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First Semester Final US History Reteach

Quiz by Sam Berry

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    Which of the following is a reason for the growth of representative government and institutions in colonial America?
    The Colonies had a single and strong centralized government
    England set up a Parliament for all the colonies
    Catholic churches elected leaders and were self governing
    Protestant churches elected leaders and were self governing
  • Q2
    "How do we finance a war? Who has the power to negotiate treaties? What prevents the executive from becoming too powerful?" --Which group was responsible for answering these questions?
    Colonists negotiating the Albany Plan of Union
    Settlers creating the Mayflower Compact
    Representatives drafting the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Delegates writing the Articles of Confederation
  • Q3
    The Northwest Ordinance is considered a historical milestone because it...
    encouraged state legislatures to ratify the Constitution
    proposed treaties with American Indians to allow the peaceful settlement of new territories
    established a method for establishing new states to the Union
    more than doubled the size of the United States
  • Q4
    From 1690 to 1760, Parliament and the king of England allowed colonists in America to exercise a great deal of control over local and regional matters. Historians have described this practice as "salutary neglect." Which of the following happened as a direct result of this policy?
    Many proprietary colonies were converted to royal colonies
    Many colonies sought economic aid from other countries
    the colonies developed a strong tradition of self-government
    The colonies refused to participate in a system of common defense
  • Q5
    What was the significance of the Virginia House of Burgesses?
    The assembly served as a model for other colonial legislatures
    The king revoked Virginia's charter because the assembly became too powerful.
    The assembly sent delegates to Parliament to represent Virginia
    Colonists used the assembly to overrule decisions of the royal governor
  • Q6
    "Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated, and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of _____ renewed patriots' hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world." Which of the following best completes this excerpt?
  • Q7
    "America may boast that she has accomplished what no power before her ever did, contending with Britain---captured two of their celebrated generals and each an Army of thousands of veteran Troops to support them." --Abigail Adams, 1781. To which of the following is Abigail Adams referring in this excerpt?
    the arrival of French aid after the Battle of Saratoga
    The American victory at the Battle of Yorktown
    The negotiation of the Treaty of Paris by American diplomats
    The bravery of American soldiers at Valley Forge
  • Q8
    George Mason refused to sign the Constitution and opposed its ratification because he believed that it--
    did not adequately protect individuals from potential government abuse
    prevented the legislative branch from effectively governing the states
    did not give the executive branch enough power to oversee the military
    prevented the judicial branch from using judicial review to overturn acts of the legislature
  • Q9
    Patrick Henry opposed ratifying the Constitution because he believed that under it--
    individuals would exercise too much power of the federal government
    the states would surrender too much power to the federal government
    alliances could not be formed with other countries
    the courts would not be able to hold government officials accountable
  • Q10
    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." --Tenth Amendment. Which principle of US government is most clearly reflected in the amendment above?
    checks and balances
    separation of powers
    due process

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