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The Framers relied on the writings of which Enlightenment philosopher as they decided how best to protect economic freedom and rights to property?
For ideas on how to use the law to protect people's natural rights to life, liberty, and property, the Framers looked to
Which of the following was a set of laws that limited the power of government and gave all free men the right to choose judges?
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
The Framers took the idea of separation of powers from which philosopher?
Magna Carta was originally intended to protect the rights of which group?
Which document was passed by Parliament in the Glorious Revolution
English Bill of rights
Parliament imposed a series of taxes on the colonies beginning in 1764 in order to
help pay Britain's debts resulting from the French and Indian War
The Stamp Act marked Parliament's first attempt to
tax the colonists directly.
Thomas Jefferson argued in the Declaration of Independence that, if a government disregards the will of the people, the people are free to do which of the following?
Change there Government
How did the Northwest Ordinance differ from the Constitution on the issue of slavery?
The Northwest Ordinance banned slavery in the territory, while the Constitution temporarily protected the slave trade.
The Articles of Confederation provided for a strong national government with extensive powers over the states.
Shays's Rebellion demonstrated the strength and power of the Confederation Congress in dealing with a crisis.
The New Jersey Plan was designed to stay closer to which document?
Articles of Confederation
At the Constitutional Convention, the Virginia Plan called for a unicameral national legislature.
According to the Three-Fifths Compromise, three-fifths of a state's slave population would be
counted when determining representation in Congress.
Why was the Great Compromise acceptable to the smaller states?
States would be represented equally in the Senate.
For which reason is James Madison hailed as the Father of the Constitution?
He greatly influenced the outcome of the convention.
Why did large states favor the Virginia Plan?
Representation in the legislature would be based on population.
The first ten amendments to the constitution are traditionally called the
The Bill of Rights
Why did Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison write the Federalist Papers?
They wrote the articles in defense of the new Constitution.
What ideal did the Antifederalists find the Constitution lacked?
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