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Grade 8 Formation of the USA
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
What does the Bill of Rights primarily protect?
  1. members of Congress
  2. states’ rights
  3. individual rights
  4. the federal government
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
What was the Bill of Rights?
  1. a document added to Constitution to protect citizens’ rights
  2. a document used to limit the powers of state governments
  3. a document outlining the rights of the federal government
  4. a document stating the ways in which citizens can participate in government
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
What document directly preceded the U.S. Constitution?
  1. the Mayflower Compact
  2. the Articles of Confederation
  3. the Emancipation Proclamation
  4. the Declaration of Independence
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
Who became president after the election of 1800?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. John Adams
  4. James Madison
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
Which of these was NOT a reason Americans began moving west
  1. New cities in the west had many job opportunities
  2. Immigrants moving into eastern cities created overcrowding
  3. Growing birth rates led to a rise in city population
  4. Due to an increase in population in the east, many people couldn't find jobs
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
The principal consequence of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was that it
  1. terminated the earlier system of land survey established by the federal government for the territories
  2. established a procedure for bringing new states into the Union as the equals of the older states
  3. provided for the removal of American Indians from the East Coast to territories across the Appalachian mountains
  4. encouraged the drafting of a new treaty with England concerning the disposition of the western territories
  5. strengthened the role of the thirteen original states in Congress
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
Which of the following actions did President Washington take at the beginning of his first term?
  1. He decided to move the nation's capital to Washington, D.C.
  2. He established the House of Representatives.
  3. He named well-known, talented leaders to head government departments.
  4. He asked state governments to repay federal and state debts.
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
A major reason the United States went to war with Mexico was because of the
  1. Mexican attacks on American settlers.
  2. desire to obtain more territory.
  3. Mexican interference with American trade.
  4. desire to abolish slavery in Texas
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