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Chapter 7 Social Studies

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6th grade social studies chapter 7

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  • 1. 
    To give up means to
    • A. 

      Execute

    • B. 

      Cede

    • C. 

      Compromise

    • D. 

      Amend

  • 2. 
    Signed in 1215, a british document that contained two basic ideas
    • A. 

      Articles of confederation

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Magna carta

    • D. 

      Bill of rights

  • 3. 
    To carry out also means
    • A. 

      Cede

    • B. 

      Compromise

    • C. 

      Execute

    • D. 

      Magna carta

  • 4. 
    Principle by which the powers of government are divided among separate branches
    • A. 

      Separation of powers

    • B. 

      Amend

    • C. 

      Cede

    • D. 

      Compromise

  • 5. 
    What were the weaknesses on the articles of confederation
    • A. 

      It would limit the power of government

    • B. 

      To spell out the rights of all citizens

    • C. 

      Congress lacked the power to coin money, there was no executive to carry out laws

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 6. 
    The first 10 amendments of the united states constitution are called the
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Magna carta

    • C. 

      Bill of rights

    • D. 

      Articles of confederation

  • 7. 
    The first american constitution passed in 1777 which created a loose alliance of 13 independence states
    • A. 

      Bill of rights

    • B. 

      Articles of confederation

    • C. 

      Constitution

    • D. 

      Magna carta

  • 8. 
    Why did people call for changes in the articles of confederation
    • A. 

      They wanted the articles of confederation revised

    • B. 

      It limited the power of government

    • C. 

      They believed that the government failed to solve the nations economic problems

  • 9. 
    An 1787 article that set up a government for the northwest territory guaranteed basic rights to settlers and outlaws
    • A. 

      Bill of rights

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Articles of confederation

    • D. 

      Northwest ordinance

  • 10. 
    Why did individual states write their own constitutions
    • A. 

      It would limit the power of government

    • B. 

      To spell out the rights of all citizens

    • C. 

      Both of these answers are true

  • 11. 
    How could a territory become a state according to the northwest ordinance
    • A. 

      By revising the articles of confederation

    • B. 

      Could ask congress to admit it as a new state

    • C. 

      Individual states have too much power to form a true union

    • D. 

      It had to have a population of 60,000 free settlers

  • 12. 
    To change also means to
    • A. 

      Cede

    • B. 

      Compromise

    • C. 

      Execute

    • D. 

      Amend

  • 13. 
    Settlement in which each side gives up some of its demands in order to reach an agreement
    • A. 

      Cede

    • B. 

      Execute

    • C. 

      Compromise

    • D. 

      Amend

  • 14. 
    Noah Webster's position based on his quote was that individual states have to much power to form a true union
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Who were 2 of the leading delegates of the constitutional convention
    • A. 

      George Washington and Bill Clinton

    • B. 

      Ronald Regan and John F. Kennedy

    • C. 

      George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      George Washington and Alexander Hamilton

  • 16. 
    The basic idea of _________________ was people have certain guaranteed rights
    • A. 

      Articles of confederation

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Magna carta

  • 17. 
    What two plans made up the Great Compromise
    • A. 

      The New York plan and the New Jersey plan

    • B. 

      The New Jersey Plan and the Virginia plan

    • C. 

      The New Jersey plan and the Washington plan

  • 18. 
    What does Webster mean when he says that the U.S. is a pretended union
    • A. 

      The value of public service

    • B. 

      Federal government should pay more attention to a unified defense

    • C. 

      It was not real

  • 19. 
    How did americans like George Washington react to Shay's Rebellion
    • A. 

      They liked it and kept it as at was

    • B. 

      They wanted the articles of confederation revised

    • C. 

      They thought it was good for the people of america

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 20. 
    The resolution of the Virginia and New Jersey plans were called the
    • A. 

      Constituiton

    • B. 

      Great compromise

    • C. 

      Constitutional convention

  • 21. 
    What fraction of slaves were used in figuring population
    • A. 

      3/5

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      1/8

    • D. 

      1/2

  • 22. 
    How many votes did each state have under the New Jersey plan
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      3

  • 23. 
    The Virginia plan and the New Jersey plan have three branches of government in common
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Why did the small states favor the New Jersey plan
    • A. 

      All states had equal representation in the legislature

    • B. 

      It took power away from larger states

  • 25. 
    The ideas in the _______________ were seats in the house were awarded according to population every state had Reps. in the senate
    • A. 

      Constitutional convention

    • B. 

      Great compromise

    • C. 

      Articles of confederation

  • 26. 
    How did the Bill of Rights become part of the Constitution
    • A. 

      It was added through the election process

    • B. 

      It was added through the constitution process

    • C. 

      It was added through the amendment process

  • 27. 
    ______________ believed in the same ideas as Webster
    • A. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      George Bush

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 28. 
    The founding fathers learned the value of public service from the Roman Republic
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Which group said that a strong national government could be effective and protect states rights
    • A. 

      Federalists

    • B. 

      Anti federalists

  • 30. 
    Which Enlightenment writer stressed that government powers should be clearly defined and diveded
    • A. 

      Baron de montesquire

    • B. 

      John Locke

  • 31. 
    Which Enlightenment writer expressed the idea the relationship between government and people it governs is a social contract
    • A. 

      Baron De Montesquire

    • B. 

      John Locke

  • 32. 
    Which group argued that the constitution must spell out ways to protect peoples basic rights
    • A. 

      Federalists

    • B. 

      Anti federalists

  • 33. 
    How many states had to ratify the Constitution before becoming law
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      14