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How is the Federalist paper try to assure Americans about the new federal government created under the Constitution?
by suggesting the government would not overpower the states.
How did the NW (north west) ordinance of 1787 affect education in the NW Territory?
it made education a basic right by providing public education for all
In what way did the Constitution attempt to implement the deals set forth in he DOI?
the Constitution protected popular sovereignty, the idea that political power belongs to the people
How did the American government respond to the uprising known as Shay's Rebellion?
It planned to hold a convention to revise the Articles of Confederation to better meet the nations needs
What does the concept "majority rule" prevent against?
a small group holding all power
While taking part in the writing the Constitution, whose views did Governeur Morris of New York strongly support and fright for?
What characteristic of most states constitutions created during the American Revolution strongly influenced the ideas behind the American government?
the creation of government with limited powers.
Which of these was the main cause of Shays Rebellion?
the Massachusetts policy that forced farmers to pay taxes on land.
What was the significance of the Articles of Confederation?
established first national government of the U.S.
ON April 18, 1775, 700 British soldiers left Boston in search of major colonial weapons storehouse which was in ......
Who were the Sons of Liberty?
a group of patriots who protested British laws
The Battle of Trenton was different than previous battles because the patriots .......
went on the offensive
What did not happen in reaction to the signing of the DOI?
Women rallied against being excluded by the claim that "all men are created equal"
Which group made up the greatest contribution to the war?
Who was Bernardo de Galvez?
a Patriot ally who organized troops to attack British posts in the Southeast
Why was winning the battle in New Jersey so important to George Washington?
The one - year contract many soldiers were fighting under was going to expire and he knew they wouldnt sign up again
Why did Thomas Jefferson feel the colonists had the right to break away from Great Britain?
Great Britain had not protected the rights of the colonists
What impact did Paine's Common Sense have on colonial leaders?
convinced them to challenge British authority
What set backs did the Patriots face in the West?
They had not managed to capture Britain's major frontier base.
what was the likely reason that Spain allied with the Patriots?
Spain wished to regain Florid from Britain
What was named the "Swamp Fox?"
When the Minutemen faced the British Redcoats at the start of the Battle of Lexington, why did their captain yell, "Don't fire unless fired upon"?
he wanted to defend an attack, not start a war
Which of these powers is reserved only for the states?
establishing and maintaining schools
How did the Great Compromise resolve the debate over state representation in the federal government?
created bicameral legislature...
What did the colonists call the Coercive Acts, passed by Parliament in Spring of 1774?
what contribution did slaves make to the economy of the middle colonies?
They worked in cities as skilled trades such as blacksmithing.
By whom, and why was the Toleration Act of 1649 passed?
Lord Baltimore, to outlaw the restriction of religious right of Christians in Maryland
the Mayflower Compact can be best described as....
an early attempt at self-government
Massachusetts was punished for the Tea Party in all of the following ways, except....
Bostonian's had to clean up and recover tea dumped into the ocean.
New England had plenty of forests. How does this fact connect to the economic importance of shipbuilding to the region?
the supply of wood allowed the shipbuilders to build ships and meet demands of traders.
Colonists who were upset by Parliament's effort to tax them might have made all of the following remarks, except
"End boycotts now!"
During the revolution, what challenges did the Patriots face at sea?
their navel fleet was old and in bad shape.
How did the Second Continental Congress decide to handle the British?
the would create a Continental Army to fight the British.
Before the battle in New Jersey, why did many Patriot leaders favor a defensive war?
supplies would last longer
What was the Bill of rights?
Document added to the constitution to protect citizens rights
Following Shay's Rebellion, most Americans called for establishing
strong central government
the banning of slavery in some state constitutions was significant because it marked the beginning of.....
the abolition movement
what was the purpose of Land Ordinance ?
to set up a system for surveying and dividing the territory
The Constitution gave feral government the power to coin money. Which of these is an advantage of this decision?
A universal currency was established in the United States.
Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religions freedom declared that....
no person could be forced to attend a church or pay for a church with taxes.
Why did thousands of African American slaves sign on with the British Army?
The British offered freedom to any slave who service in the army
What was the objective of the English Bill of Rights?
to affect trade in such a way to benefit England.
Which does NOT explains why the Pilgrims came to America?
some of them developed a new form of Protestantism and dreamed of founding a Church of New England.
Which group did not participate in New England's early economy ?
actors and actresses
Which colonies had the strictest slave codes?
The colonies with the most slaves.
Which was a factor in Virginia colonists' decision to use slave labor?
there were enough indentured servants to meet high demand for labor.
Why was the Stamp Act of 1765 particularly upsetting to the colonists?
it was the first time Parliament tired to tax the colonists directly
How did the London Company's "headright system" work?
it encouraged aristocrat to move to Virginia by giving them 50 acres of land...
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