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Forming A Government

Quiz by Jaci Robertson

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  • Q1
    It's purpose was to require the English monarchy to obey the same laws as the English people
    Magna Carta
  • Q2
    It declared that no person could be forced to attend a church or pay taxes to a church. This was the earliest expression of separation of church and state.
    Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
  • Q3
    Each state had to approve of the Articles of Confederation
  • Q4
    First national government created by the Second Continental Congress
    Articles of Confederation
  • Q5
    This established the procedure for the admission of a state into the Union. It also banned slavery in the Ohio River Valley.
    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • Q6
    A continuous rise in the price of goods and services
  • Q7
    states having more power than the federal government
    Weakness of the Articles
  • Q8
    Constitutional Convention originally met to improve the Articles of Confederation but quickly threw them out to write the Constitution we still use today
  • Q9
    Father of the U.S. Constitution
    James Madison
  • Q10
    Under this plan a bicameral legislature in which the number of delegates per state would be based on a state's population
    Virginia Plan
  • Q11
    created a bicameral legislature; the Senate had equal representation and the House of Representatives was based on population
    Great Compromise
  • Q12
    Under this plan each state would have an equal voice in a unicameral legislature.
    New Jersey Plan
  • Q13
    This determined how to include slaves in the population count when determaning how many representatives a state would have in the Congress
    Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Q14
    Many southern states threatened to leave the Union if this happened
    banned the slave trade
  • Q15
    They felt under the Constitution the central government had been given too much power.

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