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US Civilisation

quiz Session 4

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When were the Articles of Confederation written?

1763

1788

1777

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How was the US legislative power organised between 1777 and 1788?

2 chambers representing the people of the United States

One chamber representing the States

One chamber representing the people of the United States

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When did the US government decide to change the Articles of Confederation?

1777

1790

1787

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Which plan to change the US Constitution would have put in place a bi-cameral legislature with a representation proportional to the US population in both houses?

The Connecticut Compromise

The New Jersey Plan

The Virginia Plan

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Which plan was finally adopted for drafting the US Constitution in 1787?

The Connecticut Compromise

The New Jersey Plan

The Virginia Plan

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What is the Three-Fifths Compromise?

The Senate will represent three-fifths of the thirteen states.

Slaves will be counted as three-fifths of a person in the counting of the US population.

Three-fifths of the delegates at the Continental Congress will be given more power.

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What was the name given to the two diverging groups in the drafting of the US Consitution?

The Democrats and the Republicans

The Consitutionalists and the Anti-Constitutionalists

The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists

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What was the main reason for the Anti-Federalists to refuse to ratify the new US Consitution?

It did not give women the right to vote.

Too much power was given to the States governments.

There was no bill of rights.

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Which form of government did Montesquieu, Hobbes and Locke advocate in their philosophical works which inspired the new American Constitution?

A one-house legislative power

The right to vote given to all Americans

The separation of powers

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What is the name given to the US government system in which each form of power can control each other?

Power-against-power system

Absolute Monarchist system

Check-and-balance system

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