US Ch1 S3

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United States Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    When was American independence declared?   
    • A. 

      1620

    • B. 

      1753

    • C. 

      1776

  • 2. 
    What types of governments did the states (former colonies) create in 1776?
    • A. 

      Autocracies

    • B. 

      Republics

    • C. 

      Monarchies

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Republic

    • B. 

      Autocracy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

  • 4. 
    Most early states had their own
    • A. 

      Bills of rights.

    • B. 

      Army.

    • C. 

      Declarations of independence.

  • 5. 
    Freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion would be things most likely found in
    • A. 

      Kentucky.

    • B. 

      A bill of rights.

    • C. 

      The Mayflower Compact.

  • 6. 
    What document was the first constitution of the 13 statess
    • A. 

      Federalist Papers.

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation.

    • C. 

      U.S. Constitution

  • 7. 
    Who retained the most power under the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      Federal government

    • B. 

      States

    • C. 

      Supreme Court

  • 8. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation, the central government had the power to tax.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation there was a two house Congress..
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation there was a strong executive (President).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Stronger states and a weaker central government

    • B. 

      A new Constitution to govern America

    • C. 

      Better weapons to make sure people obeyed the law

  • 12. 
    Where did the Constitutional Convention meet?  
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Boston

  • 13. 
    The New Jersey Plan was the small state plan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Smaller states preferred the New Jersey Plan because
    • A. 

      Larger states promised to support them.

    • B. 

      It added a Bill of Rights to the Constitution.

    • C. 

      It gave them equal representation in Congress.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 16. 
    The Virginia Plan was the big state plan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Representation

    • C. 

      Length of Presidency

  • 18. 
    What kind of legislature did the Virginia Plan propose?
    • A. 

      Unicameral

    • B. 

      Bicameral

    • C. 

      Tricameral

  • 19. 
    The Virginia Plan called for
    • A. 

      Equal representation for all states.

    • B. 

      Representation based on population.

    • C. 

      One house with equal representation and the other houe with representation based on population

  • 20. 
    The Great Compromise soalved the issue of representation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Great Compromise

    • B. 

      3/5ths Compromise

    • C. 

      Whiskey tax

  • 22. 
    The 3/5ths Compromise dealth with the issue of counting slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The Father of the Constitution is
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Nathan Hale

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Federalist

    • B. 

      Antifederalist

    • C. 

      Royalist

  • 25. 
    People who supported the Constitution tended to want the states to be stronger than the federal government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    People who supported the Constitution tended to want the federal government to have more power than it had under the Articles of Confederation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The Federalist  Papers were written to argue against the Consitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The Antifederalists believed that the Constitution had plenty of protections for individual liberty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Money for small states

    • B. 

      That all debt would be paid off

    • C. 

      A bill of rights

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

  • 31. 
    The US is a republic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    California is a republic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    John Locke originated the idea of separation of power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Separation of powers is found
    • A. 

      In the Constitution.

    • B. 

      In the Enlightenment writings of Monstesquieu.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.

  • 35. 
    The federal government has unlimited power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The elastic clause gives the federal government less power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    The "necessary and proper" clause is also known as
    • A. 

      The elastic clause.

    • B. 

      The Establishment Clause.

    • C. 

      The Free Exercise Clause.

  • 38. 
    The First Amendment is part of the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    The First Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The Bill of Rights allows the federal government to have increased power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

  • 42. 
    The Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause are found in
    • A. 

      The First Amendment.

    • B. 

      The Magna Carta.

    • C. 

      The Declaration of Independence.

  • 43. 
    The First Amendment allows the federal government to favor one religion over another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    In the US, a person can worship freely because of the First Amendment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    This is the best quiz I have ever taken.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False