Articles Of Confederation And Introduction To Constitution

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Articles Of Confederation And Introduction To Constitution


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  • 1. 
    The Constitutional Convention that wrote the current constitution was held in:
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Kaskaskia

    • D. 

      Washington, D.C.

  • 2. 
    Who is considered the “Father of the Constitution” for his efforts in the writing of the current constitution?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 3. 
    This plan was created by James Madison for representation based on population in Congress.
    • A. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • B. 

      Population Plan

    • C. 

      Virginia Plan

    • D. 

      Shay's Tax

  • 4. 
    This plan was liked by states with small populations and called for representation to be based on equal representation.
    • A. 

      Shay's Tax

    • B. 

      Virginia Plan

    • C. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • D. 

      Population Plan

  • 5. 
    The “Great Compromise” at the Constitutional Convention created how many houses?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

  • 6. 
    The principle that gives the legislative, executive, or judicial branches the right to block the misuse of power by any of the other branches of government is known as:
    • A. 

      Veto

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Preamble

  • 7. 
    What was the name of the first document of national government / constitution for the United States?
    • A. 

      The Federal Papers

    • B. 

      The U.S. Constitution

    • C. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      The Magna Carta

  • 8. 
    A written plan of government that lists all laws for a country called a:
    • A. 

      Legal codes

    • B. 

      Common law

    • C. 

      Constitution

    • D. 

      Articles

  • 9. 
    The additions / changes made in the current constitution over the years are known as the:
    • A. 

      Editions

    • B. 

      Articles

    • C. 

      Amendments

    • D. 

      Revisions

  • 10. 
    The seven original sections of the current constitution that discuss rules and procedures are known as the: 
    • A. 

      Amendments

    • B. 

      Codes

    • C. 

      Articles

    • D. 

      Preamble

  • 11. 
    How many “additions / changes” have been made in the current constitution over the years?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      27

  • 12. 
     The introduction to the current constitution is known as the:
    • A. 

      We the People

    • B. 

      Democratic Oath

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 13. 
    The current constitution was written in the late 1700's in order to do what to the central government of the United States?
    • A. 

      Weaken

    • B. 

      Strengthen

    • C. 

      Challenge

    • D. 

      Divide

  • 14. 
    The philosopher John Locke believed that people are born with natural rights. What are the three natural rights?
    • A. 

      Life, liberty and property

    • B. 

      Love, joy and peace

    • C. 

      Live, die and pay taxes

    • D. 

      Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

  • 15. 
    The “technical name” for the type of government “by the people”is:
    • A. 

      Republican

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      We the people

    • D. 

      Federal

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