Constitution Of The US- Review

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Constitution Of The US- Review

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

      Congress had no power to regulate trade(commerce) or taxes

    • 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

  • 3. 
    Complete the analogy :  Thomas Jefferson : Declaration of Independence   ______________________: US Constitution
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 4. 
    How many branches of government were set up in the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 5. 
    What issue was settled with the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      How to maintain the balance of power of the small and large states and everyone still have a voice in Congress

    • B. 

      How to send representatives to Congress and elect them

    • C. 

      The Great Compromise caused more issues with the US and they had to meet again later

    • D. 

      How to send electors to vote for President

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    Why did the delegates meet in secret?
    • A. 

      Founding Fathers decided to have a secret meeting without key leaders in US

    • B. 

      They were plotting an overthrow of the govt.

    • C. 

      They were trying to break away from England again

    • D. 

      National security concerns- did not want the people to know discussion before finished work on a new government structure

  • 8. 
    What purpose does the Electoral College serve?
    • A. 

      Elects the President of the US

    • B. 

      Appoints Cabinet members

    • C. 

      Appoints Judges to the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Elects representatives to Congress

  • 9. 
    Why did the North not want to have slaves counted for population purposes?
    • A. 

      Would have greater representation in Northern states if they were counted

    • B. 

      The North realized that slaves did not have rights or freedoms in the US Const.- so why count them for population purposes???

    • C. 

      The Southern states would have a great voice in Congress if they are counted

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 10. 
    The US Constitution set up a system of checks and balances so that no branch of government would be more powerful than the other branch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the 7 principles of the US Constitution does the description fit? No one is above the law, all must obey the laws of the US Constitution
    • A. 

      Republicanism

    • B. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Limited Government

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Democracy is rule by the people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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