A Weak Confederation Flashcards


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What were the Articles of Confederation?
1. a constitution revising Britain’s Parliament

2. a set of rules for governing the colonies

3. a constitution that established the first US government

4. a set of rules for governing the Northwest Territory

3. a constitution that established the first US government

2

Under the Articles of Confederation, it took _________ votes for a law to pass.

nine

3

The Articles of Confederation established
1. a Congress.

2. a President.

3. a House and Senate.

4. a Congress and a Supreme Court.

1. a Congress.

4

As established by the Articles of Confederation, the national government could
1. regulate trade.

2. enforce laws.

3. conduct diplomacy.

4. raise a national army.

3. conduct diplomacy.

5

The Land Ordinance of 1785 first divided land into
1. states.

2. territories.

3. colonies.

4. townships.

4. townships.

6

How did the Pennsylvania Mutiny highlight Congress’s weakness under the Articles of Confederation?
1. Congress was unable to help soldiers who wanted payment for service.

2. Congress was unable to help farmers who had fallen into debt.

3. Congress was unable to stop a civil war in Pennsylvania.

4. Congress was unable to give states their own governments.

1. Congress was unable to help soldiers who wanted payment for service.

7

During the first territorial stage of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Congress
1. established schools.

2. established slavery.

3. appointed governors and judges.

4. set up state legislatures.

3. appointed governors and judges.

8

Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress was unable to fix the economy because it did not have the
1. power to regulate inflation.

2. power to regulate trade.

3. backing of a national legislature.

4. ability to make new states.

2. power to regulate trade.

9

Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress was
1. unable to increase the national debt.

2. able to remove British soldiers from American forts.

3. able to collect taxes from American citizens.

4. unable to deal with threats from foreign powers.

4. unable to deal with threats from foreign powers.

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Under the Articles of Confederation, the federal government was given the power to
1. impose taxes.

2. enforce laws.

3. declare war.

4. regulate trade.

3. declare war.