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34 Cards in this Set

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Which was not an attribute of the new nation?
the federal government made the laws and states enforced them
The 1787 Northwest Ordinance prohibited:
In James Madison’s view in The Federalist, the “first object of government” is:
protection of property rights.
Which is not true of Anti-Federalists?
They were often financiers and others in cities and nearby rural areas.
The costliest loss of human life suffered by the U.S. Army in warfare against Indians in American history—630 dead—occurred:
in the Ohio Valley in an attack by the Miami Confederacy led by Little Turtle.
Who wrote, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”?
Thomas Jefferson
Which of the following was not a key principle embedded in the Bill of Rights?
free public education
Today the U.S. House of Representatives has 435 members, but initially it had:
The plan at the Constitutional Convention that proposed creation of a bicameral legislature with representation in each house determined by each state’s population was the:
Virginia Plan.
The U.S. Constitution provides that the president is to be elected:
by an electoral college.
Which of the following was not a concern voiced by the nationalists over the state of the republic under the Articles of Confederation?
Freedom of speech was imperiled under the current system.
Federalism refers to:
the relationship between state and national governments.
Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government had the power to:
declare war.
Which of the following series of events is listed in proper sequence?
Shays’s Rebellion; Philadelphia Convention; ratification of Constitution. Treaty of Greenville; American defeat of Miami Confederacy; prohibition of slavery in Old Northwest
Which of the following was not a significant difference between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists during the ratification debates?
Federalists were overwhelmingly northern; Anti-Federalists were overwhelmingly southern.
Which of the following was not an element of western policy under the Articles of Confederation?
procedures for the naturalization of Indians as American citizens
The U.S. Constitution
is a purely secular document that contains one reference to God and bars tests for federal officeholders.
Define “secular”:
not pertaining to or connected with religion
Which two states voted against ratification?
Rhode Island and North Carolina
Which state was not eventually created from the region delimited by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787?
What state had the largest free black population in 1790?
Shays’s Rebellion in late 1786 and early 1787 was a rebellion of:
debt-ridden farmers who closed the courts in western Massachusetts.
Under the rule of the U.S. Constitution, which remains in the hands of the states?
Who, out of the following, helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
Benjamin Frank
The eighty-five essays published by “Publius” and gathered into a book in 1788 was entitled:
The Federalist Papers
Which of the following was not a feature of the new federal constitution?
Congress was empowered to abolish slavery in the United States—but not before 1808.
Initially—and until the Fourteenth Amendment (1868)—the rights guaranteed to American citizens in the Bill of Rights:
applied only to the federal government and its laws, not to the states.
What state had the largest slave population in 1790?
One of the leading Federalist thinkers was:
James Madison.
Which is not true of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution?
They assert that presidents are to make declarations of war.
Which was not a characteristic of the Articles of Confederation?
Each state had two votes in the upper chamber and votes in the lower chamber were proportionately distributed by population.
What state had the largest African American population in 1790?
The “father of the Constitution” was:
James Madison
In James Madison’s view in The Federalist, the nation’s large size both geographically and in terms of its population was:
a source of stability