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chapter 7 review questions
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To what form of government did the American revolutionaries turn after the war for independence?
Which was not one of Franklin's thirteen virtues?
Which of the follwing figures did not actively challenge the status fo women in the early American republic
Which state had the clearest separation of church and state?
How would you characterize Thomas Jefferson's ideas on race and slavery?
Although he owned hundreds of slaves in his lifetime and fathered several children with his slave Sally Hemings, Jefferson opposed slavery. He argued that the institution should be abolished and slaves returned to Africa, believing that blacks and whites could not live together in a free society without the result of a race war.
What defined republicanism as a social philosophy?
Citizenship within a republic meant accepting certain rights and responsibilities as well as cultivating virtuous behavior. This philosophy was based on the notion that the success or failure of the republic depended upon the virtue or corruption of its citizens.
Which or the following states had the most democratic constitution in the 1780's
Under the Articles of Confederation, what power did the national Confederation Congress have?
The power to create land ordinances
What were the primary causes of Shays' Rebellion?
They felt that they didn't have a voice in the Massachusetts government, which seemed to cater to wealthy Boston merchants. They wanted their debts to be forgiven and the Massachusetts constitution to be rewritten to address their needs, and when these demands weren't met, they rebelled.
What plan resolved the issue of representation for the U.S. Constitution?
The Connecticut Compromise
How was the U.S Constitution ratified?
by each state at special ratifying conventions
Explain the argument that led to the three-fifths rule and the consequences of that rule.
Southern slaveholders wanted slaves to count for the purposes of representation, while people from northern states feared that counting slaves would give the southern states too much power. Their fears were valid; the three-fifths rule, which stated that each slave counted as three-fifths of a white person for purposes of representation, gave the southern states the balance of political power.
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