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Y103 Chapter 3
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All of the following statements concerning voting qualifications in the colonies are true EXCEPT this one:
Property qualifications were more important than religious or moral qualifications.
All of the following statements concerning life in the colonies and life in England are true EXCEPT this one:
The colonies were places of absolute freedom, whereas England had many restrictions.
The Declaration of Independence was first and foremost a(n) ______.
In regard to the treatment of King George III in the Declaration of Independence, the authors of your text point out all of the following EXCEPT this:
He was certainly a tyrant whose acts justified the revolution.
Shays's rebellion demonstrated ______.
the frustration of debtors and the failure of the Articles of Confederation
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress had all of the following powers EXCEPT the power to ______.
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention were ______.
the most educated, powerful, and wealthy citizens of the new country
All of the following are differences between the Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan EXCEPT this:
The Virginia Plan strengthened the national government, whereas the New Jersey Plan weakened the national government.
One argument made in The Federalist Papers that was clearly rejected was that ______.
there was no need for a Bill of Rights in the Constitution
Which of the following best describes the new citizenship established by the original U.S. Constitution?
Citizens who consented to be governed and who were ordinary people on whom equal rights had been conferred
Puritans were historically significant during the colonial period because ______.
they were one of the first groups that sought to reform the Church of England
The difference between the Native American view of property and the European view of property was that ______.
Native Americans believed in communal property, whereas the Europeans believed in private property
John Locke's political philosophy nicely fit the needs of the colonial leaders because it ______.
contained both a theory of revolution and a theory of constitutional government
During the period of time when the United States was governed by the Articles of Confederation, elites came to fear tyranny by the ______.
The delegate to the Constitutional Convention who had the greatest impact on the document was ______.
The central goal of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention was to ______.
increase the power of the national government
Which of the following were generally first to ratify the Constitution?
The Tea Party movement is important to examine in light of the politics of the American founding because ______.
it highlights the tension between government authority and individual rights of citizens
England won the battle with Spain for control of North America because ______.
its military and economic power was greater than Spain's
Loyalists continued to support the British government during the Revolution for all of the following reasons EXCEPT this:
They intended to return to Great Britain.
The way the founders treated slavery in the Constitution indicated that ______.
slavery was such a divisive issue that they did not dare to mention it directly in the Constitution
Groups that are united by some common passion or interest, opposed to the rights of other citizens, or opposed to the interests of the community as a whole are known as ______.
Which of the following statements best describes the distribution of power during the founding period?
The nation was composed of competing elites.
Early colonists came to America ______.
for a wide range of economic and political agendas as well as for religious and philosophical reasons
Slavery in the American colonies ______.
was introduced by English settlers from Barbados in the late 1600s
When he argued that "all men are equal," John Locke stated all of the following EXCEPT this:
Slavery is an unjustified evil.
The end of the French and Indian War changed relations between England and the colonies because the ______.
colonies felt they no longer needed English troops, but the English wanted the colonies to pay for the war
Under the Articles of Confederation, the rights and obligations of citizens were ______.
determined by each state constitution
Under the Three-Fifths Compromise, ______.
each slave would count as three-fifths of a person for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives
All of the following statements concerning the idea of American citizenship at the time of the writing of the Constitution are true EXCEPT this one:
It was difficult for Americans to avoid different levels of citizenship.
The British government imposed taxes that the colonists resented in order to ______.
pay for the debt created by the French and Indian War
According to the Federalists, the advantage of federalism over a confederation was that it would ______.
divide power between the federal and state governments
The significance of The Federalist Papers is that ______.
without them, New York might not have ratified the Constitution
In declaring all men to be equal, the authors of the Declaration of Independence followed Locke in all of the following EXCEPT this:
Locke condemned slavery, whereas the colonists did not.
The main difference between farmers and bankers after the Revolutionary War was that ______.
farmers wanted powerful state governments, whereas bankers wanted a powerful federal government
What did James Madison mean when he stated that the founders needed to "discover a republican remedy for those diseases most incident to republican government"?
Government had to contain the will of the people even though it was based on the will of the people.
James Madison believed that factions were particularly dangerous to a republic because ______.
they would likely pit the haves and have-nots against each other
The system of feudalism was important to the early development of America because it ______.
was one of the reasons why many left England
The colonists differed from the British in regard to all of the following, EXCEPT the colonists ______.
believed that representatives should do what is best, regardless of public opinion
The Great Compromise ______.
established a legislature with equal representation for each state in the Senate and representation by state population in the House
All of the following statements concerning The Federalist Papers are true EXCEPT that they ______.
were intended as a philosophical treatise in support of democracy
Political and military struggle was prevalent on the North American continent ______.
from the time Europeans from various nations began arriving
The authors of your text suggest that Thomas Jefferson might have changed John Locke's argument for government for the protection of property to government for protection of "the pursuit of happiness" because Jefferson ______.
was trying to gain the support of those who had little property to protect
The colonists did not believe in virtual representation because they believed in the concept of ______.
The delegates at the Constitutional Convention ______.
met in secret to prevent opponents from organizing against their actions
The Anti-Federalists feared the adoption of the Constitution would lead to ______.
a great deal of corruption in government
One of the biggest differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution was that ______.
under the Articles the states were sovereign, whereas under the Constitution the people were sovereign
All of the following statements concerning the members of the Constitutional Convention are true EXCEPT this one:
Most of them wanted only to modify the Articles of Confederation.
Ideas of political change and challenges to British ideology were largely a result of American acceptance of the political ideas of ______.
To justify the Revolution to the colonists, Thomas Jefferson included in the Declaration of Independence all of the following reasons EXCEPT this one:
The argument that monarchy is illegitimate
In drafting the Constitution, the founders ______.
took from both the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan but took more from the Virginia Plan
While reading the text's discussion of prerevolutionary America, you should be aware that the authors' point of view includes an interest in describing and explaining ______.
power and politics
The biggest winners under the Articles of Confederation were ______.
small farmers and artisans
The founders adopted a federal political system ______.
as a compromise between those who wanted a strong central government and those who wanted to retain strong state governments
Which of the following best reflects the contradiction within the new citizenship of the early American republic?
A belief in citizenship conferring equal rights but the unavailability of this citizenship to a major portion of the population
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