American Constitutions
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  • Question 1
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    Q. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution? 
    answer choices
    the Preamble
     the Articles of Confederation
    the Declaration of Independence
     the Bill of Rights
  • Question 2
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    Q. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?
    answer choices
    to create a bill of rights
    to make changes to the Articles of Confederation
     to declare independence from Great Britain
     to create an entirely new governing document for the new nation
  • Question 3
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    Q. The fact that each branch of government must be separate from the others and function on its own is known as the principle of _______.
    answer choices
    popular sovereignty
    separation of powers
    rule of law
     checks and balances
  • Question 4
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    Q. How many times has the Constitution been amended since it was first ratified?
    answer choices
    21
    10
    75
    27
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. A word which means to change, correct or improve a law.
    answer choices
    amend
    propose
    principle
    compromise
  • Question 6
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    Q. How does the system of Checks and Balance protect people?
    answer choices
    it keeps any of the branches from over powering the other so as not to destroy the rights of people
    it keeps any of the branches from fighting so the people are safe
    it keeps one branch in power and destroys the rights of people
    it keeps all branches in power so as to destroy the rights of  people
  • Question 7
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    Q.

    The branch of government that suggests laws and carries out the laws made by Congress. Its leader is the president.

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    Judicial

    Legislative

    Executive

  • Question 8
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    Q.

    The branch of government that makes laws for the country. It is made up of the Congress.

    answer choices

    Judicial

    Legislative

    Executive

  • Question 9
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    Q.

    This branch of government makes sure laws are constitutional. It is made up of the Supreme Court with 9 justices and many other courts.

    answer choices

    Judicial

    Legislative

    Executive

  • Question 10
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    Q. Which president was also called the Father of the Constitution?
    answer choices
    George Washington
    Thomas Jefferson
    Alexander Hamilton
    James Madison
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which group wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation and give more power to the states?
    answer choices
    Federalists
    Anti-Federalists
    Judiciary
    Legislature
  • Question 12
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    Q. Central and national are two words that mean the same thing as - 
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    state
    federal
    local
    regional
  • Question 13
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    Q. Which compromise concerned the issue of how to count slaves for representation and taxation?
    answer choices
    The Great Compromise
    The Commerce Compromise
    The 3/5 Compromise
    The Connecticut Compromise
  • Question 14
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    Q. What was the name for the essays written in support of ratification of the Constitution?
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    Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer
    The Anti-Federalist Essays
    The Federalist Papers
    The Fundamental Orders
  • Question 15
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    Q.

    Which compromise, pulling elements from the Virginia and New Jersey plans, concerned how many representatives the states would have in Congress?

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    The Great Compromise

    The 3/5 Compromise

    The Commerce Compromise

    The Intolerable Compromise

  • Question 16
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    Q. What government existed before the Constitution? 
    answer choices
    British Monarchy
    state constitutions 
    Articles of Confederation
    Confederate States of America 
  • Question 17
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    Q. How many votes, from the 13 states, did it take to make a change (amendment) to the Articles of Confederation?
    answer choices
    1
    7
    10
    13
  • Question 18
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    Q.

    The New Jersey Plan was supported by _____ states and the Virginia Plan was supported by _____ states

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    new; old

    large; small

    Yankee; Confederate

    small; large

  • Question 19
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    Q. How many states had to ratify the Constitution before it went into effect?
    answer choices
    9
    13
    27
    245
  • Question 20
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    Q. “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”  This quote from the Declaration of Independence illustrates the concept of
    answer choices
    Popular sovereignty
    Judicial review
    Federalism
    Separation of powers
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