American History - Unit 2 Test Development of Constitutional Government

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AMERICAN HISTORY - UNIT 2: DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT TEST: DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT

England began to tax the colonies heavily to help pay for the French and Indian War.

True
False

True

During the post-Revolutionary period, most of the states passed laws forbidding the further importation of slaves.

True
False

True

Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising of western farmers who were enraged over economic discontent and heavy taxation.

True
False

True

Under the system of checks and balances, the Supreme Court can check the President by vetoing legislation.

True
False

False

Which was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?


No national court system was established.
Congress had no power to control trade.
National government was given too much power.
Congress lacked the power to tax.

National government was given too much power.

The Federalist Papers of 1787 and 1788 were a series of newspaper articles written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay in support of the Constitution.

True
False

True

allowed Parliament to pass any laws

Declaratory Law

surrendered at Yorktown

Cornwallis

favored Constitution

Federalists

result of Stamp Act

Virginia resolves

stated that ships had to be English

First Navigation Act

established Fort Necessity

Washington

prohibited settlers from moving west

Proclamation Act of 1763

allowed British to search colonists' homes

writs of assistance

opposed Constitution

Anti-Federalists

British commander at Vincennes

Colonel Hamilton

Thomas Paine wrote:


theFederalist Papers
the Constitution
Common Sense
the Declaration of Independence

Common Sense

Congress adopted the:


-Olive Branch Petition, asking Parliament not to break from the colonies until a compromise could be worked out
-Virginia Plan, begging Parliament not to break from the colonies until a compromise could be worked out
-Treaty of Paris, begging Parliament not to break from the colonies until a compromise could be worked out
-Committees of Correspondence, asking Parliament not to break from the colonies until a compromise could be worked out

Olive Branch Petition, asking Parliament not to break from the colonies until a compromise could be worked out

The Declaration of Independence was drawn up by:


Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison

Thomas Jefferson

Another name for a Loyalist was:


Patriot
Hessian
Tory
Whig

Tory

Why was the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga a turning point in the Revolutionary War?


It convinced Great Britain to negotiate for peace.
It convinced many Loyalists to join the American cause.
It dashed any hopes the British had of isolating New England from the rest of the colonies.
It forced Great Britain to end its occupation of Philadelphia.

It dashed any hopes the British had of isolating New England from the rest of the colonies.

The Intolerable Acts were passed to:


prevent a war
punish Boston
increase trade
prevent a treaty between the colonists and the French

punish Boston

Congress didn't provide the army with enough equipment because:


it didn't want a war
it wanted foreign countries to give aid
a soldier's life is expected to be hard
it didn't have enough money

it didn't have enough money

Which man did General Washington make the chief inspector of the colonial troops?


Lafayette
von Steuben
Greene
Campbell

von Steuben

The last state to ratify the Constitution was:


Rhode Island
Georgia
Connecticut
New Hampshire

Rhode Island

Passage of the Townshend Acts caused the colonists to:


revolt
urge Congress to veto the Act
boycott English goods
go on a hunger strike

boycott English goods

The Committees of Correspondence were organized by:


Samuel Adams
James Otis
Patrick Henry
Paul Revere

Samuel Adams

Strengths of the Continental army included:

fighting for a common cause
intense training
the quality and quantity of equipment
making use of British mistakes

fighting for a common cause
making use of British mistakes

Weaknesses of the Continental army were:

lack of purpose
little organization
lack of equipment
untrained soldiers

little organization
lack of equipment
untrained soldiers

What government branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate?


legislative
executive
judicial
presidential

legislative

According to the Land Ordinance of 1787, when could a territory be admitted to the Union?


when a set amount of acres of land were under cultivation
when a state constitution had been written
when all citizens began to pay federal taxes
when its population was large enough

when its population was large enough

One weakness of the British army was fighting on _________.

foreign soil

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