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Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Which law set up an orderly plan for dividing up the Northwest Territory?
  1. Land Ordinance of 1785
  2. Southwest Ordinance of 1788
  3. Treaty of Paris 1763
  4. Treaty of Paris 1789
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Shays' Rebellion made many Americans believe that a stronger central government would have
  1. prevented that kind of popular uprising.
  2. given the farmers what they demanded.
  3. asked other nations for military aid.
  4. held new elections to resolve the issue.
Grade 12 Democratic Foundations
The 'Common Man' supported a strong central form of government, due in part to
  1. The Boston Massacre.
  2. Shays' Rebellion.
  3. The French and Indian War.
  4. The Articles of Confederation.
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
Which law created a system to divide the Northwest Territory into townships using grids?
  1. Land Ordinance of 1784
  2. Land Ordinance of 1785
  3. U.S. Military District Act
  4. Northwest Ordinance
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The Virginia Plan called for a bicameral legislature with representation in both houses being based on what?
  1. equal representation
  2. each state getting only one vote
  3. population
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Which of the following is a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
  1. There was a common currency.
  2. The federal government had more power than the state governments.
  3. No power to tax.
  4. The federal government could make treaties.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 1 Democratic Foundations
Who was NOT one of the founding fathers?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Barack Obama
  4. George Washington
Grade 11 Democratic Foundations
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
What was the United States' first constitution called?
  1. The Bill of Rights
  2. Congress
  3. The Articles of Confederation
  4. The Declaration of Independence
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations

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The Declaration of Independence was based on the idea that
  1. taxes are unfair and should be illegal.
  2. all men are created equal and have certain rights.
  3. foreign countries should not rule colonies.
  4. all colonies should govern themselves.
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
Supporters of the new Constitution were known as
  1. Republicans
  2. Patriots
  3. Anti-federalists
  4. Federalists
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
The framers designed a system of checks and balances to
  1. share power between the states.
  2. make it difficult to amend the Constitution.
  3. make the Constitution the supreme law of the land.
  4. keep any one branch of government from becoming too powerful.
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
In the Preamble, what phrase means "maintaining peace and order" in our country?
  1. Establish Justice
  2. Secure the Blessings
  3. Insure domestic tranquility
  4. We the people
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
Why was James Madison known as the "Father of the Constitution"?
  1. He took so many notes
  2. His influence was so great during the convention
  3. He was the smartest delegate
  4. He did so much research
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
An important challenge facing the Constitutional Convention was how to balance the
  1. needs of eastern and western states
  2. interests of large and small states
  3. demands of farmers
  4. rights of women
Kindergarten Democratic Foundations
On what day do Americans celebrate Independence Day?
  1. June 18
  2. July 14
  3. September 9
  4. July 4
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
Which document was passed by Congress to protect the rights of the American people?
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. The Constitution
  4. Articles of Confederation
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