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Which of the following arguements would South Carolina's delegates make to the Constitutional Convention?
Representation should be based on population
The Federal Government should provide incentives for states to switch from agriculture to industry.
Representation should be based on equality
Slavery should be abolished.
Which group supported the ratification of the US Constitution because it gave the Federal Government the power to tax and pass laws
According to the US Constitution, the President is directly elected by the people (The person with the most votes wins).
The purpose of the Annapolis Convention was to
write a new Constitution
revise the Articles of Confederation
create an income tax
create a standing army
Under the Articles of Confederation, the Federal Government could
Declare War, Make Treaties, and maintain diplomatic relations with foreign nations
Declare War, Levy Taxes, and Pass Laws
Pass Laws and Levy Taxes
Make Peace Treaties and Declare War
Why did AntiFederalists oppose the new US Constitution?
They believed that it was too soon after the American Revolution to worry about government.
They feared that the Federal Government would obtain too much power
They did not want to abandon the Articles of Confederation
They feared that the Constitution gave the states too much power
The Great Compromise provided for a:
A Senate based on population and each state getting two Representatives
House of Representatives based on population and each state getting two Senators
Gradual abolition of slavery in the Southern states
Senate and a House of Representatives based on population
Which of the following was the plan that was put into practice for our US Constitution?
The New Jersey Plan
The Charleston Plan
The Philadelphia Plan
The Virginia Plan
After the American Revolution, South Carolina had the largest war debt of any of the states.
What was the major weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
It continued to give the King of England power.
It put all of the power in the hands of one man
It did not give the Federal Government power to tax and make laws.
It gave the Federal Government too much power.
Which of the following established new states in the Northwest on the premise that there would be no slavery?
Northwest Ordinance of 1785
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
The Constitutional Convention of 1787 that gave us our current Constitution was held at
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