Creating the Constitution

Question 1 of 9

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Why was the Northwest Ordinance created?

Select one of the following:

  • To end slavery

  • To set up a way of helping to make states

  • To encourage foreigners to come to America

  • To help create a government for America

Question 2 of 9

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What were some of the rules set by the Northwest Ordinance?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Slaves were prohibited

  • Women can own their own land

  • Settlers rights = Rights of other citizens

  • Every 5 slaves were counted into the population

  • Population = 60,000 or more; it can become a state

Question 3 of 9

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Who started the Shays Rebellion

Select one of the following:

  • Thomas Shays

  • Benjamin Franklin

  • Daniel Shays

  • James Madison

Question 4 of 9

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What caused Shays's Rebellion?

Select one of the following:

  • 1. Courthouses closed down 2. Farmers had no say in government

  • 1. Government took farmers' land in order to gain money 2. Farmers had to pay off debt by selling their land

  • 1. Money shortages due to taxes unable to be paid 2. New settlers were given the land that the farmers needed

  • 1. Money shortages due to taxes unable to be paid 2. Farmers had to pay off debt by selling their land

Question 5 of 9

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What was effects of Shays's Rebellion?

Select one of the following:

  • It revealed the many problems with interstate commerce

  • It persuaded many leaders to call for a stronger federal government

  • It demonstrated the strength of the state militias

  • It raised people's fears of a strong federal government

Question 6 of 9

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What was the problem(s) with the first constitution made by America (Articles of Confederation)?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Government could not raise taxes and states refused to contribute money; this resulted in government becoming unable to pay its debt

  • If someone were to charge a criminal for a crime, and that criminal moved to the other state, he CANNOT be punished

  • Every state had its own currency; this made things confusing

  • It decreased the amount of "say" people had in government

  • Currency used had no REAL value (no traces in gold/silver)

Question 7 of 9

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The Land Ordinance of 1785 was ___________________________.

Select one of the following:

  • a law passed by Congress that allowed for sales of land in the Northwest Territory and set up standards for land sale that became precedents; among them was the idea of selling mile-square sections of land.

  • a failed idea for uniting the states and opposing the Articles of Confederation

  • a law that helped create more states in America

  • a law that helped end slavery in both the northern and southern states

Question 8 of 9

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Who was known as the "Father of the Constitution" ?

Select one of the following:

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • John Adams

  • Benjamin Franklin

  • James Madison

  • George Washington

Question 9 of 9

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What happened once people realized that their first constitution was not a good one?

Select one of the following:

  • The Constitutional Convention met and created a new constitution called ...THE CONSTITUTION

  • The Congress fixed some things on the Articles of Confederation

  • They did the opposite of everything the Articles of Confederation

  • They asked foreign countries for advice

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Creating the Constitution

Selam H
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Explains the birth of The Constitution and the issues with the first constitution .

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