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Civics Unit 2 Quiz 2 2021-2022 (PQ)
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Which of the following best describes the impact of the Intolerable Acts on the citizens of Boston?
It created hard economic hardships, It increased feeling of rebellion
What was the Boston Port Act?
One of the Intolerable Acts, A law that closed the port of Boston
Which of the following is true of the Administration of Justice Act?
It gave the governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony the ability to move the trial of a citizen of the colony to another colon or Great Britain, Colonists saw this as an attack on their right to a trial by jury
Which of the following was true about the effect the Intolerable Acts had on the colonies?
They unified the colonies against Great Britain and pushed them closer to war
Which of the following defines the phrase, "...endowed by their Creator.."?
Given by God
What can be inferred from the phrase, "...deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."?
The government's power comes from the people, the people can take power away from the government the people have supreme political power
Based on Locke's view of natural rights, which idea(s) should follow this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence, "That whenever Form of Government becomes destructive these ends(not protecting the natural rights of a citizens), it is the Right of the People to..."?
Citizens can change the government, must get rid of a government that does not protect the natural rights of citizens, can create a new government that protects the citizen's natural rights, can protest government actions
Which of the following explains what this excerpt means, "... laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seen most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
This refers to the concept of a social contract, the concepts of common good, people gave up certain rights to a government that is designed to protect their natural rights
What is a synonym (means the same) for "self-evident"?
Obvious, apparent, overt
What did the colonist fear would happen if they created a strong federal government?
It would tax the people too much, trample on their natural rights, that it would create a similar situation of which they fought to rid themselves, it would not be effective
Which of the following are achievements of the Articles of Confederation?
Making treaties with other countries to help with the war, winning the war against Great Britain, the Northwest Ordinance
What powers / abilities did the Articles of Confederation give to the central government?
Could create treaties, request money from the states, issue its own currency, had certain legislative powers
Which of the following explains why Shays Rebellion helped convince states that it was time to throw out the Articles of Confederation in favor of a new government?
The states saw the weakness of the central government to deal with the civil unrest, the need for a central government that could raise taxes, a need to create a military to protect the country
Which famous American does Alexander Hamilton enlist to help him convince representatives from other states to attend the new Constitutional Convention?
Which of the following did the Northwest Ordinance accomplish?
The NW Ordinance divided the ceded land from states with sea-to-sea charters into territories, forbid slavery in the territories, created a path to statehood for these territories
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