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1

How was slavery an obvious contradiction to the principles of the American republic?

Americans claimed to be fighting for freedom, but still enslaved others.

2

The most important issue not yet addressed when the Constitutional Convention adjourned was:

the absence of a national bill of rights

3

James Madison's Virginia Plan proposed:

representatives to both houses apportioned according to the population, instead of each state having a single vote.

4

The Articles of Confederation were adopted when states gave up their:

claims to western lands.

5

Ratification of the new Constitution:

required only nine states, and special ratifying conventions for approval

6

The proposed new Constitution of 1787 called for the election of a president by ________.

an electoral college

7

The three-fifths rule concerned the issue of ________.

whether to count slaves as part of the population

8

The "Antifederalists" arguments included all of the following EXCEPT:

feared that the government too much favored common people over the "well-born."

9

Shays's Rebellion involved ________.

discontented farmers in Massachusetts

10

The Articles of Confederation could not be amended until all thirteen state legislatures approved.

True

11

Which of the following was NOT proposed by William Paterson's New Jersey Plan? (

a two-house national legislature, giving the federal government too much power.

12

The Northwest Ordinance laid out the requirements for western territories to become states.

True

13

The essays known collectively as The Federalist Papers called for the ratification of the Constitution.

True

14

The compromise that resolved the dispute between the large and the small states included each of the following EXCEPT ________.

the slave trade would end immediately

15

The new constitution provided Congress with all of the following EXCEPT:

veto power over state legislation

16

Immediately after the Revolution, the United States began to have difficulties with Spain. The disputes related to the boundaries of Florida and:

navigation rights on the Mississippi.

17

America's first governing document was called the:

Articles of Confederation.

18

. Which of the following leaders shaped the framing of the federal Constitution more than anyone else?

James Madison

19

One of the chief controversies that delayed initial ratification of the Articles of Confederation turned out to be the one area of substantial achievement by the Confederation Congress. This related to:

western lands.

20

Some enslaved Africans became skilled crafts workers.

True

21

The young United States confronted strong challenges from which foreign power(s) at its borders?

the Spanish and British