree to follow
c) No courts to settle disagreements
d) ALL of these reasons

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