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A union of independent, sovereign states whose central government is charged with defense

A union of independent, sovereign states whose central government is charged with defense and foreign affairs, but where the primary power rests with the individual states is known as a(n):

a.commonwealth.

b.confederation.

c.tetrarchy.

d.protectorate.

e.autocracy.

 

22.Hill Valley is a union of 25 self-reliant states. The central government has the power to declare wars. It also has the responsibility to manage trade between Hill Valley and its neighboring countries. The primary power, especially with regard to domestic politics, rests with the individual states. . Hill Valley is an example of a(n):

a.confederation.

b.autocracy.

c.commonwealth.

d.protectorate.

e.tetrarchy.

 

23.Which of the following statements regarding the structure and power of government under the Articles of Confederation is true?

a.The delegates to the Confederation Congress were appointed by state legislatures.

b.Passage of legislation required at least sixteen of the twenty-six votes.

c.Each state had two votes in Congress.

d.A state was not bound to cast votes in accordance with the votes of the majority of its delegates.

e.The national government consisted of a two-house legislature.

 

24.The Articles of Confederation:

a.gave the national government a permanent home.

b.failed to give Congress the power to regulate commerce among states.

c.created a national government that had a legislative, executive, and judicial branch.

d.gave the new nation a common currency.

e.gave Congress the power to tax.

 

25. The _____ Rebellion was an armed rebellion by farmers in Massachusetts who, facing foreclosure, tried using force to shut down courthouses where the foreclosures were issued.

a.Dorr’s

b.Fries’

c.Shays’

d.Bacon’s

e.Cary’s

 

26.The _____ Plan was a plan, favored by large states, to replace the Articles of Confederation and create a strong national government consisting of three branches.

a.Alaska

b.California

c.Delaware

d.Virginia

e.New Jersey

 

27.The _____ Plan called for replacing the one-state/one-vote system used under the Articles of Confederation with proportional voting power in the legislature.

a.New Jersey

b.Delaware

c.California

d.Alaska

e.Virginia

 

28.According to the Virginia Plan, which of the following bodies was to consist of representatives elected directly by the people, with proportional voting power?

a.Council of Revision

b.House 1

c.House 2

d.Executive branch

e.Judicial branch

 

29.According to the Virginia Plan, the Council of Revision was to consist of:

a.members of the Executive and Judicial branches who were to review every act of the legislature before it became a law.

b.one or more tribunals plus inferior courts, with judges appointed for life by the Legislative branch.

c.unspecified number of members who were to enforce the laws.

d.representatives selected by the state legislatures, with proportional voting power.

e.representatives elected directly by the people, with proportional voting power.

 

30.The _____ Plan was a plan, favored by small states, to amend the Articles of Confederation.

a.California

b.Delaware

c.New Jersey

d.Virginia

e.Alaska

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