Video Worksheet: The New Nation: 1776-1815
Birth of a New Government
___1) What was the term given to the radical new ideas of equality and government by the people?
___2) After the Revolution, on what did everyone in America agree that government should be based?
___3) Which state developed a two house legislature and an executive branch
headed by a governor?
___4) Which state developed a single-house legislature where the lower classes of society could argue with rich planters and landowners?
___5) Which state gave some free blacks and women the right to vote?
To Be A Republican
___6) Which law guaranteed that lands west of the Appalachians could join the American Union as a state?
___7) Which element of society found that it had a new role in teaching the children the values of the new republic?
___8) Name the first territory to outlaw slavery in 1777?
___9) In which American city were the first black churches established?
___10) Who was America's greatest trading partner, lost after America won the Revolutionary War?
___11) What two economic factors forced many Massachusetts farmers deep into debt?
___12) What was the goal of the band of men led by Daniel Shays in the winter of 1787?
The Constitutional Convention
___13) Who was convinced a whole new plan of government was needed and wrote a constitution before coming to the convention?
___14) What was the name of the plan given to the proposal for a strong central government that could tax the people and that was centered around a two house legislature with representation based on population?
___15) Which plan called for a Congress with a one-state one-vote system, allowing each state to have equal representation?
___16) What was the other name given to the Great Compromise, where each house of Congress had its own way of sending delegates, one by population and the other equally?
Am I Not A Man and A Brother?/We The People
___17) How many years did the new constitution allow the slave trade to exist after the writing of the constitution?
___18) At what fraction were blacks counted as for both representation and taxation?
___19) How many states had to agree or ratify the new federal constitution for it to go into effect?
___20) What was the name given to the series of articles written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay?
___21) Which group argued that the principles of the American revolution were violated by a constitution that created a form of government that was more like a monarchy?
___22) Which state ratified the Constitution in a hard fought political battle, winning the final vote by only 3 votes?
The Promise of Freedom/Hercules In the Cradle
___23) What is the name given to the first ten amendments, passed and ratified all at once in 1787?
___24) What was the 10th amendment designed to protect?
___25) What promise does the government make to the people as the purpose of the Bill of Rights?
___26) What position was held by Alexander Hamilton, who believed the Federal government had the responsibility to take on the states' debt?
___27) What was the name given to the uprising that made up the first challenge to the new federal government's rule?
Liberty, Fraternity, Equality/The Many or the Few?
___28) Which group favored England and feared rule by the Common People?
___29) Which group was led by Thomas Jefferson, supporting the idea that "the government that governs best governs least?"
___30) Name the two laws passed by the Federalists to restrain their
political enemies, especially Jefferson's party?
The Revolution of 1800/The Marshall Court
___31) Who won the election of 1800?
___32) Who came to power in France as the French Republic and the French Revolution failed?
___33) Who established judicial review and elevated the Supreme Court to an equal third branch of government?
|Birth of a New Government
A) Consent of the People
D) New Jersey
|To Be A Republican
H) The Northwest Ordinance
J) Tight money and rising taxes
|The Constitutional Convention
M) James Madison
|Am I Not A Man and A Brother?/
We The People
Q) Three- fifths
|The Promise of Freedom/Hercules In the
W) The Bill of Rights
|Liberty, Fraternity, Equality/The Many or
BB) The Federalists
|The Revolution of 1800/The Marshall Court
EE) The Democratic-Republicans
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