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2.3 Articles of Confederation and 2.4 The Constitutional Convention

Quiz by Mark Stegall

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  • Q1
    Which statement best describes stay powers under the Articles of Confederation?
    The states retained all powers that ere not specifically granted to the national government
    The power of state governments was extremely limited compared to the national government
    More powers were specifically granted to the states than to the national government
    there were no state governments, so all powers belonged to the national government
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  • Q2
    Under the Articles of Confederation,
    only Congress possessed the power to coin money
    Congress could tax the states in order to pay for national needs
    the states were responsible for enforcing national laws
    the executive branch determined which laws should be created
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  • Q3
    which of the following was a major weakness of the Articles of confederation?
    There was no way to amend the Articles of Confederation
    The national government did not have the power to declare war
    There was no national court system capable of settling legal disputes
    The national government was unable to keep the colonies united
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  • Q4
    Why was the Northwest ordinance of 1787 important?
    It established a blueprint for the nation's future growth
    It made up for the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
    It encouraged farmers to join Shays's Rebellion
    It illustrated the flaws in the Articles of Confederation
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  • Q5
    How did Shays's Rebellion influence political leaders?
    by demonstrating that the nation did not need a strong central government
    by convincing them that the Articles of confederation were working well
    by confirming the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
    by highlighting the need to represent big and small states equally in Congress
    30s
  • Q6
    What was the original purpose of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787
    to draft a new constitution
    to revise the Articles of Confederation
    to form a national army
    to elect new representatives to Congress
    30s
  • Q7
    On which of the following key points did the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan differ?
    the number of houses in the legislative branch and the basis for determining representation
    the method for counting enslaved persons when determining a state's population
    the number of branches to be included in the proposed government
    the process for admitting new states to the nation
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  • Q8
    At the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, why did large states favor the Virginia Plan?
    It solved the debate over counting enslaved persons for representation in Congress
    it suggested that representation in Congress be based on population
    It was proposed by James Madison
    It supported equal representation in Congress for all states
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  • Q9
    During the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, what was the basis for representation in Congress outlined in the Great Compromise?
    equal votes for all states in the House; representation based on state population in the Senate
    representation based on State population in both houses of Congress
    equal votes for all states in both houses of Congress
    equal votes for all states in the Senate; representation based on state population in the House
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  • Q10
    How did the delegates of the Philadelphia Convention address the issue of slavery?
    They outlawed participation in the Atlantic slave trade
    They ignored the issue of slavery
    They delayed action on abolishing the Atlantic slave trade for 20 years
    They abolished slavery
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