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Gr 4 History Ch 11

Gr 4 History Chapter 11 Checkup

QuestionAnswer
How did most Americans feel about having one strong government over them? They were afraid of it.
What plan of government did the states first form after the War for Independence? The Articles of Confederation
Was the government under the Articles of Confederation weak or strong? weak
What important power did the government lack? the power to tax the people
At what meeting was the decision made to create a brand new government? the Constitutional Convention
In what building was the Constitutional Convention held? Independence Hall
Who was the president of the Convention? George Washington
Who did the most important work at the Convention? James Madison
What new plan of government was formed during the Constitutional Convention? The Constitution of the United States
Who has the power to see that our nation's laws are obeyed? the President
Who has the power to make our country's most important laws? Congress
Name the two houses that make up Congress Senate and House of Representatives
Which house gives equal representation to all states, no matter what size? Senate
In which house do the larger states have more power? House of Representatives
What is the highest court in the land? Supreme Court
What did each state give up when it signed the Constitution? its power to completely govern itself
What was added to the Constitution to insure that certain rights and freedoms could never be taken away from the people? a Bill of Rights
What is a republic? a government run bu representatives of the people
Who was our first President? George Washington
Who was our first Vice President? John Adams
Where was our country's capital when George Washington was President? New York
What do we call the day the new President takes the oath of office? Inauguration Day
How many terms did Washington serve? two
Who was our second President? John Adams
Near what river was the country's new capital built? the Potomac River?
Which states gave land for our country's new capital? Virginia and Maryland
What was the name of the new capital? Washington
What was the land that the new capital was built on called? the District of Columbia
Created by: mbrennan262