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American History - Unit 2 Test Development of Constitutional Government

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