The competition with the French, the drive for settlement beyond the Appalachians, and struggles with the British.
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1. The terms of the Peace of Paris were incredibly generous to the Americans because
A. the Americans had soundly defeated the British and driven out all of its troops after Yorktown.
B. the British feared losing their Latin American colonies to Spain.
C. the British were trying to persuade the Americans not to punish Loyalists who remained in America.
D. the British were trying to anger the French Canadians, who still felt loyalty to France.
E. England was trying to convince the Americans to abandon their alliance with France.
2. During our first 25 years as a nation, one of the major problems facing America was
A. the rivalry between France and Great Britain.
B. the lack of good political leadership.
C. the continued fighting between the US and the Armed Neutrality League.
D. Indian affairs.
E. separation of church and state
3. Opposition by Jefferson and Madison to Hamilton’s financial plan resulted in
A. the formation of permanent political parties.
B. Hamilton’s dismissal from the cabinet.
C. political issues becoming out of touch with the wishes of the people.
D. the rejection of Hamilton’s plan by Washington.
E. their dismissal from the cabinet by Washington.
4. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about when the 2nd Continental Congress convened?
A. delegates attended from all thirteen colonies.
B. the strongest sentiment was for declaring independence from England.
C. it adopted measures to raise money and create an army and navy.
D. it drafted new written appeals to the king.
E. the conservatives remained a strong force.
5. The purpose of the Bill of Rights was
A. to limit the power of the states against individuals.
B. to protect the rights of the states against the federal government.
C. to weaken the central government.
D. to persuade Federalists to support the Constitution.
E. to protect the rights of individuals against the federal government.
6. A major strength of the Articles of Confederation was its
A. control over interstate commerce. D. ability to coin money.
B. strong judicial branch. E. strong executive branch.
C. presentation of the ideal of a unified nation.
7. Congress’ most successful and effective method of financing the War for Independence was
A. printing large amounts of paper money.
B. obtaining grants and loans from France and the Netherlands.
C. levying heavy direct taxes.
D. issuing paper securities backed by the promise of western land grants.
E. appealing to the states for voluntary contributions.
8. One of George Washington’s major accomplishments as president was
A. keeping the nation out of foreign wars.
B. the signing of Jay’s Treaty.
C. his advice against forming permanent alliances with other nations.
D. persuading the British to stop encourage Indian attacks on the frontier.
E. setting the precedent of serving only two terms.
9. The main purpose of the Alien and Sedition Acts was to
A. capture British and French spies.
B. control the Federalists.
C. silence and punish critics of the Federalists.
D. keep Thomas Jefferson from becoming president.
E. keep the High Federalists from impeaching Adams.
10. Thomas Jefferson favored a political system in which
A. the central government possessed a bulk of the power.
B. cities were the primary focus of political activity.
C. a large standing army ensured the peace.
D. the states retained the majority of the political power.
E. manufacturing interests dominated.
Questions to consider for Blog Quiz 5
Post: Bill of Rights
What was Charles Pinckney’s role in the history of the Bill of Rights?
The Bill of Rights made what group of people the guardians of individual rights against the other branches?
How did privacy end up as a recognized right through the Bill of Rights?
What were the rights Madison proposed that were later rejected?
Which one attempted to limit STATE actions?
Post: Schoolhouse Rock Preamble
Be able to name the six purposes of the Constitution.
Post: I’m just a bill…
What exactly is the proposed law that resulted in Poor Bill?
Where does Bill go first once he gets to Capitol Hill to be reported upon either favorably or unfavorably?
Post: 3 branches of government
To what circus role is the president compared?
Post 4: Excerpt from Federalist #10
What are the main differences between a democracy and a republic, and which one is more desirable, and why?
Post 5- Articles of Confederation
How did the Articles support the concept of states’ rights? Use quotes or examples to support your answer.
Post 6: Weaknesses of the Articles
What were the weaknesses, according to the video?
Post 7: Philosophers
Which philosophers influenced the Constitution, and how?
Post 7: Videos on Articles
Who wrote the Articles?
What specific impact did Shays’ Rebellion have?
Here is the background to the Bill of Rights: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/billofrightsintro.html
Read the whole thing, including the rights that Madison included which were rejected!
Here is an interesting site– the Bill of Rights Institution: http://billofrightsinstitute.org
All together, now! Remember what the six purposes of the Constitution are!
How a bill becomes a law…. Thank you, Schoolhouse Rock!
More awesomeness from Schoolhouse Rock!
Document A http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/topic/history/rev-war-women.html A list of women who helped during the Revolution, from a geneology site.
http://www.americanrevolution.org/nguyen.html A brief history of women in the Revolution
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-revolution/4321 another document- a petition from Loyalists’ families. Make sure you read the side bar on the right for background information that could be useful.
Document C http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1133 scroll down to the part about the Chickasaws in particular
Document D http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/lynch/religious-freedom.html background on the document
http://www.pbs.org/jefferson/enlight/religi.htm on Jefferson’s Statute of Religious Freedom, written in 1777
Document E http://gbl.indiana.edu/ethnohistory/archives/dockett_317/317_36a.html about halfway down you will find the full text of document E and above it you will find some explanation of the circumstances. Once you go to the webpage, just search for the terms “United Indian Nations” to find the link.
Document F http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-34 Many of the names here should be familiar…
http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/maps/northwest/ A map of the actual area…
Document I http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1982 Analysis of the quotation in question
Document J http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/journal_of_the_early_republic/v029/29.3.mcmahon.html This brief paragraph explains the attitude toward women’s education at the time.
http://occawlonline.pearsoned.com/bookbind/pubbooks/divine5e/medialib/timeline/docs/divdocs09.html The fourth document from the top is this address in its entirety plus a brief explanation of the school.
And this is a pretty funny exchange between John and Abigail Adams: http://occawlonline.pearsoned.com/bookbind/pubbooks/divine5e/medialib/timeline/docs/sources/theme_primarysources_Women_2.html
A little background: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/articles.html
The actual Articles, from the Avalon Project at Yale: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/artconf.asp