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A Weak Federal Governmnet, Shays's Rebellion, And The Constitutional Convention

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Use pages 82 & 83 in the textbook to answer the questions below.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first government in the "united" states was set up in _______.
    • A. 

      1781

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1871

    • D. 

      1981

    • E. 

      1492

  • 2. 
    What were the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      A law that described the government in Britain

    • B. 

      A story in an old newspaper

    • C. 

      A law that described the first government of the United States

    • D. 

      The clothes that the American colonists wore

  • 3. 
    What is the legislature?
    • A. 

      A part of the government that makes the laws

    • B. 

      A person that writes the laws

    • C. 

      The highest law making body in Britain

  • 4. 
    What were the four problems with the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      There was no president

    • B. 

      There were 2 presidents

    • C. 

      There were no courts to solve the problems among the different states

    • D. 

      There was a legislature, but it didn't have the power to tax people. It couldn't raise money.

    • E. 

      Each state had its own money

  • 5. 
    True or False. In the federal government, the legislature is also called "Congress."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What are "debts"?
    • A. 

      Money people pay to the government

    • B. 

      Money owed

    • C. 

      People sent to a meeting to represent others

    • D. 

      A time of great difficulty when change must come

  • 7. 
    One day in 1786, a group of angry farmers, led by __________ _____________, marched with guns to a courthouse.
    • A. 

      Paul Revere

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      Marquis de Lafayette

    • E. 

      Daniel Shays

  • 8. 
    After Daniel Shays and the farmers marched with guns to the courthouse, what did the governor do?
    • A. 

      Asked for help from the British

    • B. 

      Asked for help from the French

    • C. 

      Asked for help from Spain

    • D. 

      Asked for help from the federal government

    • E. 

      Asked for help from the Native Americans

  • 9. 
    True or False. The government did not have enough money to pay the troops.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What did Shays's Rebellion show Americans?
    • A. 

      That they needed a weaker government

    • B. 

      That they needed to pay their troops

    • C. 

      That they needed a stronger government

    • D. 

      That they needed to persecute all farmers

    • E. 

      That they needed to call on the British for help

  • 11. 
    What are "delegates"?
    • A. 

      The central government that unites the states

    • B. 

      A time of great difficulty when change must come

    • C. 

      People sent to a meeting to represent others

    • D. 

      The meeting that decided what should be in the Constitution

  • 12. 
    What happened on May 25, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?
    • A. 

      The First Continental Congress meeting was held

    • B. 

      The Second Continental Congress meeting was held

    • C. 

      The Battle of Yorktown

    • D. 

      The Constitutional Convention took place

    • E. 

      The British surrendered to General Washington

  • 13. 
    Which leaders attended the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • E. 

      George Bush

  • 14. 
    The delegates who founded the U.S. government are also known as the _______ _________.
    • A. 

      Best Dance Crew

    • B. 

      Founding Fathers

    • C. 

      First Presidents

    • D. 

      Redcoats

    • E. 

      New Orleans Saints

  • 15. 
    True or False. A rebellion is a smaller fight than a revolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16.