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  • Q1
    Which series of 85 essays influenced the ratification of the United States Constitution?
    English Bill of Rights
    Magna Carta
    Federalist Papers
    Mayflower Compact
  • Q2
    Which of the following best describes a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
    It lacked a central authority to enforce laws
    It led to the creation of a strong executive branch
    It prevented the formation of a national currency
    It allowed states to form their own military
  • Q3
    Which term refers to the relationship between the powers of the national government and state governments in a federal system?
  • Q4
    Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution reserves powers not delegated to the federal government to the states or the people?
    Fifth Amendment
    Eighth Amendment
    First Amendment
    Tenth Amendment
  • Q5
    How does the U.S. Constitution embody the principle of limited government?
    By establishing a national religion
    By clearly defining and separating the powers of the government
    By outlining the rights of the President
    By determining the shape of the US flag
  • Q6
    Who was known as the 'Father of the Constitution', often associated with the Federalist party?
    Patrick Henry
    Alexander Hamilton
    James Madison
    George Mason
  • Q7
    Which of these figures was a noteworthy Anti-Federalist who was known for his 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' speech?
    Benjamin Franklin
    Alexander Hamilton
    James Madison
    Patrick Henry
  • Q8
    What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
    The strengths included strong central power and ability to levy taxes, while weaknesses included infringement on state rights
    The strengths included ability to levy taxes and regulate trade between states, while weaknesses included lack of power to enforce laws
    The strengths included maintaining sovereignty of states and facilitating western expansion, while weaknesses included insufficient central power, need for unanimous voting for amendments, and lack of power to levy taxes
    The strengths included unanimous voting for passing laws, while weaknesses included limited power to regulate trade between states
  • Q9
    What was the purpose of the Northwest Ordinance?
    To establish trade routes with Native American tribes
    To establish a process for admitting new states to the Union
    To establish the Bill of Rights
    To establish a system of public education
  • Q10
    What were the requirements for a territory to apply for statehood under the Northwest Ordinance?
    A population of at least 60,000 and a written constitution
    Payment of a large fee to the federal government and an existing state constitution
    Unanimous consent from the current states and a strong economy
    Approval from the British government and a military base
  • Q11
    What two plans were combined to create the Great Compromise?
    The Connecticut Plan and the Delaware Plan
    The Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan
    The New York Plan and the Pennsylvania Plan
    The Massachusetts Plan and the Rhode Island Plan
  • Q12
    What issue does the Great Compromise address?
    Slavery in the southern states
    Taxes on imported goods
    Expansion of the United States
    Representation in Congress
  • Q13
    What is the significance of the 3/5 compromise?
    It determined how slaves would be counted for representation and taxation purposes in the United States.
    It determined how slaves would be punished in the United States.
    It determined how slaves would be educated in the United States.
    It determined how slaves would be freed in the United States.
  • Q14
    Who is the head of the Executive branch in the United States?
    The Chief Justice
    The Vice President
    The Speaker of the House
    The President
  • Q15
    Which branch of government is responsible for enforcing laws?
    The Executive branch
    The Legislative branch
    The Military branch
    The Judicial branch

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