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Constitution and Convention

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  • Q1

    What happened first?

    Articles of Confederation

    Declaration of Independence

    Constitution

    30s
  • Q2

    Which document set up the first new government of the American Colonies, now called the United States of America?

    Constitution

    Declaration of Independence

    Articles of Confederation

    30s
  • Q3

    Which document replaced the Articles of Confederation?

    Articles of Confederation

    Declaration of Independence

    Constitution

    30s
  • Q4

    Which group of delegates is responsible for the writing of the Constitution?

    First House of Representatives

    Second Constitutional Convention

    The Senate

    Continental Congress

    30s
  • Q5

    How many years after the Declaration of Independence was signed was the Constitution ratified?

    2

    10

    11

    5

    30s
  • Q6

    The word ratification means:

    an act of signing or giving formal consent or agreement

    a result of disagreement

    a separation

    an establishment of consensus

    30s
  • Q7

    The word consensus means

    minority agree

    nobody agrees

    agreement of all

    majority agree

    30s
  • Q8

    How many states were needed to ratify the constitution in order for it to proceed?

    13

    a consensus

    6

    9

    30s
  • Q9

    What is the result of the demand that the constitution specify rights given to the people, and necessary to secure the vote of certain states to ratify?

    Both answers

    Amendments

    Neither answer

    Bill of Rights

    30s
  • Q10

    Who were the federalists?

    Those who were loyal to the Britain

    Those who did not want a strong central government

    Those who wanted a strong central government

    Those who thought a president was like a king

    30s
  • Q11

    Who were the anti-federalists?

    Those who were loyal to Britain

    Those who wanted to create the office of president

    Those who approved a strong central government

    Those who wanted most rights and laws to be reserved for the states

    30s
  • Q12

    What was one of the ideas of the anti-federalists?

    That they would have a strong central government

    That they would have to fight the next war by themselves

    That the supreme court could overturn state laws

    That states would have too much power

    30s
  • Q13

    How was notice of the new Constitution spread throughout the country?

    pamphlets

    all of the above

    talking to the people

    newspapers

    30s
  • Q14

    Which new branch of government did the Constitution establish?

    Judicial

    Legislative

    Executive

    State

    30s
  • Q15

    How many branches of government did the Constitution create?

    4

    2

    5

    3

    30s

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