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Articles of Confederation to Constitution #1

Quiz by John Frieser

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  • Q1
    A major criticism of the Articles of Confederation was that too much power had been given to the
    British monarchy
    state governments
    House of Burgesses
    national government
  • Q2
    One accomplishment of the national government Under the Articles of Confederation was the passage of legislation establishing
    a central banking system
    the president’s right to put down rebellions
    the ability of Congress to tax the states effectively
    a process for admitting new states to the Union
  • Q3
    Under the Articles of Confederation, the years between 1781 and 1787 are often referred to as the “critical period” because the
    southern states threatened to secede from the Union over the issue of slavery
    colonies were forced to pay high reparations to England
    states were fighting the French and Indian War
    central government lacked the power to deal with major problems
  • Q4
    Which principle of government is found in both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States?
    Governing power should be divided between different levels of government.
    States have the right to secede from the Union.
    the right to vote must be guaranteed to all Americans.
    Supreme Court justices should be elected by the people.
  • Q5
    Disagreement at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 over the Virginia and New Jersey plans was resolved by a compromise that
    guaranteed continuation of the slave trade for at least twenty more years
    provided for construction of a new national capital in the south
    created a Congress made up of a Senate and a House of Representatives
    limited the power of the federal government to wage war
  • Q6
    At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Great Compromise settled the issue of representation in Congress by
    having both houses of Congress chosen by the state legislatures
    allowing all states to have equal representation in Congress
    giving each state two senators and a number of representatives based on population
    having both houses of Congress elected directly by the people
  • Q7
    The purpose of the Three-Fifths Compromise, which was adopted by the Constitutional Convention of 1787, was to
    reduce the fear of loss of representation by Southern States with large slave populations
    provide a means of deciding disputed Presidential elections
    balance power between states with large populations and those with smaller populations
    allow Congress to override a Presidential veto of an act passed by both Houses
  • Q8
    What was one effect of the Three-Fifths Compromise?
    The number of justices on the Supreme Court was established.
    A two-house legislature was created.
    Presidential appointments were assured easy confirmation.
    Slave states gained additional congressional representation.
  • Q9
    The Preamble of the United States Constitution was written to
    outline the organization of the government
    provide for ways to amend the Constitution
    protect the people from abuses of the Federal Government
    describe the purposes of the government
  • Q10
    The term supreme law of the land refers to which document?
    Declaration of Independence
    Articles of Confederation
    Constitution of the United States
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  • Q11
    Which principle of the United States Constitution is intended to ensure that no one branch of government has more power than another branch?
    checks and balances
    limited government
    rule of law
  • Q12
    "There can be no liberty if the same man or the same group has executive, legislative, and judicial control." Which political idea would the author of this statement most likely support?
    States rights
    separation of powers
  • Q13
    Federalism is a term used to define the division of power between the
    national and state levels of government
    president and the vice president
    Senate and the House of Representatives
    three branches of the federal government

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