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history warm-up test 1/26/18
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The Declaration of Independence indicates that all pcople are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights . " this statement means that-
certain rights belong to people and should not be taken from them
"...that whenever any form of yovernment becomes uestructive of these ends, it is the right of the P'eople to alter or abolish ü, and to institute new goverament.. Deciaration of Independence quotation in the box has been used to support the-
right ofpeople lo overthrow a tyrannical govetnmcnt
which statement best summarizes the influence of the Magna Carta on American government?
The government cannot punish people without a trial by jury and due process
Which statemeat best summarizes the argument of those opposed to replacing Articles of Confederation with a new constitution?
They feared a concentration of power in the national government
What was the primary reason for calling the Constitutional Convention of 1787?
To provide greater powers to the central government
What was the main goal of the constitutional convention?
to revise the articles of confederation but they wrote an entirely new constitution
which of the following is true about Americans' support for the Revolutionary war?
most Americans not support the war (1/3 neutral,1/3 patriots,1/3 loyalists)
The turning point of the American revolution was-
the defeat of the British army at the battle of Saratoga. It convinced France to become an American ally
Going to declaration of independence, why did Americans rebel?
They believed they had certain rights that England had trampled upon
John Locke's theory of the social contract, as developed in the United States Declaration of Independence, stated that-
People should revolt against a government that did not protect their rights
Benjamin Franklin's key role in the American revolution was when-
he urged the French to sign an alliance with Americans
put these events in order: battle of saratoga, battle of yorktown, lexington & concord, declaration of independence
Lexington and Concord, declaration of independence, battle of Saratoga, battle of Yorktown
Which event is John Peter Zenger's case most closely associated with?
Freedom of the press
what were some of the limitations of the national government in the Articles of confederation?
•no executive branch
•states had more power than ntl. government
•no levying of taxes
•no regulation of trade
•no national court system
What was the main reason for calling the constitutional convention of 1787?
To provide greater powers to the central government
in the 1780s, many Americans distrusted a strong central government. This distrust is best shown by-
Plan of government set up by the articles of confederation
The main purpose for writing the Declaration of Independence was to-
State the colonist' reasons for separating from Great Britain
A major criticism of the Articles of Confederation was that too much power had been given to the-
Economic activity in the New England colonies relied heavily on trade in part because-
a cold climate and poor soil made farming unprofitable
Disagreement at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 over the Virginia and New Jersey plans was resolved by a copromise that-
created a Congress made up of a senate and a house of representatives
What was the significance of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787?
the Constitution was written at this convention
What is a synonym for unalienable rights?
what were opponents of ratification of the Constitution?
What was the purpose of the federalist papers?
They wrote them to persuade people to ratify the constitution or to gain support
who was an important anti-federalist?
TRUE OR FALSE: Patrick Henry thought the bill of rights should be added to the constitution
what was an important reason that the anti-federalists did not like the Constitution?
they wanted more power to go to the state governments, they were afraid individual rights might be trampled on, and it gave too much power to the national government
Why did Federalists think That the individual rights would not be trampled on?
state Governments would have more power than the national governments
What type of government did the articles of confederation create?
A loose confederation of strong state governments
Those who favored ratification were known as-
why did Patrick Henry Close try to find the US Constitution?
He believed that under it the state would surrender too much power to the federal government
What's the most serious disagreement in the debate between large and small states at the constitutional convention?
the issue of representation in Congress
What resolve the dispute counting slaves as population for purposes of representation in Congress?
what question at the constitutional convention was resolved by the "great compromise"?
What formula should be used for congressional representation
What is the main idea of the cartoon?
The states help the real power under the articles of confederation
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