Articles Of Confederation--- The Good, Bad And The Ugly

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Articles Of Confederation--- The Good, Bad And The Ugly

What do you know about the earliest years of the new nation?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the Articles of Confederation, what was the main branch of government?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Courts

    • D. 

      States made all of the important decisions

  • 2. 
    What was the purpose of the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
    • A. 

      Delegates met to discuss the problems of the American Revoultion

    • B. 

      Delegates met to discuss the problems of the new govt.- Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Delegates met to discuss kicking out the state of Rhode Island since they did not show up for the meeting

    • D. 

      Delegates met to discuss electing Washington as the first President

  • 3. 
    What is the most important right that a US citizen has in the US?
    • A. 

      The right to vote and elect representatives to be a voice for themselves

    • B. 

      Write and petition elected officials when a problem or crisis arises

    • C. 

      Run for elected political office

    • D. 

      All the freedoms in the Constitution are important and we can't just pick one

  • 4. 
    Which of the following would not be a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      Congress had no power to tax

    • B. 

      Congress had little power

    • C. 

      Shay's Rebellion broke out in MA due to taxation/money conflicts

    • D. 

      The government was set up to be a strong national government and the states had little power

  • 5. 
    How many branches of government were set up in the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 6. 
    Why was the NorthwestOrdinance important to the United States?
    • A. 

      It set up a structure for organizing territory in the west- near the Great Lakes

    • B. 

      Slavery was banned in the region

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What important lesson did the US learn from Shays Rebellion in 1787?
    • A. 

      That farmers did not want to pay taxes

    • B. 

      The Articles of Confederation was too weak of a government

    • C. 

      The army was lacking weapons

    • D. 

      The Constitution did not work

  • 8. 
    Who was given most of the power under the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      States

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      National Government

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was not a major concern under the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      Shays Rebellion

    • B. 

      Inflation

    • C. 

      Taxes

    • D. 

      Diplomacy with other nations- declare war and making peace treaties

  • 10. 
    Western NC lands were divided under the Articles of Confederation and a new state was created. The state did not last due to loyalty to NC--- today this area is located in modern TN. What was the name of the state that was created in 1784? 
    • A. 

      State of Franklin

    • B. 

      Northwest Ordinance

    • C. 

      Shays Farm District

    • D. 

      None of the above

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