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1 Creating a Nation Test Review

2 Question #1: Multiple Choice The Northwest ordinance of 1787 is important because. A. It sent troops to the Northwest to protect the colonies from Native Americans. B. It declared all the land in the Northwest to be a single independent nation. C. It set up governments in the Northwest, and gave them a way to eventually become independent states. D. It divided up the Land in the Northwest amongst the existing States, giving most to Virginia and New York.

3 Answer #1 C. It set up governments in the Northwest, and gave them a way to eventually become independent states.

4 Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?»A) Thomas Jefferson»B) George Washington»C) Ben Franklin»D) Alexander Hamilton

5 A) Thomas Jefferson

6 Small states objected to Madison s Virginia Plan because they. A. They hated the south B. Feared that the large states would outvote them. C. Thought he wanted to outlaw slavery D. Didn t want every state to have equal amounts of votes in congress

7 B. Feared that the large states would outvote them.

8 Question #4: Multiple Choice Where did the constitutional Convention take place? A. New York City B. Philadelphia C. Washington D.C. D. Boston

9 Answer #4 B. Philadelphia

10 The Great compromise. A. Created an Executive Branch of the government B. Outlawed Slavery C. Divided the Legislative branch into the House and the Senate D. Gave the Small states the most power

11 C. Divided the Legislative branch into the House and the Senate

12 Question#6 What violent event was made the Founding Fathers realize that the Articles of Confederation were not working? A. Revolutionary War B. The War of 1812 C. The Constitutional Convention D. Shay s Rebellion

13 Answer #6 D. Shay s Rebellion

14 Question #7 Which of the following did the authors of the Article of Confederation fear? A. A strong national government B. Strong state governments C. Powerful judges D. All of the above

15 Answer #7 A. A strong national government

16 Question #8 Who made the decisions for the country under the Articles of Confederation? A. The President B. Continental Congress C. Supreme Court D. The People

17 Answer #8 B. Continental Congress

18 Question #9 Who was the president of the Constitutional convention? A. George Washington B. John Hancock C. James Madison D. Ben Franklin

19 Answer #9 A. George Washington

20 Question #10 The Colonist listed Three Unalienable Rights that all men were born with. Which of the following is not one of those rights? A) Life B) Liberty C) Money D) Pursuit of Happiness

21 Answer #10 C) Money

22 Question #11 How did the western land of the U.S. cause fighting amongst the different states after the revolutionary war? A) They did not want land that was inhabited by Native Americans B) They all wanted the land for themselves C) They could not agree who would pay for military in the new lands D) Some States wanted to sell the land to France to make money to pay for the Revolutionary War.

23 Answer #11 B) They all wanted the land for themselves

24 In the Declaration of Independence, the states claimed that they had the right to alter or abolish the political bonds with Great Britain. All of the following are Wrongs of Great Britain EXCEPT. A) cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world. B) imposing Taxes on us without our Consent. C) ignoring the colonies completely D) depriving colonist of the benefit of Trial by Jury

25 C) ignoring the colonies completely

26 Question #13 The nation faced all of the following problems under the Articles of Confederation except. A. The new government could not settle disputes between states. B. Men such as Thomas Jefferson tried to become a dictator. C. The continental dollar was worthless. D. The lack of a president left a lack of real leadership in the U.S.

27 Answer #13 B. Men such as Thomas Jefferson tried to become a dictator.

28 Question #14 Why did three delegates at the Constitutional Convention refuse to sign the Constitution? A) They did not like the Great Compromise B) They wanted to do away with slavery C) They wanted a Bill Of Rights D) They wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation

29 Answer #14 C) They wanted a Bill Of Rights

30 Question #15 The three-fifths Compromise was an agreement that. A. Allowed 3/5 of the state s representatives to be chosen by the state legislature B. Counted 3/5 of all white men in any state as a part of the population. C. Allowed 3/5 of the slaves in each state to vote. D. Counted 3/5 of the slaves in any state as part of the population.

31 Answer #15 D. Counted 3/5 of the slaves in any state as part of the population.

32 Question # 16 The main author of the Virginia Plan, also known as the Father of the Constitution, was. A. George Washington B. John Hancock C. Benjamin Franklin D. James Madison

33 Answer #16 D. James Madison

34 Question #17 Each of the following is an important difference between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution except. A. Congress the power to act tax the people B. Established a U. S. President C. Created a national school system D. Gave federal government power to regulate trade between the states.

35 Answer #17 C. Created a national school system

36 Question #18 In what year was the constitution signed? A B C D E. 1812

37 Answer #18 D. 1787

38 Question #19 Which state did not send delegates to the Constitutional Convention and was the last of the 13 states to ratify the Constitution? A) Rhode Island B) Virginia C) New Jersey D) Massachusetts E) Delaware

39 Answer #19 A) Rhode Island

40 Question #20 Benjamin Franklin attended the Constitutional Convention as a delegate of what state? A) Rhode Island B) Virginia C) New Jersey D) Pennsylvania E) Delaware

41 Question #20 D) Pennsylvania

42 Question #21 In 1787 delegates from the States were instructed to change the Articles of Confederation at Independence Hall, Philadelphia but what happened instead? A) They wrote the Declaration of Independence B) They declared war against Great Britain C) They fought so much that they were not able to fix the Articles D) They created a Constitution, that formed a new United States Government. E) They threw a great big July 4 th party, starting the tradition of fireworks

43 Question #21 D) They created a Constitution, that formed a new United States Government.

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