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The Articles of Confederation went into effect in 1781 after all thirteen states
a) ratified them
b) ceded them
c) legalized them
d) inspected the.

This man wrote the original draft of the Declaration of Independence
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) John Adams
c) Ben Franklin
d) James Madison

The first battles of the American Revolution were fought at
a) Lexington and Concord
b) Annapolis and Boston
c) Boston and Philadelphia
d) Washington D.C and New York

According to the Articles of Confederation, this power was granted to Congress.
a) to make war and peace
b) to levy taxes
c) to regulate trade
d) to enforce laws

A loose union of independent states is a
a) confederacy
b) unitary system
c) federal system
d) constitutional government

The cmpromise made by the founders on this issue left a terrible burden for future generations.
a) slavery
b) anarchy
c) western territories
d) interstate commerce

The Magna Carta was important because it
a) established a limited government
b) gave power to the colonies
c) separated church and state
d) was America's first legislature

The sysytem that divides the power between the state and national governments.
a) socialist
b) unitary
c) communist
d) federal

This man was known as the father of the Constitution
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) George Washington
c) James Madison
d) John Adams

The economic system in which freedom of choice is emphasized is
a) command economy
b) capitalism
c) socialism
d) communism

Many Americans wanted a strong national government after
a) the economic depression of the 1780's
b) the Annapolis Convetion
c) the Northwest Ordinance
d) Shay's Rebellion

Federalists were concerned that without a strong national government this would triumph.
a) anarchy
b) extralegal trade
c) embargoes
d) socialism

Three Fifths of the slaves were counted for the purposes of
a) apportioning seats in the House of Representatives and taxation
b) electing state legislatures
c) apportioning seats in the Senate and taxation
d) apportioning delegates to presidential conventions and electing the president

Until 1808, the national government was prohibited from
a) passing bills of attainder
b) imposing import taxes
c) restricting the slave trade
d) establishing an army

Trade among the states was known as
a) legislative trade
b) extralegal trade
c) interstate commerce
d) anarchy

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