Creating a Constitution, 1781–1789
Achievements of the Confederation Congress include __________.
a strong central government
All of the following prevented the Confederation Congress from achieving a settlement with Britain EXCEPT __________.
its inability to raise taxes
its inability to regulate trade
its inability to enforce British debt collection agreed to in the peace treaty
its inability to devise a system for settling the West
Shays’s Rebellion erupted in Massachusetts when __________.
cash-strapped farmers united against farm foreclosures
the state required its citizens to repay their debts owed to Britain
the British refused to evacuate frontier posts
the state passed a law that forced people to accept paper money at its stated value
Who was the primary author of the Virginia Plan?
At the Constitutional Convention, what was the MAIN issue that sparked debate between large states and small states?
the slave trade
__________ settled how enslaved people would be counted for states’ representation.
The Connecticut Compromise
The Three-Fifths Compromise
The Great Compromise
The Virginia Plan
Under the new Constitution, Congress had the power to __________.
nominate federal judges
remove federal judges from the judiciary at will
serve as commander in chief of the armed forces
impeach and then remove the president
What was the MAIN reason that Antifederalists opposed ratification of the new Constitution?
They believed that the Constitution would interfere with trade.
They saw no need for a national government.
They did not want the national government to issue currency.
They believed that the Constitution diminished states’ rights.
a collection of essays that explained the new Constitution
a newspaper that warned against Antifederalists
a plan proposed by the Virginia delegation at the Constitutional Convention
a pamphlet written by Patrick Henry that pointed out flaws in the new Constitution
What convinced Massachusetts to vote for ratification?
George Washington’s willingness to become the government’s first president
the promise to add a bill of rights and an amendment enhancing states’ powers
the decisions of Virginia and New Hampshire to ratify the Constitution
its unwillingness to be the last state to vote for ratification
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