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Articles of Confederation

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  • Q1
    Why did the Founding Fathers purposely set up a weak central government?
    Parliament was too strong.
    It was easier to be independent.
    So one state could ruin everything.
    They didn't want another king.
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  • Q2
    What was the name of our first constitution?
    Constitution
    Constitution of the Confederation
    Articles of Confederation
    Articles of the Constitution
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  • Q3
    How did Shay's Rebellion help convince the states they needed a new constitution?
    Soldiers were kicking people out of their homes.
    Taxes were out of control.
    Debts from the war were outrageous.
    Farmers were attacking courts and no one could stop them.
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  • Q4
    Why were the Articles so frustrating to work with?
    The king wasn't in charge anymore.
    The Founding Fathers made them purposefully.
    Every state put its own interests first.
    It was too late to change them.
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  • Q5
    Why couldn't congress draft an army under the Articles of Confederation?
    The king made the soldiers more important than the colonists.
    The Sons of Liberty were never out of control in their behaviors.
    We didn't like the Stamp Tax collectors.
    The soldiers were kicking people out of their homes.
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  • Q6
    Why couldn't Congress tax the people directly under the Articles of Confederation?
    The King passed too many taxes on the colonists.
    Parliament was not happy with the taxes the colonists wanted.
    The people didn't have any money to pay taxes.
    Parliament taxed the colonists without the colonists being represented.
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  • Q7
    Why couldn't Congress collect debts owed to them under the Articles of Confederation?
    We didn't like the Stamp Tax collectors.
    King George wouldn't allow a congress to exist.
    Parliament owed the colonists money that they never received.
    King George III had made the colonists pay off his war debts.
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  • Q8
    Why was there not a national court system under the Articles of Confederation?
    Parliament was favored by the King George's courts.
    The Founding Fathers felt courts were not necessary.
    King George made the colonists pay off his war debts.
    King George III "bought off" his judges to do what he wanted.
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  • Q9
    Why was there no chief executive under the Articles of Confederation?
    The colonists did not have enough money to pay a chief executive.
    The states wanted to keep independent and have a say in what happened to them.
    King George would not allow it.
    The states decided that paying a chief executive was a waste of money.
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  • Q10
    Why couldn't Congress settle disagreements under the Articles of Confederation?
    Parliament would settle all disagreements between the states.
    The national courts would settle disagreements.
    The Sons of Liberty wanted to be in charge of disagreements.
    King George had played favorites when he was in charge.
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