Project #1958 - US History

1) The Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan offered different methods of

A) regulating foreign trade

B) allotting representation in the national legislature

C) taxing imports

D) counting slaves


2) Use the information below to answer the question:In a letter to James Madison written in 1787, Thomas Jefferson said, "A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular; and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences."Jefferson believed a bill of rights was needed to protect:

A) the unalienable rights of citizens

B) federal rights over states' rights

C) the rights of the majority

D) the right of taxation


3) All of the following descriptions provide examples of triangular trade EXCEPT

A) the Dutch settling in Japan

B) Africans being transported on ships to the Americas

C) tobacco and other products being transported to Europe

D) European merchants bringing manufactured goods to trade for Africans


4) The Virginia House of Burgesses

A) was put in place in 1607 as a temporary government

B) established a model for representative government

C) was established by King James I

D) provided a way for people to secure religious freedom



5) Why did the Framers believe freedom of the press to be an essential right?

A) It establishes a system of free international trade

B) It underscores the importance of a trial by jury

C) It prevents taxation without representation

D) It helps to balance the power of government



6) The three-fifths compromise sought to prevent

A) the Senate from becoming too powerful within the bicameral system

B) states with high slave populations from dominating the House of Representatives

C) the Constitution from ultimately being ratified

D) Antifederalists from winning the debate over federalism


7) The purpose of the Federalist Papers was to

A) send a message to the Federalists about ratification

B) ask the public to attend the Constitutional Convention

C) educate the public about the theory behind the Constitution

D) communicate the times and dates of ratification meetings


8) What contributed to the demise of the Articles of Confederation?

A) the inability of Congress to regulate the economy

B) the lack of representation in Congress

C) the ability to make treaties in foreign governments

D) the restrictions on debate within Congress


9) What did the Whiskey Rebellion show about George Washington?

A) He could not efficiently govern a nation because he was not well-respected

B) He lacked the ability to forge foreign alliances

C) He was a strong president who was willing to use federal troops when needed

D) He strongly believed that political parties should govern the nation


10) The goal of Shays' Rebellion was to help the economic plight of farmers.

A) True

B) False


11) Patrick Henry, famous for his "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" quote, was an Anti-Federalist.

A) True

B) False



12) Which phrase from the Declaration of Independence does NOT show the influence of the Enlightenment on the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson and others?

A) "He has obstructed the Administration of Justice..."

B) "for the people to dissolve the political bands that have connected them..."

C) "we mutually pledge to each other our lives..."

D) "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."


13) The lasting effect of Shays Rebellion was that the United States needed more states rights and weaker central government.

A) True

B) False


14) What does Federalism mean? Based on this idea, the Constitution gives the power of forming a national Army to the Federal government and the Bill of Rights provides the right to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment. How is this an example of Federalism?


15) Representative government in colonial America

A) answered only to the king of England

B) allowed some citizens to have a voice in the laws directly affecting them

C) strengthened the power of the King of England in the colonies

D) provided that all members of the legislature be elected by the people


Subject History
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