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Social Studies - Government of United States
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Which statement is true about the Article of Confederation?
The Articles of Confederation did not work well in governing the new nation and a new form of government was needed
Some colonists were not sure they wanted a strong form of government because
They wanted to make their own laws and taxes
One of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation was
each state printed its own money, and people disagreed what each states money was worth
One of the strengths of the Articles of Confederation was
it created laws on how a territory could become a state
The Articles of Confederation gave more power to
The Articles of Confederation didn't unify states, it really
it separated them
Which statement is true about the governments power under the Articles of Confederation?
State governments had the power to collect taxes, coin money and control trade
One way the US Constitution differed from the Articles of Confederation was that the constitution
created a national government having 3 branches
The US Constitution corrected one major weakness of the Articles of Confederation by
giving the National Government the power to collect taxes
At the Constitutional Convention, which issue was resolved by the great compromise?
representation of large and small states in Congress
In terms of representation in US Congress, which state benefited most from the three-fifths Compromise reached at the Conventional Convention?
The duty of the executive branch is to
Which statement illustrates the system of checks and balances at work?
the supreme court declares a law unconstitutional
The US constitution grants certain powers only to the federal government. Which is only a power of the federal government?
which is a power of both the Federal and State Governments?
The president vetos a bill and then Congress overrides the veto by a two-thirds vote of both houses. This is an example of
checks and balances
The main purpose of the Bill of Rights is
to prevent the government from abusing power against peoples freedoms
Southern States argued for the slaves to be included in representation because
the south had a lot of slaves and that would give them more representation for in congress
Northern states did not want the slaves to be included in representation because
they felt if slaves could not vote they should not have representation
The 3/5 compromise
allowed southern states to count 5 slaves as 3 free people. It also stated that the slave trade must end by 1808.
an example of how the executive branch can check on the Legislative Branch is
call a meeting on congress
an example of how Legislative brach can check on Judicial branch is
impeach a judge
an example of how Judicial branch checks on both Executive and Legislative Branches is
to declare a law unconstitutional
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