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Chapter 8 (M) social studies

Chapter 8 (M) social studies
Chapter 8 (M) social studies
After the Revolutionary War, American leaders decided that the new nation would be a ___? because they felt strongly that the people needed to exercise control over their government through voting.
What newly acquired territory included land that formed the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota?
Northwest Territory
On May 25, 1787, what leadership group met in Philadelphia, PA to rewrite the government structure for the U.S.?
Constitutional Convention
What law described how the Northwest Territory was to be governed?
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
The Constitution is a living document, which means it can be changed by adding an ___.
What law described how the Northwest Territory was to be organized and divided?
Land Ordinance of 1785
What agreement/compromise decided how enslaved people would be counted for the purposes of representation and taxation?
Three-Fifths Compromise
A system of government in which power is shared between the national government and the states is called what?
What group of people were concerned that the Constitution took away too much power from the states?
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as what?
Bill of Rights
According to the Northwest Ordinance, how many people had to live in an area before it could become a state?
Under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress had no power to tax. How did this weaken the national government?
Congress depended on the states for money.
The farmers involved in Shays's Rebellion were protesting
High taxes and no debt relief
Which of the following called for a legislature in which state representation is based on state population?
the Virginia Plan
Supporters of the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan ultimately agreed on what compromise?
the Great Compromise
Which of the following describes the system of checks and balances?
Each branch of government can check the powers of other branches.
The Continental Congress/Founding Fathers dealt with the issue of slavery by stating that
c. the slave trade could not be banned until 1808.
What was the immediate goal of The Federalist Papers?
a. to persuade citizens to ratify the Constitution
Another term for official approval is