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The Articles of Confederation (Grade 4)

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The Articles of Confederation

How long were the Articles of Confederation used as law?
  1. a hundred years
  2. twenty-five years
  3. eleven years
  4. one year
The Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution both include a system of checks and balances.
  1. True
  2. False
How many branches of government did the Articles of Confederation allow the national government?
  1. four
  2. three
  3. two
  4. one
How did the Articles of Confederation reflect the colonists' fear of monarchy?
  1. By creating a national government headed by a queen
  2. By creating a national government with no power
  3. By creating a national government without an executive or an executive branch
  4. By creating a national government with no judicial system
One of the basic weakness of the Articles of Confederation was that
  1. it was never ratified
  2. it required amendments be ratified by each state
  3. it could not be amended
  4. all of the above
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress could declare war and peace, print and borrow money, and
  1. force states to obey its laws
  2. raise money with taxes
  3. set up an army
  4. deal with other nations
What powers did the Articles of Confederation NOT give Congress?
  1. The ability to declare war
  2. The ability to borrow money
  3. The power to collect taxes
  4. The ability to Elect Mr. Katz as King
What was the main reason the new nation had trouble establishing trade and commerce?
  1. States did not trust each other
  2. President Obama taxed companies too highly
  3. Each state had separate forms and values for their money
  4. Each state wanted its own state money
What did Shays' Rebellion show about the new government?
  1. It was strong enough to protect itself.
  2. The people realized the government did not support farms.
  3. The new government could defend its borders.
  4. The government was too weak to keep order around the nation.
What was the original purpose of the 1787 Constitutional Convention?
  1. to revise the Constitution
  2. approve the New Jersey Plan
  3. to revise the Articles of Confederation
  4. to deny the Virginia Plan
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