How strong to make the central government
How best to divide powers among the branches of government
How best to break with Great Britain
How to adopt liberty to still allow slaveholding
How to create a truly independent judiciary
Created a legislature similar in structure to that under the Articles of confederation
Established a single, one state-one vote formula under which all states would benefit.
Strengthened the power of larger states at the expense of smaller states
Granted equal power to the three branches of the new central government
Ensured support for a strong national government from small as well as large states
Arms reduction negotiations
Protecting the environment against acid rain
All of these
Encourage attendance by delegates fearing the collapse of state governments.
Encourage attendance by delegates fearing intervention by the British
Discourage attendance by delegates fearing a public outcry against strengthening the Articles of Confederation.
Discourage attendance by delegates fearing intervention by the British
Discourage attendance by delegates who fought in the Revolutionary War
New Jersey Plan
Adoption of a five-year term of office for the president
Selection of the Supreme Court by the Senate
Popular election of members of the House of Representatives
Use of an electoral college for choosing a president
An elective monarchy
Ratifying conventions in three-fourths of the states
One-half of the state legislatures
Two-thirds of the members of both houses of Congress
Two-thirds of the representatives to a national convention
Three-fourths of the state legislatures
Both creditors and debtors strongly supported ratification
Both creditors and debtors strongly opposed ratification
Creditors tended to favor ratification, debtors to oppose it.
Creditors tended to oppose ratification, debtors to support it.
Debtors were uncertain about ratification. Creditors opposed it.
Strong national government as protection against political privilege
Weak decentralized government as protection against social inequality -- differences in wealth.
Weak decentralized government as protection of liberty.
Strong national government as protection for political privilege
Strong national government for purposes of taxation
Few at the time recognized slavery as a moral evil.
The opponents of slavery lacked the courage of their convictions.
Southern support was essential to the adoption of the document.
The Framers had no such mandate from those who had selected them.
Jefferson owned slaves.
Had legitimate concerns.
Had uncanny instincts for what the future might bring.
Had no agreed-upon alternative to the Constitution.
All of the above.
None of the above.
State governments over citizens.
Citizens to amend the U.S. Constitution.
The federal government.
Legislatures to amend the U.S. Constitution
All of the above
The division of the functions of government.
The delegation of authority to the colonies.
Strong state governments with taxation powers.
A central government and submissive states
Submissive central government and superior states.
Places limits on democracy.
Is limited to state issues.
Generally favors the executive.
Is sometimes democratic, sometimes not.
Is used frequently.
New Jersey Plan.
The Franklin Amendment.
Treated all religious denominations alike.
Created a separation of powers.
Established property qualification
Provide for an independent judiciary.
Options B,C, and D
The Federalist Papers.
His essay "On Liberty."
His personal diary
Revolutionary Governments (1-4)
Two Treatises on Government.
Larger states had more votes in the national legislature.
There was no national judicial branch.
The national government could not levy taxes.
The national government could not regulate commerce
Amendment required the support of all 13 states,
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