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Crash Course US History #8:


The Constitution, the Articles and Federalism
1. What was the original government created by the Continental Congress?
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2. How long did the Articles of Confederation last as a government? _________________________________
3. The only powers that were given to Congress ensured that the United States could go to war with what
country?

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4. They could make money but they could not collect what? _________________________________________
5. Though it could be changed through a unanimous vote, how many amendments were made to the Articles of
Confederation? __________________________________________________________________________
6. What was OHIO called before it was OHIO? ___________________________________________________
7. What is the solid or main reason that the Articles were a failure? ____________________________________
8. What was the name of the event in which farmers rose up in Massachusetts and closed the courts over farm
foreclosures? ___________________________________________________________________________
9. Who was a fan of Shays Rebellion? _________________________________________________________
10. Who was in favor of the president serving a life term? __________________________________________
11. The first conflict that arose at this new writing of the Constitution was between states that big or small what?
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12. Choosing neither the Virginia Plan nor the New Jersey plan instead something in the middle was made called
what? ________________________________________________________________________________

13. The population debate led to what plan to count slaves, but as only a fraction of people to be totally racist in
that special way that our founding fathers were good at calling for freedom but not for slaves?
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14. To avoid the dominance of any one part of the government, how many branches made up the new federal
government? ____________________________________________________________________________
15. The Electoral College can put a president in office that the people did not directly put in there, which person
is shown as the first example? ______________________________________________________________
16. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison contributed to the collection of essays called what?
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17. Who was the author of the MYSTERY DOCUMENT? ___________________________________________
18. How did Alexander Hamilton die? ____________________________________________________________
19. The Anti-Federalists were against having a strong government dominated by what group?
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