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Constitution Review

Quiz by Grace Ekwue

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  • Q1
    Article I, II, and II of the U.S. Constitution are examples of which constitutional principle?
    popular sovereignty
    separation of powers
  • Q2
    Why did southern representatives support the Three-Fifths Compromise?
    It allowed slaves to vote for the first time.
    It increased their votes (political influence in the South).
    It ended their property tax payments.
  • Q3
    Anti-Federalists opposed ratifying the U.S. Constitution because -
    they wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation.
    they did not want to sign the Treaty of Paris.
    they feared they would lose their individual rights.
  • Q4
    The "benefits of trial by jury" can be found in the --
    Eighth amendment
    First amendment
    Sixth amendment
  • Q5
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." -- The first amendment states that:
    Religious holidays are more important.
    Businesses are closed on Sundays so people can go to church.
    Citizens are free to worship in their own way.
  • Q6
    Under the Articles of Confederation, why was Congress unable to do its job?
    Most decisions required the approval of at least nine states.
    Congress lacked the power to regulate foreign trade.
    Congress lacked the power to tax.
  • Q7
    What is one of the ways to propose an amendment to the Constitution?
    3/4 of state governors vote to change the amendment.
    2/3 vote in both houses of Congress votes to change the amendment.
    The Supreme Court rules in favor of making a change.
  • Q8
    New Hampshire ratified the Constitution in 1788. After this happened, --
    other states created their own constitutions.
    new local courts were set up to interpret the laws.
    the U.S. Constitution went into effect.
  • Q9
    The Tenth amendment is an example of which principle of U.S. government?
    popular sovereignty
  • Q10
    If given the choice to have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, Thomas Jefferson said he would rather have newspapers without a government. Why did he feel that freedom of the press was important?
    It protects individual rights.
    It limits the power of the government.
    It kept the public informed.
  • Q11
    Shay's Rebellion led to --
    the drafting of a new U.S. constitution.
    the declaration of independence from Great Britain.
    the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
  • Q12
    Which of the following is in chronological order?
    (1) Battle of Yorktown; (2) Shays' Rebellion; (3) Constitutional Convention; (4) George Washington is inaugurated (becomes president)
    (1) Shays' Rebellion; (2) Constitutional Convention; (3) George Washington is inaugurated (becomes president); (4) Battle of Yorktown
    (1) George Washington is inaugurated (becomes president); (2) Battle of Yorktown; (3) Shays' Rebellion; (4) Constitutional Convention
  • Q13
    The Virginia Plan + New Jersey Plan -->
    Three-Fifths Compromise
    Missouri Compromise
    Great Compromise
  • Q14
    The English Bill of Rights influenced which U.S. document?
    Bill of Rights
    Articles of Confederation
    Declaration of Independence
  • Q15
    Which statement would have been made by an Anti-Federalist?
    A strong national government is necessary to protect the people.
    A strong national government can protect individual rights.
    The Revolutionary War was fought to end the tyranny of a strong national government.

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