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A quiz on your knowledge of the Articles Of Confederation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Congress made the plans of a union of the state (Articles of Confederation) in the year...

    • A.

      1781

    • B.

      1888

    • C.

      1776

    • D.

      1777

    Correct Answer
    D. 1777
    Explanation
    In 1777, Congress made the plans for a union of the states known as the Articles of Confederation. This document served as the first constitution of the United States and established a weak central government with most of the power residing in the individual states. It was ratified in 1781 and remained in effect until it was replaced by the Constitution in 1789.

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  • 2. 

    The government couldn't control...

    • A.

      Tax

    • B.

      Trade

    • C.

      Transportation

    • D.

      Laws

    Correct Answer
    B. Trade
    Explanation
    The government couldn't control trade because it involves the exchange of goods and services between individuals, businesses, and countries. Trade is influenced by market forces such as supply and demand, and government intervention can often disrupt the natural flow of trade. Additionally, trade is often conducted across borders, making it difficult for any single government to exert complete control over it.

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  • 3. 

    All 13 states had approved the Articles Of Confederation in the year...

    • A.

      1781

    • B.

      1788

    • C.

      1887

    • D.

      1777

    Correct Answer
    A. 1781
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1781 because the Articles of Confederation were officially approved by all 13 states in that year. The Articles of Confederation served as the first constitution of the United States, establishing a weak central government and giving most powers to the individual states. It was later replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1788, but for a brief period from 1781 to 1788, the Articles of Confederation governed the country.

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  • 4. 

    The Articles couldn't pass laws unless this many states voted in favour of it...

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 9
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 9. This is because the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, required the approval of at least 9 out of the 13 states for any laws to be passed. This was a deliberate decision made to ensure that a significant majority of states agreed on important matters, promoting unity and preventing any one state from having too much power.

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  • 5. 

    With the Articles, Congress couldn't...

    • A.

      Trade

    • B.

      Tax

    • C.

      Work

    • D.

      Transport Goods

    Correct Answer
    B. Tax
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tax" because without the Articles, Congress would not have the power to impose taxes on the states. The Articles of Confederation, which served as the first constitution of the United States, did not grant Congress the authority to levy taxes. This led to financial difficulties for the government as it struggled to fund its operations and pay off debts. The lack of taxing power was one of the major weaknesses of the Articles and ultimately led to the adoption of the Constitution, which granted Congress the power to tax.

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  • 6. 

    The last state to ratify was...

    • A.

      Pennsylvania

    • B.

      North Carolina

    • C.

      Massachusetts

    • D.

      Maryland

    Correct Answer
    D. Maryland
    Explanation
    Maryland was the last state to ratify because it took longer for them to reach a consensus on the issue being voted on. The process of ratification involves the approval of the proposed action by a certain number of states, and Maryland's approval was the final one needed to make the action official. The other states listed may have ratified earlier or not been involved in the ratification process at all.

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  • 7. 

    The Articles Of Confederation, were replaced by the Constitution in the year...

    • A.

      1788

    • B.

      1781

    • C.

      1777

    • D.

      1887

    Correct Answer
    A. 1788
    Explanation
    The Articles of Confederation, which served as the first constitution of the United States, were replaced by the Constitution in the year 1788. The Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1777 and proved to be ineffective in governing the newly formed nation. As a result, a convention was held in 1787 to draft a new constitution, which was subsequently ratified by the states in 1788. This new Constitution established a stronger central government and addressed the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation, ultimately becoming the supreme law of the land.

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  • 8. 

    The Articles Of Confederation was replaced by the...

    • A.

      Bill Of Rights

    • B.

      Constitution

    • C.

      2nd Treaties On Government

    • D.

      Mayflower Compact

    Correct Answer
    B. Constitution
    Explanation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first governing document of the United States, but it had many weaknesses and was ineffective in providing a strong central government. As a result, it was replaced by the Constitution. The Constitution established a more powerful federal government with a system of checks and balances, outlining the structure and powers of the three branches of government. It also protected individual rights and liberties through the inclusion of the Bill of Rights, which guarantees fundamental freedoms such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial.

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  • 9. 

    The Articles Of Confederation gave more power to...

    • A.

      The Government

    • B.

      The States

    • C.

      The King

    • D.

      The Native Americans

    Correct Answer
    B. The States
    Explanation
    The Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, granted more power to the states. This was done intentionally to prevent a strong central government, as the American colonists had just fought a war against a powerful monarchy. The Articles established a weak central government with limited authority, while giving the states the ability to govern themselves and maintain their sovereignty. This arrangement ultimately proved to be ineffective, leading to the drafting and adoption of the Constitution in 1787.

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  • 10. 

    The Articles Of Confederation, didn't unify states, it really....

    • A.

      Separated Them

    • B.

      Made Them Stronger

    • C.

      Gave Them Independence

    • D.

      Unified Them

    Correct Answer
    A. Separated Them
    Explanation
    The Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, did not unify the states but rather separated them. Under the Articles, each state retained its sovereignty and independence, with a weak central government that lacked the power to enforce laws or regulate commerce. This resulted in a loose alliance of states that operated independently, leading to difficulties in coordinating actions and resolving disputes.

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