Articles of Confederation
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  • Question 1
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    All of the following are part of the Articles of Confederation, EXCEPT---

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    it did not grant a federal power to tax or regulate commerce.

    it did not establish a common currency.

    it did not limit the power to the national government.

    it did not establish an executive or judicial branch.

  • Question 2
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    it was difficult to make decisions in the newly formed United States under the Articles of Confederation because---

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    the national government was too controlling.

    the approval to amend the articles was not priority.

    the approval of thirteen states was required to ratify.

    the approval of nine states was required for ratification.

  • Question 3
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    *ability to declare war

    *ability to make treaties

    *ability to operate post offices

    This information is found in what government document ?

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    the Treaty of Paris of 1783

    The Franco American Treaty

    The Articles of the Confederacy

    The Articles of Confederation

  • Question 4
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    Having one vote under the Articles of Confederation raised questions regarding---

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    limitations to the larger populated states.

    limitations to the smaller populated states.

    the selection of representatives.

    how much taxes to charge.

  • Question 5
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    When the delegates wrote the Articles of Confederation, all the questions below were considered EXCEPT---

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    How do we finance a war?

    How do we increase the power of the central government?

    Who has the power to negotiate treaties?

    How do we prevent the executive from becoming too powerful?

  • Question 6
    60 seconds

    Which makes more sense?

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    A weak national government can run a country effectively.

    A weak national government can overrun state government.

    A strong national government is more stable than a loose confederation of states.

    A loose alliance of states is ideal for a brand new nation.

  • Question 7
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    Q. A weakness of the Articles of Confederation is that it had __________ . 
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    only an executive branch
    only a legislative branch
    only a judicial branch
    an executive and legislative branch
  • Question 8
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    Q. One major problem with the Articles of Confederation is that Congress could not ______ the citizens to raise money.
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  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. Who had more power under the Articles of Confederation?
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    Federal Government
    State Governments
    Individual people
    States with larger populations
  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. Americans were afraid that a __?__ would lead to tyranny, or oppressive rule.
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    strong state government
    weak government
    strong central government
  • Question 11
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    Q. Who led the farmers against the government of Massachusetts?
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    Daniel Shays
    the Government
    all of the farmers were leaders
    Thomas Hobbes
  • Question 12
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    What is the name of the series of protests in 1786-87 by American farmers concerning debt and foreclosure?

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    American rebellion

    Dorr Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion

  • Question 13
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    What action did Shays and his followers take to protest the injustices of high taxes and land foreclosure?

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    an armed takeover of state courts

    hanged the governor

    all moved out of the state

    robbed banks

  • Question 14
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    True or False: Slavery was allowed in the Northwest Ordinance.

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  • Question 15
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    What was the name Congress gave to the lands that were won from the British after the Revolution?

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    Northwest Territory

    Indian Territory

    Ohio River Valley

    Black Swamp

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