The new state constitutions set up during the American Revolution:
D) called for annual elections of the legislature.
The new state constitutions expanded male suffrage dramatically, but did not grant universal manhood suffrage.
The Articles of Confederation set up a national government in the United States that could best be described as:
The Articles of Confederation instituted a national legislature but no monarch.
Maryland refused to ratify the Articles of Confederation:
A) until all states had given up their claims to lands in the West.
Maryland refused to ratify the Articles of Confederation until the landed states ceded their claims to western lands.
The Northwest Ordinance provided all of the following EXCEPT:
A) honoring the rights of Indian tribes.
The Northwest Ordinance did support public education.
In the decades immediately after the American Revolution:
A) the importation of African slaves was outlawed.
Between 1776 and 1789, most states outlawed the importation of slaves.
In the years right after the American Revolution:
B) state legislatures became battlegrounds of competing economic factions.
Congress had no power to regulate the economy after the Revolution.
Beyond winning independence, perhaps the most significant change brought about by the American Revolution was the:
D) growing power of democratic ideas.
Most women remained in the home after the Revolution, although they occasionally got to express their political opinions.
"Republican motherhood" referred to:
B) the role of women in the home to raise their children as informed and self-reliant citizens.
Republican motherhood promoted education for women so that they could raise the informed and self-reliant citizens a republic required.
Shays' Rebellion demonstrated that:
D) the government was failing to protect property rights.
Shays' Rebllion did not occur in a seaport and was not led by unemployed laborers.
Which of the following was NOT part of James Madison's "Virginia Plan"?
D) a bicameral Congress with representation based on a state's population for the lower house, and two votes per state in the Senate.
The Virginia Plan provided for an executive elected by Congress.
D) criticized the framers of the Constitution for failing to include a national bill of rights.
The Anti-Federalists feared the new national government would be too powerful.
In his famous tenth essay in "The Federalist Papers," James Madison:
B) explained that the vast size of the U.S. would actually make it more likely to sustain a republic since no one faction could dominate.
The 10th Federalist Paper did not criticize the Constitution.