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One outcome of the heated debate over ratification was Madison's promise to introduce a Bill of Rights.
Patrick Henry, a leading Patriot during the Revolution, was strongly opposed to the Constitution.
One principle that was recognized by the framers of the Constitution was the sinful nature of man.
George Washington was once offered the chance to become a dictator over the colonies, but he refused.
A major trouble during the Confederation was an abundance of hard money and a lack of Continental dollars.
Jefferson's original proposal to ban slavery in new Northwestern states eventually became law in the Northwest Ordinance.
The government under the Confederation was too weak to honor its obligations under the Treaty of Paris.
Who said, "Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure, that it is not the best"?
What two factions opposed each other over the issue of representation in Congress?
Large states versus small states
Which state refused to participate in the Constitutional Convention and was the last of the original colonies to ratify the Constitution?
Which of the following issues did not require major debate in the Constitutional Convention?
Power of the executive
What was the most important accomplishment of the Annapolis Convention?
Call a new convention to remedy the weakness of the Confederation
Which of the following best describes the government under the Articles of Confederation?
John Adams appointed numerous federal judges from his party after the opposing party won the election.
The election of 1800 between Jefferson and Adams was a gentlemanly contest that rose above party differences.
Washington proposed that America "steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."
George Washington eagerly sought a second term as president to advance his prestige and power.
The Founding Fathers assumed that political parties would become instrumental in national politics.
The Judiciary Act of 1789 clearly established the supremacy of the federal courts over the states.
What party supported industry and commerce and believed that the government should be run by property owners?
After he lost the election of 1800, whom did John Adams pick as the chief justice of the Supreme Court?
Alexander Hamilton was not nominated as a presidential candidate in the election of 1796 because he:
Had too many enemies
The United States broke its Treaty of Alliance with France because:
The French had overthrown the old government
What did the South accept in return for locating the national capital in the South?
Assumption of state debts
What Secretary of the Treasury has been called "the greatest administrative genius in America"?
Which of the following was not accomplished during the first session of Congress?
Proclamation of Neutrality
Who, as the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, negotiated an important peace treaty with Britain?
The Monroe Doctrine was a joint statement made by the United States and Britain against all other European countries.
The Monroe Doctrine stated that the United States should take an active part in European affairs.
During the darkest days of the War of 1812, the Federalists hinted that the New England states might secede from the Union.
After the War of 1812, America withdrew from a deep involvement in European affairs until World War I.
American naval squadrons won important victories against the British fleet on both Lake Erie and Lake Champlain.
While he was still vice president, Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton and was wanted for murder.
Lewis and Clark's heroic two-year journey took them from St. Louis all the way to the Pacific coast and back.
The government under Thomas Jefferson purchased a tract of land that was larger than the entire United States.
Jefferson attempted to reduce the size of the national government and to eliminate the national debt.
Thomas Jefferson was a vain, ambitious man whose high-handed actions offended the common people.
What influential chief justice of the Supreme Court handed down numerous landmark decisions?
What was the main provision of the Monroe Doctrine?
No European country may intervene in the Western Hemisphere
What treaty established a permanently disarmed region on America's northern border?
During what British attack did an American general surrender his entire force without a fight?
Siege of Detroit
What advantage did the United States enjoy at the beginning of the War of 1812?
The British were tied down in a war with Napoleon
Tecumseh was a threat to the United States because he:
Attempted to unite the Indian tribes into one nation
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