History Midterm Questions

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24. Which of the following groups was most likely to support the anti

imperialists of 1898?- New England Democrats

1. Most of the state constitutions after the American Revolution

Included the declaration of Rights

2. The articles of confederation

Jealously guarded the sovereignty at the expense of national power

3. The controversy which delayed ratification of the articles of confederation involved

The disposition of western land

4. He was considered the most important political figure of the confederation period

Robert Morris

5. Under the terms of the ______, an orderly process for laying out lands and towns in the western territory was established

Land ordinance of 1785

6. The most important accomplishment of Congress under the Articles of Confederation was its

Passage of ordinances organizing the northwest territory

7. The northwest ordinance of 1787

Defined the process by which a territory became a state

8. During the Confederation period, nationalists were people who

Called for major constitutional reforms that would strengthen the national government

9. Which of the following was NOT a criticism of American government under the articles of confederation?

That it gave too much power to a central government

10. The European philosopher whose ideas supported the theory of state sovereignty was

Montesquieu

11. The most brilliant American political theorist of the post

revolutionary period was- James madison

12. The most important result of the Annapolis Meeting of 1786 was

The nationalists' recommendation to congress for a convention to revise the Articles of Confederation

13. Shays rebellion involved

Discontented farmers in Massachusetts

14. The constitutional Convention took place in

1787

15. An important procedural decision approved at the opening of the constitutional convention involved

The decision to keep deliberations as secret as possible

16. The Virginia plan was the handiwork of

James madison

17. The plan proposed by William Paterson

Was strongly supported by Madison and his colleagues

18. The ____ proposed a unicameral congress in which the states would be represented equally

New Jersey Plan

19. Under his intellectual guidance, the Constitutional Convention formed a new government

James Madison

20. The compromise which resolved the dispute between the large and the small states included each of the follow EXCEPT

All bills pertained to taxation or spending would begin in the upper house

21. At the constitutional convention, the question of slavery

Threatened to disrupt and destroy the work of the convention

22. Regarding slavery, one of the constitutional convention's most important decisions

Permitted to outlaw the importation of slaves in 1808

23. The three

fifths rule concerned the issue of- Slavery

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