The American Vision Chapter 5.1 & 5.2 Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    The Articles of the Confederation gave the Confederation Congress all of the following powers EXCEPT the power to:
    • A. 

      Declare war.

    • B. 

      Impose taxes.

    • C. 

      Raise armies.

    • D. 

      Sign treaties.

  • 2. 
    Amending the Constitution requires:
    • A. 

      Proposal and ratification.

    • B. 

      Impeachment and ratification.

    • C. 

      Agreement of both houses of Congress.

    • D. 

      Ratification by half of the states.

  • 3. 
    News of Shays' Rebellion and unrest elsewhere convicted the Congress to:
    • A. 

      Send federal troops to states where the government was abusing its power.

    • B. 

      Call a convention of the states to revise the Articles of Confederation.

    • C. 

      Call a convention of the states to revise the Constitution.

    • D. 

      Pass laws to provide relief for poor farmers who were losing their farms.

  • 4. 
    What cause resulted in the effect shown in the diagram above?
    • A. 

      The Confederation Congress was not allowed to raise money by imposing taxes.

    • B. 

      The Confederation Congress was not allowed to regulate commerce.

    • C. 

      The Confederation Congress was not allowed to make treaties.

    • D. 

      The Confederation Congress had no president to settle disputes among the states.

  • 5. 
    Shays' Rebellion started because:
    • A. 

      The government of Massachusetts decided to issue paper money to pay off its debts instead of raising taxes.

    • B. 

      The paper money in Rhode Island became so worthless that merchants refused to accept it in payment for debts.

    • C. 

      The government of Massachusetts decided to raise taxes to pay off its debts instead of issuing paper money.

    • D. 

      New York taxed goods coming into the state from Connecticut and New Jersey.

  • 6. 
    The delegate chosen as presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention was:
    • A. 

      George Washington.

    • B. 

      James Madison.

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton.

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin.

  • 7. 
    The __________ Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
  • 8. 
    The "Three-Fifths Compromise" stated that every five _______ counted as three ________.
    • A. 

      States, Regions

    • B. 

      Countries, States

    • C. 

      Cents, Dollars

    • D. 

      Slaves, Free men

  • 9. 
    What did the Federalists promise to add to the Constitution after retification?
    • A. 

      Voting regulations

    • B. 

      More government branches

    • C. 

      A bill of rights

    • D. 

      State constitutions

  • 10. 
    The Confederation Congress was not given power to:
    • A. 

      Declare war.

    • B. 

      Raise armies.

    • C. 

      Sign treaties.

    • D. 

      Impose taxes.

  • 11. 
    People with greater income saw Shays' Rebellion as a sign that:
    • A. 

      The income gap between the rich and poor was becoming too wide.

    • B. 

      The national government was abusing its powers.

    • C. 

      State governments needed to raise more money for security.

    • D. 

      The republic itself was at risk.

  • 12. 
    Popular soverignty is/means:
    • A. 

      The new Constitutional Followers

    • B. 

      Rule by the People

    • C. 

      A way of balencing power

    • D. 

      A system of Federal Courts

  • 13. 
    ___________ divided government power between the federal, or national, government and the state governments.
  • 14. 
    The President can _______ acts of Congress he does not approve of.
    • A. 

      Reject

    • B. 

      Impeach

    • C. 

      Rally

    • D. 

      Veto

  • 15. 
    The Philadelphia Delegates created a clear system for making changes to the Constitution if needed. This process is know as _________.
    • A. 

      Article Impeachment

    • B. 

      Separation of Powers

    • C. 

      Vetoing

    • D. 

      Amending

  • 16. 
    The Virginia Plan would benefit:
    • A. 

      Small states with few people.

    • B. 

      Large states with many people.

    • C. 

      Wealthy planters and merchants.

    • D. 

      Southern slave-holding states.

    • E. 

      Military families

  • 17. 
    People pushing for ratification of the Constitution called themselves:
    • A. 

      Nationalists.

    • B. 

      Antinationalists.

    • C. 

      Federalists.

    • D. 

      Antifederalists.

  • 18. 
    Which was not a compromise reached during the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      The Connecticut Compromise

    • B. 

      The Great Compromise

    • C. 

      The Three-Fifths Compromise

    • D. 

      The Virginia Compromise

  • 19. 
    Which present-day state was not part of the Northwest Territory in the 1780s?
    • A. 

      Wisconsin

    • B. 

      Missouri

    • C. 

      Michigan

    • D. 

      Ohio

  • 20. 
    After the Revolutionary War, the taxes and restrictions the states imposed on imported goods caused British merchants to:
    • A. 

      Stop trading with the United States for several years.

    • B. 

      Fight back with import taxes on American goods going to Britain.

    • C. 

      Create a triangular trade agreement with France.

    • D. 

      Land their goods at states that had the lowest taxes or fewest restrictions.

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