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Legislative Branch
a) Article I
b) Article II
c) Article III
d) Article IV

Supporters of the new Constitution
a) Jeffersonians
b) Nationalists
c) Federalists
d) Antifederalists

To keep any one branch of government from gaining too much power, the Framers built in a system of
a) rejecting a bill.
b) vetoing.
c) an executive branch.
d) checks and balances.

The Constitution created a government that divided powers between the national government and the states. This form of government is called a
a) nationalistic system.
b) federal system.
c) feudal system.
d) monarchical system.

The first state to approve the Constitution
a) Rhode Island
b) Connecticut
c) Delaware
d) Pennsylvania

What was the event in 1787 when farmers marched to the federal arsenal in Springfield, Massachusetts?
a) Boston Tea Party
b) Boston Massacre
c) Bacon's Rebellion
d) Shays's Rebellion

What Virginian gave fiery speeches against the Constitution saying it did not check the federal government's power?
a) Patrick Henry
b) George Washington
c) Richard Henry Lee
d) Thomas Jefferson

The most distinctive feature of the United States government is the
a) separation of powers
b) executive branch
c) federal system
d) vetoing power

The president can check Congress through
a) voting down
b) vetoing
c) overriding
d) underriding

This Pennsylvania group organized the first antislavery society in 1775.
a) Pacifists
b) Puritans
c) Quakers
d) Penns

The movement that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society was called the
a) Ideas Period
b) Period of Reason
c) Age of Science
d) Enlightenment

Under the federal system the final authority is the
a) state government
b) Constitution
c) court system
d) president

Essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay
a) The Antifederalist
b) The Federalist
c) The Spirit of Laws
d) The Bill of Rights

A period when economic activity slows and unemployment increases is called
a) depression
b) inflation
c) economic slowdown
d) employment slowdown

America's first constitution
a) American Constitution
b) Bill of Rights
c) Republic Plan
d) Articles of Confederation

The presiding officer at the Constitutional Convention was
a) George Washington
b) Benjamin Fanklin
c) Thomas Jefferson
d) John Adams

The Great Compromise was suggested by _____.
a) Roger Sherman
b) Benjamin Franklin
c) James Madison
d) Alexander Hamilton

_____ was one of two states that retained its colonial charter as a state constitution.
a) Georgia
b) Rhode Island
c) Maryland
d) New York

A government in which citizens rule through elected representatives is called
a) a sovereignty
b) a nationalistic government
c) a monarchy
d) a republic

Passed by the Confederation Congress, this law created a territory out of lands north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi Rivers.
a) Morris Ordinance
b) Confederation Law
c) Ordinance of 1785
d) Northwest Ordinance

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