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Unit 3 Founding Documents Review

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  • Q1
    plan of government that established "a firm league of friendship" among the States but allowed few important powers to the Federal Government.
    Articles of Confederation
  • Q2
    felt that people and nations were in a constant battle for power and wealth. He thought that an absolute monarchy was the best government.
    Thomas Hobbes
  • Q3
    believed in the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in natural rights (life, liberty and property).
    John Locke
  • Q4
    the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
    Natural Rights
  • Q5
    agreement among the members of an organized society or between a community and its ruler that defines and limits the rights and duties of each
    Social Contract
  • Q6
    a series of 85 essays written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay (using the name "publius") published in NY newspapers used to convince readers to adopt the new constitution
    Federalist Papers
  • Q7
    supporters of ratification of the Constitution
  • Q8
    people who opposed the Constitution unless it contained a Bill of Rights
  • Q9
    an armed uprising in opposition to a debt crisis. This led to the demise of the Articles of Confederation.
    Shay's Rebellion
  • Q10
    An essay composed by James Madison which argues that liberty is safest in a large republic because many interests (factions) exist. Such diversity makes tyranny by the majority more difficult since ruling coalitions will always be unstable.
    Federalist No. 10
  • Q11
    James Madison predicted that no single branch of government would become too powerful and oppress citizens, because power would be separated and each branch will have the power to limit the power of the other branches
    Federalist No. 51
  • Q12
    Which Foundational document BEST addressed the protection of Freedom of Religion, Speech and due process
    Bill of Rights
    the Articles of Confederation
    Declaration of Independence
  • Q13
    " He Has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation" - Declaration of independence Which Enlightenment principles is King George III accused of violating?
    Rule of Law
    Consent of the governed
    separation between church and state
    natural rights
  • Q14
    "Among the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. The friend of popular governments never finds himself so much alarmed for their character and fate, as when he contemplates their propensity to this dangerous vice." - James Madison, The Federalist No. 10 According to James Madison, what is the MOST significant threat to a democratic society?
    corruption of political officials
    the unequal distribution of property
    violent political protests
    tyranny of a majority or minority political group

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