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Rose Helderman
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Question 1

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What was an early plan for the new American government
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  • Articles of Confederation
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • Bill of Rights
  • The Declaration of Independance

Question 2

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To ratify, means to
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  • discontinue
  • approve
  • fight for
  • vote

Question 3

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What part of the government makes the laws
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  • legislative branch
  • executive branch
  • judicial branch
  • congress

Question 4

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What part of the government puts laws into effect
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  • legislative branch
  • executive branch
  • judicial branch
  • presidential branch

Question 5

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What part of government makes sure laws are understood correctly
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  • legislative branch
  • executive branch
  • judicial branch

Question 6

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The uprising of farmers who were angry about state taxes
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  • Northwest Ordinance
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Shay's Rebellion
  • John Locke's Revolt

Question 7

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A plan for dividing up the land
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  • Shay's Rebellion
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

Question 8

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The United States was given land through this
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  • Nothwest Ordinance of 1787
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Declaration of Independance

Question 9

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This document created our nation's government
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  • Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Constitution

Question 10

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The Constitution has how many articles
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  • 4
  • 8
  • 13
  • 7

Question 11

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Which article of the constitution is the longest?
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  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 8

Question 12

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How many parts are there to the constitution
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  • 9
  • 7
  • 8
  • 1

Question 13

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Check the correct parts to the Constitution
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  • Preamble
  • 7 Articles
  • 10 Articles
  • 13 Amendments
  • 27 Amendments
  • Conclusion

Question 14

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What was our first attempt at Government
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  • Declaration of Independance
  • Northwest Ordinance
  • Bill of Rights
  • Constitution
  • Articles of Confederation

Question 15

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How many states need to agree to change the constitution?
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  • 1/3
  • 3/4
  • 2/3
  • 1/2

Question 16

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How many members of Congress are needed to change the Constitution?
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  • 1/2
  • 3/4
  • 2/3
  • 1/3

Question 17

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What was the main point of the Virginia Plan?
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  • Each state gets one vote and no states would have more power.
  • Each state gets one vote and only some states would have more power.
  • Votes would depend on population and bigger states would have more power.
  • Votes would depend on population and smaller states would have more power.

Question 18

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What was the main point of the New Jersey plan?
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  • Each state gets one vote and no states would have more power.
  • Each state gets one vote and only some states have more power.
  • Votes depend on population and bigger states would have more power.
  • Votes depend on population and smaller states would have more power.

Question 19

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Each state gets how many senators?
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  • 1
  • 2
  • depends on the population
  • only big states get senators

Question 20

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The Federal government has more power than the State government.
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  • True
  • False

Question 21

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The power of the government is divided into the 3 branches so that no one branch has all the power. This is called
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  • ratification
  • amending the Constitution
  • checks and balances
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Bill of Rights

Question 22

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A person who supports the Constitution is called a
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  • federalist
  • anit-federalist

Question 23

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A person who is against the Constitution is called a
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  • federalist
  • anit-federalist

Question 24

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Check statements true about amending the Constitution
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  • Either Congress or the States can propose an amendment to the Constitution.
  • 2/3 of each Houses of Congress must propose the amendment.
  • 2/3 of state legislatures call Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention.
  • Only the president can propose a new amendment.
  • The president must approve or ratify the amendment.
  • 3/4 of state legislatures must approve or tatify the amendment.
  • 3/4 of the states hold conventions to vote and approve the amendment.

Question 25

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Federalism is where power is only divided between the National government and the States have no say.
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  • True
  • False

Question 26

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How many states were created by the Northwest Ordinance?
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  • 1
  • 3
  • no less than 3 and no more than 5
  • 5

Question 27

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What document spelled out the criteria for becoming a state?
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  • Declaration of Independance
  • Bill of Rights
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Northwest Ordinance

Question 28

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Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence.
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  • True
  • False

Question 29

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People have natural rights (right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) and if the government takes away those natural rights people have the right to change or abolish the government.
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  • True
  • False

Question 30

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Unalienbale rights are rights given to us by our government.
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  • True
  • False

Question 31

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What is John Loke social contract theory?
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  • life
  • liberty
  • the pursuit of happiness
  • property

Question 32

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The first 10 amendments make up the Bill of Rights.
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  • True
  • False

Question 33

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The right to bear arms is which amendment?
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  • 10
  • 2
  • 8
  • 1

Question 34

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Which group demanded the Bill of Rights be added to the Constitution? (expain why)
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  • federalists, people in favor of the government
  • anti-federalists, people wary of the government

Question 35

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States have different laws.
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  • True
  • False

Question 36

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How many branches of government did the Articles of Confederation have?
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  • 2
  • 1
  • 3

Question 37

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How many branches of governement did the Constitution have
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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Question 38

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How many Houses is in the Congress? (can you name them)
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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Question 39

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How many votes does each state get in the Senate?
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  • 1 vote
  • 2 votes
  • depends on population

Question 40

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How many votes does each state get in the House of Representitives
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  • 1
  • 2
  • depends on population

Question 41

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The Constitution requires each state to treat citizens of other states the same as it treats its own citizens.
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  • True
  • False

Question 42

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Social Contract is a belief that the state (government) exists to rule people.
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  • True
  • False

Question 43

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Writs of Habeas Corpus requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court to protect a prisoner from unlawful detention.
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  • True
  • False

Question 44

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The idea of popular sovereignty is
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  • the idea that government knows best and should enforce its laws on the people
  • the idea that people know best and the government should be controlled by its people
  • people should never have a say

Question 45

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Check all the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation
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  • Congress could not encat and collect tax
  • Each state had only one vote in Congress, regardless of population
  • Nine out of thirteen states needed to agree to pass important laws
  • Articles could be amended only if all states approved
  • No Executive branch to enforce laws of Congress
  • There was no national court system to settle legal disputes
  • There were thirteen separate states that lacked nation unity

Question 46

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The Northwest Ordinance made slavery illegal in the Northwest territory.
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  • True
  • False

Question 47

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Who was the Father of the Constitution
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  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Locke
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • James Madison

Question 48

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The Preamble is the conclusion to the Constitution.
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  • True
  • False

Question 49

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Check the principles of the US Government
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  • popular sovereighnty
  • limited governement
  • separation of powers - 3 branches hold powers
  • checks and balances
  • judicial review
  • federalism
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