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Constitution and Bill of Rights Unit Review

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  • Q1

    The document that was the first plan of government for the US, but eventually failed was called the ________?

    Parliament

    Constitution

    Articles of Confederation

    Bill of Rights

    30s
  • Q2

    The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to the ____.

    states

    England

    government

    people

    30s
  • Q3

    A Massachusetts farmer led a rebellion to protest unfair taxes imposed by the state.  This was known as...

    Shays' Rebellion

    Farmers' Fight

    Shays' Soldiers

    Farmers' Rebellion

    30s
  • Q4

    When the Articles of Confederation failed, delegates met to work on a document that created a stronger government.  This meeting was called the ______________________________.

    State of the Union

    Constitutional Convention

    Union Meeting

    1st Continental Congress

    30s
  • Q5

    The document that created a written plan for government and still exists today is called the ______________________________.

    Constitution

    Code of Conduct

    Articles of Confederation

    Declaration of Independence

    30s
  • Q6

    The U.S. government is divided into three parts, or _______________________________, each with its own powers and responsibilities.

    divisions

    arms

    branches

    sticks

    30s
  • Q7

    The separation of powers that keeps each branch of government from becoming too powerful is

    Veto

    Checks and Balances

    Compromise

    Rule of Law

    30s
  • Q8

    The three branches of government created  by the Constitution are called:

    None of these

    House of Representatives, Senate, Congress

    Legislative, Judicial, Executive

    Parliament, Executive, Legislative

    30s
  • Q9

    During the Constitutional Convention, there were two plans suggested.  The Virginia plan called for Congress to have representatives based on...

    population of the state 

    equal number for each state 

    None of these

    size of the state 

    30s
  • Q10

    During the Constitutional Convention, there were two plans suggested.  The New Jersey plan called for Congress to have representatives based on...

    Population of state 

    Equal number for each state 

    None of these 

    Size of state 

    30s
  • Q11

    Who is known as the "Father of the Constitution"?

    Thomas Jefferson

    James Madison

    Ben Franklin

    Abraham Lincoln

    30s
  • Q12

    This branch has the power to determine whether a law is unconstitutional.

    Judicial Branch

    Legislative Branch

    Executive Branch

    30s
  • Q13

    This branch has the power to impeach government officials accused of serious crimes.

    Judicial Branch

    Legislative Branch

    Executive Branch

    30s
  • Q14

    The head of this branch can "check" the power of the legislative branch by vetoing any bill it passes.

    Judicial Branch

    Executive Branch

    Legislative Branch

    30s
  • Q15

    Members of this branch can accept or reject appointments to important positions that the President makes.

    Executive Branch

    Judicial Branch

    Legislative Branch

    30s

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