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Practice: Fall Semester Exam

Quiz by Leslie Pair

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  • Q1
    1787; This compromise was between the large and small states of the colonies. The Great Compromise resolved that there would be representation by population in the House of Representatives, and equal representation would exist in the Senate. Each state, regardless of size, would have 2 senators.
    Great Compromise
  • Q2
    demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor - This resulted in Parliament passing the Intolerable Acts.
    Boston Tea Party
  • Q3
    -ability to declare war
    Strengths of the Articles of Confederation
  • Q4
    no power to tax, President lacked power, no money to buy ships or pay soldiers
    Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
  • Q5
    To claim new territory, to find new sea routes to India and China, and to find gold, silver, and other treasure.
    Reasons for European Exploration
  • Q6
    (Spanish)Established Catholic missions and (French) focused primarily on Fur trading.
    Spanish and French colonists
  • Q7
    to increase wealth, to expand empires, and to spread Christianity
    Motives for European Exploration
  • Q8
    fur trading; positive relations with Indians
    Reasons for French colonization
  • Q9
    The rights of the First Amendment can not be taken away by the government. Gives freedom of speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion
    First Amendment Rights
  • Q10
    You need an open mind, readiness to work with others, make decisions, and to be impartial.
    Jury Duty Requirements
  • Q11
    Citizens should participate in serving on a jury.
    civic duty/responsibility
  • Q12
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
    Eighth Amendment
  • Q13
    Protects against unreasonable search and seizure
    Fourth Amendment
  • Q14
    delegate who opposed the Constitution because he believed that it did not adequately protect individuals from potential government abuse.
    George Mason
  • Q15
    A term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during ratification debates in state legislatures. They thought a strong central government will provide order and stability.

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