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Glossary of ABeka History 11 - Chapter 7 - Section Reviews

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(1.0, p. 125) Which two states did not draw up new state constitutions?
Rhode Island and Connecticut
(1.0, p. 125) Which state set an important precedent by submitting a proposed state constitution to her people for ratification before that constitution was adopted?
Massachusetts
(1.0, p. 125) What legal provision first bound the thirteen colonies together as one nation?
Articles of Confederation
(1.0, p. 125) List the three main weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
(1) At least nine states had to approve a measure before it could be passed by Congress, and all 13 states had to approve for the articles to be amended; (2) the central government had no executive or judicial branches; (3) Congress lacked the power to tax and to perform other essential duties.
(1.0, p. 125) What ordinance provided for the entire Northwest Territory to be surveyed and divided into townships?
Land Ordinance of 1785
(1.0, p. 125) What ordinance provided for the gradual development of self-government in the Northwest Territory?
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
(1.0, p. 125) Who led an army of farmers and debtors in rebellion in western Massachusetts?
Daniel Shays
(1.0, p. 125) Why might the early years of American government under the Articles of Confederation be called the "Critical Period"? Give the dates for this period.
The nation desperately needed a stronger national government, because the nation seemed well on its way to political and economic disaster under the Articles of Confederation. The dates for the "Critical Period" were 1781-1789.
(2.0, p. 132) Who Who is known as the "Father of the Constitution"?
James Madison
(2.0, p. 132) Who presided over the Constitutional Convention? Give the year for this event.
George Washington; 1787
(2.0, p. 132) Name the plan of government proposed by Edmund Randolph.
Virginia Plan
(2.0, p. 132) Name the plan of government proposed by William Paterson.
New Jersey Plan
(2.0, p. 132) What compromise established two houses in the national government?
Connecticut Compromise or Great Compromise
(2.0, p. 132) Name the measure that empowered Congress to regulate commerce with certain limitations.
Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise
(2.0, p. 132) Give the name for those who wanted the new Constitution adopted.
Federalists
(2.0, p. 132) Give the name for those who opposed the new Constitution.
Anti-Federalists
(2.0, p. 132) What state was the first to ratify the Constitution?
Delaware
(2.0, p. 132) Who became the first President of the United States?
George Washington
(3.0, p. 134) What document serves as the highest law in the United States?
Constitution
(3.0, p. 134) What is another name for the "necessary and proper" clause?
elastic clause
(3.0, p. 134) What is the name given to the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
Bill of Rights
(3.0, p. 134) Name the three distinct branches of government established by the Constitution.
legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch
(4.0, p. 141) What two colonies had the closest connection between church and state?
Massachusetts and Connecticut
(4.0, p. 141) In which colony was the Anglican church most powerful?
Virginia
(4.0, p. 141) Which colony set the outstanding example for religious freedom in early America?
Rhode Island
(4.0, p. 141) Who was the most outspoken and most influential figure in the long battle for religious freedom in Massachusetts?
Isaac Backus
(4.0, p. 141) Name the largest single religious group to face persecution and legal harassment in colonial America.
Baptists
(4.0, p. 141) Who was the most influential leader of the Virginia Baptists?
John Leland

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