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U.S. founding documents

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  • Q1
    Who was responsible for the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?
    Samuel Adams
    Thomas Jefferson
    Robert Livingston
    Ben Franklin
    30s
  • Q2
    a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment.
    grievance
    120s
  • Q3
    At whom were the grievances in the declaration directed at?
    Loyalists
    King George III
    England
    Redcoats
    30s
  • Q4
    What rights are given to all people according to the Declaration of Independence?
    life, liberty, and death
    life, liberty, and happiness
    happiness, sadness, and money
    liberty, homes, and money
    30s
  • Q5
    What group approved the declaration?
    Parliament
    Redcoats
    Sons of Liberty
    Continental Congress
    30s
  • Q6
    In what city did the Continental Congress meet?
    Philadelphia
    120s
  • Q7
    What was the first constitution of the United States?
    US Constitution
    Declaration of Independence
    Common Sense
    Articles of Confederation
    30s
  • Q8
    The Articles of Confederation gave ______________ most of the power.
    states
    120s
  • Q9
    What powers were given to the federal government?
    declare war and collect taxes
    approve taxes and make treaties
    enforce laws and treaty
    30s
  • Q10
    The Articles of Confederation set up how many branches of government?
    two
    three
    four
    one
    30s
  • Q11
    How many votes did each state get under the Articles of Confederation?
    3/5 of the population
    one
    two
    based on population
    30s
  • Q12
    Why did the Continental Congress meet in 1787?
    to fix the Articles of Confederation
    to create a new constitution
    to vote on a name for the new nation
    to pay back the war debt
    30s
  • Q13
    Why did the Continental Congress scrap the Articles of Confederation?
    The country was at war
    The state government was to weak
    The federal government was to weak
    30s
  • Q14
    James Madison created __________ plan called for proportional representation.
    Virginia
    120s
  • Q15
    The New Jersey plan called for each state to have________ representative.
    two
    one
    four
    proportional
    30s

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