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Experiments in Government - Quiz

QuestionAnswer
What sort of problems did the nation face under the Articles of Confederation? Congress could not settle disputes between the states, foreign countries did not respect our nation, congress could not tax
Who ruled the national government of the U.S. during the Revoluntionary War? 2nd Continental Congress
the Articles of Confederation can be best described as: a weak alliance or league of states
the creators of the Articles of Confederation: did not want a national executive who had the power to enforce laws
the New Jersey Plan of government favored: small states
the argument at the convention between large and small states was solved by the: great compromise
the word which means 'two houses' is: bicameral
the president of the Constitutional Convention was: George Washington
the Great Compromise: created the Senate and the House of Representatives
which state did not send representatives to the convention? Rhode Island
under the Articles of Confederation, Congress could: admit new states
when they originally met in 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention were sent to: revise the Articles of Confederation
Small states objected to the Virginia Plan because they: feared that the large states would out vote them
according to the Virginia Plan: a bicameral legislature would exist, representation would be based on state population, and the government would be divided into 3 branches
Where did the Constitutional Convention take place? Philadelphia
Delegates to the convention decided to keep their talks secret because: they wanted to explore every issue without outside pressure
The First constitution for the United States was called the: Articles of Confederation
Who is the Father of the U.S. Constitution? James Madison
The Great Compromise had to do with: representation
The primary author of the Articles of Confederation was: John Dickinson
The disagreement over how to count slaves between the free and slave states was settled by the: Three-Fifths Compromise
What part of the Great Compromise did both large and small states agree on? dividing the nation into three branches
how many delegates attended the Constitutional Convention? 55
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress organized the Ohio River Valley by passing the: Northwest Ordiance of 1787
Under the Articles of Confederation. which two branches of government did NOT exist? executive and judicial
Created by: cmiller621