7.1 The Articles Of Confederation

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Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short quiz over material presented from Holt's "Call to Freedom. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One of the big influences on our form of government was this document, which was written in England in the year 1215.
    • A. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Declaration of the Rights of Man

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 2. 
    Which state had the first written constitution in the English colonies?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Connecticut

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 3. 
    Because most Americans wanted to keep individual leaders from gaining too much power, state constitutions created ________________ governments.
  • 4. 
    When Americans needed an example of how their government should work, they used this ancient civilization as an example.
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Mesopotamia

  • 5. 
    When the new state constitutions were written, most of them expanded voting rights, also called _______________.
  • 6. 
    Since American leaders were angry about how Parliament had abused its powers, when it drew up a new government, it made the central government very weak. True or false? __________.
  • 7. 
    Ratifying something means that it is officially
    • A. 

      Rejected

    • B. 

      Approved

    • C. 

      Debated

    • D. 

      Proofread

  • 8. 
    This state was the last to approve the Articles of Confederation
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 9. 
    The law that created new territories in what is now Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin was called the _________________ Ordinance of 1787.
  • 10. 
    The idea to ban slavery in the new territories was proposed by
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      John Hancock

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