Chapter 7: Creating Republican Governments, 1776–1790

Review Questions

1. To what form of government did the American revolutionaries turn after the war for independence?

  1. republicanism
  2. monarchy
  3. democracy
  4. oligarchy
2. Which of the following was not one of Franklin’s thirteen virtues?

  1. sincerity
  2. temperance
  3. mercy
  4. tranquility
3. What defined republicanism as a social philosophy?
4. Which of the following figures did not actively challenge the status of women in the early American republic?

  1. Abigail Adams
  2. Phillis Wheatley
  3. Mercy Otis Warren
  4. Judith Sargent Murray
5. Which state had the clearest separation of church and state?

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Virginia
  4. New York
6. How would you characterize Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on race and slavery?
7. Which of the following states had the most democratic constitution in the 1780s?

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. Massachusetts
  3. South Carolina
  4. Maryland
8. Under the Articles of Confederation, what power did the national Confederation Congress have?

  1. the power to tax
  2. the power to enforce foreign treaties
  3. the power to enforce commercial trade agreements
  4. the power to create land ordinances
9. What were the primary causes of Shays’ Rebellion?
10. Which plan resolved the issue of representation for the U.S. Constitution?

  1. the Rhode Island Agreement
  2. the New Jersey Plan
  3. the Connecticut Compromise
  4. the Virginia Plan
11. How was the U.S. Constitution ratified?

  1. by each state at special ratifying conventions
  2. at the Constitutional Convention of 1787
  3. at the Confederation Convention
  4. by popular referendum in each state
12. Explain the argument that led to the three-fifths rule and the consequences of that rule.


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