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1.

One weakness of the Articles of Confederation was that the federal government

 

(A)

could not wage war

 

(B)

did not know how to budget

 

(C)

could not enforce national laws

 

(D)

had too much power

  

2.

One reason the Constitutional Convention was called was to

 

(A)

put down Shays's Rebellion

 

(B)

ban slavery

 

(C)

create national trade laws

 

(D)

divide the Northwest Territory

  

3.

In drafting the Constitution, larger and smaller states argued over

 

(A)

representation in the legislature

 

(B)

imports and exports

 

(C)

the power of the president

 

(D)

having three branches of government

  

4.

Fears that the senate would become an aristocracy, and the president a king, worried the

 

(A)

Federalists

 

(B)

Antifederalists

 

(C)

Founding Fathers

 

(D)

Confederation Congress

  

5.

For many states, ratifying the Constitution hinged on adding

 

(A)

The Federalist papers

 

(B)

a ban on slavery

 

(C)

the three-fifths compromise

 

(D)

a bill of rights

  
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