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5 Matching questions

  1. Supermajority
  2. Checks and Balances
  3. Anti-federalists
  4. Confederacy
  5. Stephen A. Douglas
  1. a Specified majority of voters. Ratify Constitution: 70% required.
  2. b An Illinois statesman who ran against Lincoln, Bell, and Breckinridge on a popular sovereignty platform for slavery. Authored Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise and heightened the slavery debate.
  3. c Against ratifying Constitution.
  4. d Alliance of southern states that seceded from the union over slavery.
  5. e Bridging the separation of powers between branches of government by placing part of each power within two separate branches.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Change in political power by the voting of the people.
  2. Confederate general and commander of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. After surrendering at Appomattox, urged reconciliation with the North.
  3. Political group for the ratification of the Constitution.
  4. Congressional act passed to form federal court system and authorize writs of mandamus.
  5. Wealthy slaveowner from Tennessee who served in both the House and the Senate, Bell ran for U.S. President against Lincoln, Breckinridge, and Douglas with Constitutional Union Party on moderate pro-slavery platform.

5 True/False questions

  1. Roger B. Taney5th Chief Justice. Ruled that Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.


  2. Constitutional MechanismGroup of party loyalists organized to deliver the vote on election day. Historically they often used questionable or illegal means such as buying votes of intimidation at the polls.


  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd President. Served four terms, only U.S. President to serve more than two terms. Exuberant public personality helped bolster nation's confidence as struggled through the Depression.


  4. Public togetherness"Government of the people, by the people, for the people."


  5. Civil rightsCity or city-state, often self-governed by its citizens.


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