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Chapter 2/3 Constitution Review

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  • Q1
    As the Articles of Confederation were written, a major debate centered on whether
    The national government or state and local governments should be stronger
    Slavery should be legal
    The government should have both an executive and a legislative branch
    30s
  • Q2
    A serious problem following the Revolutionary War was that
    The national government could not regulate affairs with Native Americans
    The states refused to give the central government the right to make treaties
    Many states refused to help pay off the extensive war debt
    30s
  • Q3
    The Articles of Confederation ultimately failed. Which of the following choices is considered a one of the weaknesses of the document that led to its failure.
    There was no legislative branch and no representation of the people
    There was no ability for states to interact with each other on any type of business
    There was no executive official to ensure that laws were carried out
    30s
  • Q4
    A major reason for Shays’s Rebellion was that:
    Daniel Shays was a traitor, fighting for the British against the early government
    Citizens were upset about farm foreclosures, in many cases tied to the fact that soldiers were not paid for their efforts during the American Revolution
    Travel was slow and information could not flow through the states quickly
    30s
  • Q5
    The Virginia Plan, proposed by Edmund Randolph of Virginia, included which of the following items?
    There was no legislative branch in this plan, therefore, no plan for representation
    Representation in the legislature was based on the number of tax-paying landowners
    Representation in the legislature was based on population
    30s
  • Q6
    The New Jersey Plan, proposed by William Paterson of New Jersey, was similar to the Articles of Confederation in that:
    It included a unicameral legislature, emphasizing equal representation
    It included no executive position
    It took away the rights of those who were supporters of population-based representation
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of the following choices BEST describes the Connecticut Compromise?
    A plan consisting of a bicameral legislature with representation based completely on equality that appeased everyone in the country.
    A plan consisting of a unicameral legislature, based on population that counted slaves as one vote per person
    A plan consisting of a bicameral legislature with representation based on population and equality, appeasing both the large and smaller states.
    30s
  • Q8
    The Anti-Federalists demanded that the Constitution have a Bill of Rights because they:
    Believed it was needed in order to protect individual liberties
    Did not want the government to be able to restrict the slave trade
    Were concerned that the Judicial Branch would become overly powerful
    30s
  • Q9
    Place the following sections of the US Constitution in order by choosing the correct list.
    Articles, Preamble Amendments
    Preamble ,Articles, Amendments
    Preamble, Amendments, Articles
    30s
  • Q10
    Which Branch has the power to Declare War and Pass Laws?
    Legislative
    Executive
    Judicial
    30s
  • Q11
    Which Branch has the power to enforce laws, and Grant Pardons?
    Judicial
    Executive
    Legislative
    30s
  • Q12
    Which Branch has the power to Interpret the Constitution and Overturn Unconstitutional Laws?
    Legislative
    Judicial
    Executive
    30s
  • Q13
    What is Judicial Review
    Review by the Legislative Branch on the Constitutional Validity of a presidential act
    review by the Supreme Court on the Constitutional validity of a legislative act
    30s
  • Q14
    What is Judicial Restraint?
    The theory that judges need to limit the exercise of their own power
    The theory that congress needs to limit the exercise of judges power
    30s
  • Q15
    Which Supreme Court Case established Judicial Review?
    Gibbons v. Ogden
    McCulloch v. Maryland
    Marbury v. Madison
    30s

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