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TEST: Vocabulary ch. 8

Quiz by Leslie Pair

Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
    Articles of Confederation
  • Q2
    a law passed by Congress in 1787 that specified how western lands would be governed
    Northwest Ordinance
  • Q3
    (1781- 1787) The new nation faced many problems under the Articles of Confederation.
    Critical period
  • Q4
    A series of attacks on courthouses by a small band of farmers led by Revolutionary War Captain Daniel Shays to block foreclosure proceedings.
    Shay's Rebellion
  • Q5
    A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constitution
    Constitutional Convention
  • Q6
    Compromise made by Constitutional Convention in which states would have equal representation in one house of the legislature and representation based on population in the other house
    "Great Compromise"
  • Q7
    Agreement that each slave counted as three-fifths of a person in determining representation in the House for representation and taxation purposes (negated by the 13th amendment)
    "Three-Fifths Compromise"
  • Q8
    an agreement during the Constitutional Convention protecting slave holders; denied Congress the power to tax the export of goods from any State, and, for 20 years, the power to act on the slave trade
    Commerce Compromise
  • Q9
    A philosophy of limited government with elected representatives serving at the will of the people. The government is based on consent of the governed.
  • Q10
    a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
  • Q11
    A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
    Checks and Balances
  • Q12
    A belief that ultimate power resides in the people.
    Popular Sovereignty
  • Q13
    government structure in which government actions are limited by law
    Limited Government
  • Q14
    A change to the Constitution
  • Q15
    Formal approval

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