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Which of these was one of the few successes of the United States Government under the Articles of Confederation?
a well armed and well trained military force
financial and military assistance from France
substantial industrial production of armaments
settling conflicts associated with the settlement of western lands
The Articles of Confederation represented the Americans' distrust of
any governing authority.
a strong central government
Shays' Rebellion was significant because it
shifted the balance of power from free states to the slave states.
demonstrated the opposition of the Anti-Federalists to the Constitution.
provided the background to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775.
demonstrated the weaknesses of the government under the Articles of Confederation
Which best explains a major dissatisfaction of the merchant class with the Articles of Confederation?
Suffrage was limited o the landed gentry.
There was no provision for a standardized national
The power of Congress to levy and collect taxes was unlimited.
It caused European nations to enact trade barriers against the United States.
One of the most important legacies of the Northwest Ordinance was that it prevented the expansion of ________________ north of the Ohio River in the new territories.
Which of these can be considered a success of the American government under the Articles of Confederation?
Congress did not have
the power to regulate interstate or foreign trade.
Congress was denied any powers of taxation, it could only request money from the states.
Passage of the Land Ordinance of 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance provided a systematic process for adding new states into the Union.
Even after the Revolution was over, the American military was too weak to force British troops out of their forts on the Western frontier.
The person most known for contributing to the final form of the Constitution was
Those who supported adoption of the Constitution were called
The Virginia Plan would have granted more power to
states with small population.
states with large population.
The Founding Fathers gained support for the Constitution by promising that
all free males would be able to vote.
the President would be from the South.
a Bill of Rights would be established.
citizens would not be required to pay taxes.
One of the major conflicts between northern and southern states in the writing of the new Constitution centered on
who would be allowed to vote.
how best to choose the President
how to count slaves in the census.
the western boundary of the United States
Why did the Anti-Federalists push for the addition of a Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution?
there was a precedent set for doing so in Great Britain's Constitution
they believed the government needed protection from possible uprisings
they believed the people's liberties needed
protection from the government
there was already a
requirement to do so, but the Federalists were ignoring it