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Gathering of representatives in 1787 in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation
a) Bill of Rights
b) Constitutional Convention
c) Mayflower Compact
d) Federalist Convention

The principle that the authority of the government is created and sustained by the consent of its people.
a) Popular Sovereignty
b) Checks and Balances
c) Limited Government
d) Federalism

1786 revolt in Massachusetts that revealed a need for a national army.
a) Bill of Rights
b) New York Riots
c) Preamble
d) Shay's Rebellion

Idea that government should not be unrestricted in the authority over individuals.
a) Limited Government
b) Separation of Powers
c) Checks and Balances
d) Individual Rights

People who argue for the ratification of the Constitution.
a) Anti-Federalists
b) One Direction
c) Federalists
d) Democrats

People who argued against the ratification of the Constitution.
a) Federalists
b) Anti-Federalists
c) Patriots
d) Loyalists

The author of the majority of the Federalist Papers
a) George Washington
b) Ms. Smoke
c) George Mason
d) Alexander Hamilton

Name given to the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution.
a) Bill of Rights
b) Freedom of Speech
c) The Federalist Papers
d) Limited Government

Opening statement of the Constitution that sets its purpose.
a) Beginning
b) Preamble
c) Start
d) Ratification

To approve
a) Sign
b) Ratification
c) Preamble
d) Federalist

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