Hist

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  1. The new state constitutions set up during the American Revolution:

    A)gave each state's governor veto power over legislation, and the opportunity for wide patronage in making office appointments.
    B)granted universal suffrage to all adult males, removing all property requirements.
    C)showed a distrust for the "civic virtue" of citizens.
    D)called for annual elections of the legislature.
    D)called for annual elections of the legislature.

    The new state constitutions expanded male suffrage dramatically, but did not grant universal manhood suffrage.
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  2. The Articles of Confederation set up a national government in the United States that could best be described as:

    A)weak.
    B)powerful.
    C)monarchical.
    D)unofficial.
    A)weak.

    The Articles of Confederation instituted a national legislature but no monarch.
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  3. Maryland refused to ratify the Articles of Confederation:

    A)until all states had given up their claims to lands in the West.
    B)until a clause protecting religious freedom was specifically added.
    C)out of fear that it granted the new national government too much power.
    D)unless the nation's capital was moved to Washington, D.C.
    A)until all states had given up their claims to lands in the West.

    Maryland refused to ratify the Articles of Confederation until the landed states ceded their claims to western lands.
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  4. The Northwest Ordinance provided all of the following EXCEPT:

    A)honoring the rights of Indian tribes.
    B)support for public education.
    C)outlawing slavery in the Northwest Territory.
    D)new states admitted to the union as equal partners of the original states.
    A)honoring the rights of Indian tribes.

    The Northwest Ordinance did support public education.
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  5. In the decades immediately after the American Revolution:

    A)Northern states began to abolish slavery.
    B)the importation of African slaves was outlawed.
    C)Upper South states such as Virginia and Maryland made it more difficult for owners to free their slaves.
    D)the Confederation Congress outlawed slavery in all the Northern states.
    B)the importation of African slaves was outlawed.

    Between 1776 and 1789, most states outlawed the importation of slaves.
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  6. In the years right after the American Revolution:

    A)a relatively stable economy prevailed.
    B)merchants and creditors in most states favored the printing of more paper money to stimulate economic demand.
    C)state legislatures became battlegrounds of competing economic factions.
    D)postwar inflation was ended by regulation of the economy.
    C)state legislatures became battlegrounds of competing economic factions.

    Congress had no power to regulate the economy after the Revolution.
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  7. Beyond winning independence, perhaps the most significant change brought about by the American Revolution was the:

    A)the growing acceptance of an aristocratic elite.
    B)election of women to major political offices.
    C)dramatic redistribution of wealth.
    D)growing power of democratic ideas.
    D)growing power of democratic ideas.

    Most women remained in the home after the Revolution, although they occasionally got to express their political opinions.
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  8. "Republican motherhood" referred to:

    A)the role of women in the home to raise their children as informed and self-reliant citizens.
    B)the equality of women in parenting and in a marriage.
    C)a growing number of women elected to public office.
    D)leaders in the movement to grant women the right to vote.
    A)the role of women in the home to raise their children as informed and self-reliant citizens.

    Republican motherhood promoted education for women so that they could raise the informed and self-reliant citizens a republic required.
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  9. Shays' Rebellion demonstrated that:

    A)the U.S. Constitution could not prevent Americans from resorting to violence to achieve their ends.
    B)revolts by unemployed laborers in seaport cities were threatening to destroy the United States from within.
    C)the government was failing to protect property rights.
    D)disagreements between states were becoming more violent.
    C)the government was failing to protect property rights.

    Shays' Rebllion did not occur in a seaport and was not led by unemployed laborers.
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  10. Which of the following was NOT part of James Madison's "Virginia Plan"?

    A)a more powerful central government.
    B)an independent federal judiciary as the third branch of government.
    C)a bicameral Congress with representation based on a state's population for the lower house, and two votes per state in the Senate.
    D)an executive who would be chosen by Congress.
    C)a bicameral Congress with representation based on a state's population for the lower house, and two votes per state in the Senate.

    The Virginia Plan provided for an executive elected by Congress.
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  11. Anti-Federalists:

    A)published "The Federalist Papers" to expose the class bias of those who had written the U.S. Constitution.
    B)opposed the ratification of the Constitution because of its silence on the issue of slavery.
    C)criticized the framers of the Constitution for failing to include a national bill of rights.
    D)warned that the central government proposed under the new Constitution would be weak and ineffective.
    C)criticized the framers of the Constitution for failing to include a national bill of rights.

    The Anti-Federalists feared the new national government would be too powerful.
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  12. In his famous tenth essay in "The Federalist Papers," James Madison:

    A)outlined the debate over ratifying the Constitution for historical reference, but refused to take sides personally.
    B)defended the Constitution's acceptance of slavery, arguing that the "peculiar institution" would eventually die out.
    C)explained that the vast size of the U.S. would actually make it more likely to sustain a republic since no one faction could dominate.
    D)criticized the very Constitution he had helped to create.
    C)explained that the vast size of the U.S. would actually make it more likely to sustain a republic since no one faction could dominate.

    The 10th Federalist Paper did not criticize the Constitution.
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