Give Me Liberty Ch. 7 Quiz

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The founding fathers meant “We the People” to refer to all Americans.
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False
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The first written Constitution of the United States was the Articles of Confederation.
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True
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The Bill of Rights was a concession offered by the Federalists to overcome widespread fears of a despotic national government.
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True
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Which was NOT an attribute of the new nation?
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the federal government made the laws and states enforced them
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Who helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
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Benjamin Franklin
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The father of the Constitution was Thomas Jefferson.
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False
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In the era of the Revolution, free blacks in most states had the right to vote.
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True
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The Bill of Rights offered Indians a vital source of protection against further intrusions upon their land.
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False
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Which of the following was not a significant difference between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists during the ratification debates?
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Federalists were overwhelmingly northern. Anti-Federalists were overwhelmingly southern.
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Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government had the power to
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Declare war
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Which was not a characteristic of the Articles of Confederation?
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Each state had two votes in the upper chamber, and votes in the lower chamber were proportionately distributed by population.
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Which state had the largest slave population in 1790?
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Virginia
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More than half of the fifty-five men at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 had attended college.
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True
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The plan at the Constitutional Convention that proposed creation of a two-house legislature with representation in each house determined by each state’s population was the
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Virginia Plan
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The Constitution of the United States was signed in 1776.
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False
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Which is NOT true of Anti-Federalists?
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They were often financiers and others in cities and nearby rural areas.
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Shays’s Rebellion in late 1786 and early 1787 was a rebellion of
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debt-ridden farmers who closed the courts in western Massachusetts.
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Which state had the largest free black population in 1790?
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Virginia
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The eighty-five essays published by “Publius” and gathered into a book in 1788 was titled
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The Federalist
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Only thirty-nine of the original fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document.
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True
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The final plan of the U.S. Constitution called for a two-house Congress consisting of a House of Representatives with its members apportioned according to population and a Senate in which each state was represented by two members.
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True
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The 1790 Naturalization Act barred non-white foreigners from attaining American citizenship.
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True
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The 1787 Northwest Ordinance prohibited
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slavery
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The costliest loss of human life suffered by the U.S. Army in warfare against American Indians in American history—630 dead—occurred
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in the Ohio Valley in an attack by the Miami Confederacy led by Little Turtle.
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Which two states voted against ratification?
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Rhode Island and North Carolina
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Federalism refers to
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the relationship between state and national governments.
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Alexander Hamilton was an Anti-Federalist.
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False
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In James Madison’s view in The Federalist, the nation’s large size both geographically and in terms of its population was
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a source of stability.
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By 1790, there were no slaves in New England.
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False
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Who wrote, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”?
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Thomas Jefferson
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Under the rule of the U.S. Constitution, which remains in the hands of the states?
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education
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The “father of the Constitution” was:
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James Madison.
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The U.S. Constitution provides that the president is to be elected
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by an electoral college.
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The Constitution imposed high property qualifications for voting.
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False
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After the Treaty of Greenville in 1795, twelve Native American communities ceded most of their land from Ohio and Indiana to the federal government.
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True
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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives has 435 members, but initially it had
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65 members
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The U.S. Constitution
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is a purely secular document that contains one reference to God and bars tests for federal officeholders.
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Movement of Americans westward slowed dramatically under the Articles of Confederation.
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False
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Thomas Jefferson was one of the authors of The Federalist.
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False
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What state had the largest African-American population in 1790?
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Virginia
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By the time of the Declaration of Independence, the United States had already become larger than Great Britain, Spain, and France combined.
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True
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Movement of Americans westward increased during the period under the Articles of Confederation.
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True
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One of the leading Federalist thinkers was
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James Madison
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Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the population attended college in the late eighteenth century.
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True

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