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Becoming A New Nation.

Which of the following was NOT a weakness to Georgia Constitution of 1777?
a) Allowed parishes to become counties
b) Legislative branch was in charge of the state
c) Governor only served 1 year term
d) Legislative branch was made up 12 men

Georgia's first constitution, Georgia Constitution of 1777 was similar to what US document?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) Declaration of Independence
c) US Constitution
d) Charter of 1732

Which of the following was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
a) Ability to Wage War
b) Weak National governemtn
c) Unable to tax
d) Inability to regulate trade

What is the concept of checks and balances?
a) Limits placed on each branch so no one branch is more powerful
b) Checks the work of the citizens to see if they are working hard for the government
c) Checks to see if the President is choosing the representatives correctly
d) Dividing the powers of the government between the 3 branches

What is separation of powers?
a) Dividing the powers and responsibilities of the government between the branches
b) Dividing the new land of the US between the states
c) Allowing each branch to check over each branches' work
d) Allowed the president to take away powers from anyone in the government as he sees fit

What was the Great Compromise?
a) Allowed large states and small states to be equally represented in Congress
b) Allowed large states to get the most representatives in Congress since they had more people
c) Allowed small states to get the most representatives since they would never be as large as the large states
d) Allowed the president to set the number of representatives

What did the Virginia Plan support?
a) Number of representatives were based on a set number
b) Number of representatives were based on a state's population
c) Number of representatives were chosen by the President
d) Representatives were not allowed in the new government

What did the Rhode Island Plan support?
a) Number of representatives were based on a set number
b) Number of representatives were based on a state's population
c) Number of representatives were chosen by the President
d) Representatives were not allowed in the new government

What does bicameral mean?
a) Two houses
b) One house
c) Two camels
d) Three houses

How did the Founding Fathers allow changes to be made to the US Constitution?
a) Amendments
b) Declaration of the King
c) President would make changes
d) Changes cannot be made

What are the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution called?
a) Bill of Rights
b) Preamble
c) Grievances
d) Citizen Rights

Why did Georgia care about the US Constitution?
a) Created a strong federal government that would help fight the Native Americans.
b) Created a weak federal government that would allow the state to choose how it was governed.
c) Created a new law that said that slavery was legal so their economy would be prosperous.
d) Created a bicameral legislature that set representatives based on a set number.

Who makes up the US executive branch
a) President and Vice President
b) Supreme Court justices
c) Congress
d) Governor and Lieutenant

What was created at the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
a) U.S. Constitution
b) Declaration of Independence
c) Articles of Confederation
d) Charter of 1732

Which two men did Georgia send to represent the state while writing the new constitution?
a) William Few and Abraham Baldwin
b) Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall
c) Lyman Hall and William Few
d) Abraham Baldwin and George Walton

How many branches of government did the new constitution create?
a) 3
b) 2
c) 1
d) None, it became ruled by a king again

Where did each state send representatives to write a new constitution for the United States when the Articles of Confederation were failing?
a) Constitutional Convention in Philedelphia
b) First Continental Congress in Philedelphia
c) Second Continental Congress in Philedelphia
d) Constitutional Meeting in Boston

Was the first government of the United States successful?
a) Yes- because the weak national government allowed states to govern themselves.
b) No- because the weak national government gave the states too much power. and could not bring unity
c) Yes- because the citizens were tired of being taxed.
d) No- because the taxes that were set were too high and no one could afford them.

What was the United States' first government?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) US Constitution
c) Declaration of Independence
d) Charter of 1732

Who makes up the US legislative branch
a) Congress
b) President and Vice President
c) Supreme Court justices
d) Governor and Lieutenant

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