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What was the importance of the Magna Carta?

- It said the king could suspend the laws in the colonies
- It limited the power of the English king
- It required the Parliament approve all taxes
- It upheld the idea of the divine right of kings
- It limited the power of the English king
How did English documents such as the English Bill of Rights influence American settlers?

- They avoided the mistakes made in those documents
- The government they set up in the U.S. included the same rights as the English documents
- They caused anger among the settlers
- The documents almost prevented the Revolution
- The government they set up in the U.S. included the same rights as the English documents
Which colonies governed themselves?

- royal colonies
- proprietary colonies
- charter colonies
- all British colonies
charter colonies
Why did Britain interfere with colonial government in the mid-1700s?

- to get more land
- to do away with civil rights
- to get colonists to drink tea
- to raise money to pay its debts
to raise money to pay its debts
Most state constitutions gave power to whcih branch of government?

- legislative
- executive
- judicial
- federal
legislative
Why did Congress need money after the Revolutionary War?

- to build new cities
- to pay its war debts
- to build commercial ships
- to rebuild Independence Hall
to pay its war debts
Delegates met in Philadelphia in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation. What did this meeting become?

- first national government
- U.S. Congress
- Consitutional Convention
- Confederation Congress
Constitutional Convention
What power(s) did the national government have under the Articles of Confederation?

- it could pass amendments with a majority vote
- it could regulate trade
- it could make war and agree to treaties with other nations
- a strong executive could enforce acts of Congress
It could make war and agree to treaties with other nations
How were the states represented in Congress under the Articles of Confederation?

- based on population
- based on property ownership
- one delegate per state
- one delegate per region
one delegate per state
Which leader is known as "The Father of the Constitution"?
- James Madison
- Thomas Jefferson
- John Adams
- George Washington
James Madison
On which point did the Virginia and New Jersey plans disagree?

- whether or not delegates should take an oath of loyalty
- how the states should be represented in Congress
- whether or not George Washington should be present
- whether or not Congress should have the power to make treaties
how the states should be represented in Congress
Which of the following directly influenced the Framers int he development of the Constitution?

- Chinese tradition
- the Articles of Confederation
- Spanish tradition
- Virginia's royal charter
the Articles of Confederation
Delegates from Maryland and Virginia met at Mount Vernon in Virginia to do what?

- recommend a federal plan for regulating commerce and trade
- recommend a way to start a national army
- recommend ways to end slavery
- attend a social gathering in honor of George Washington
Recommend a federal plan for regulating commerce and trade
the idea that the people have the right to abolish an abusive and unresponsive government was first formally expressed by Americans in the:

- Constitution
- Petition of Right
- Declaration of Rights
- Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
Which of the following basic concepts of government did the Magna Carta reflect?

- worth of the individual
- limited government
- ordered government
- representative government
limited government
In which type of colony did strict governors anger the colonists?

- the royal colonies
- the proprietary colonies
- the charter colonies
- the informed colonies
the royal colonies
What did the Stamp Act Congress do?

- taxed the colonies
- kept the colonies from buying tea
- protested unfair taxation
- printed American stamps
protested unfair taxation
What was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

- It limited the power of individuals
- each state could print its own money
the National Government could not enforce trade regulations
- there was not a national judiciary
it limited the power of individuals
Which compromise combined parts of the New Jersey and Virginia plans to make the legislature like it is today?

- Massachusetts Compromise
- New York Compromise
- Connecticut Compromise
- Three-Fifths Compromise
Connecticut Compromise
Which was a compromise between the northern and southern states at the Constitutional Convention?

- Congress could tax imports but not exports
- Congress could tax exports but not imports
- There would be a three-part legislature
- Slaves would not be included in the population count
Congress could tax imports but not exports
Which of the following statements is true of the Federalists?

- They feared the presidency would become too powerful
- they ignored the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
- They believed in a system of checks and balances
- they feared that Congress would become too powerful
They believed in a system of checks and balances
Which idea is NOT included in the Declaration of Independence?

- People have certain natural rights
- God gives certain people the right to govern
- Government can exist only with the people's permission
- the people may change or abolish the government
God gives certain people the right to govern
The Federalist was written to:

- win support for the constitution in NY
- expose the lack of civil liberties protected in the Constitution
- urge ratification of the Constitution in Virginia
- condemn the Constitution for the absence of any mention of God
win support for the Constitution in NY
What characteristic of a state did the English colonies NOT possess?

- territory
- population
- sovereignty
- government
Sovereignty
Whcih of the following BEST describes the changes in British colonial policies in the later 1700s?

- the policies became more relaxed
- the policies became stricter
- the policies became more inclusive
- the policies became more cooperative
the policies became stricter