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Workbook #4 - The Formation of a National Government
 
 
Formation of a National Government - Workbook for high school American History. Free to print (PDF file).
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This particular workbook covers the formative years of the American government, including the various state constitutions, the Articles of Confederation, the Louisiana Purchase, the Constitutional Convention, the Bill of Rights, banking policy, Citizen Genet, the War of 1812, the Second Great Awakening, and more. This is 28 pages in length. The answer key is below. Click here to print.
 
 
1  State Constitutions

1. C - 10
2. D - Universal suffrage
3. C - Pennsylvania
4. B - False


2  The Articles of Confederation

1. B - John Dickinson
2. B - False
3. A - Desire to abolish slavery
4. B - False
5. B - Daniel Shays


3  The Problem of Expansion

1. A - 1790
2. B - Maryland
3. C - New York
4. D - Northwest Territory
5. C - Northwest Ordinance
6. B - False
7. B - False
8.  Answers will vary


4  Constitutional Convention

1. B - George Washington
2. A - Alexander Hamilton
3. B - George Washington
4. C - James Madison
5. B - Coin money, declare war, make peace, and regulate commerce


5  Debate and Compromise

1. C - Montesquieu
2. B - False
3. D - Roger Sherman
4. C - Three-Fifths Compromise
5. B - False
6. D - Separation of powers
7. A - Diplomatic
8. A - Checks and balances
9. B - Necessary and proper
10. B - Federal law in any and all cases takes precedence over state law
11. A - Charles Beard
12. A - Enlightenment


6  Ratification and the Bill of Rights

1. September 17, 1787
2. A - True
3. A - True
4. Patrick Henry
5. C - John Adams
6. Bill of Rights
7. First Amendment
8. Fourth Amendment
9. Fifth Amendment
10. Sixth Amendment
11. Eighth Amendment


7  President Washington

1. George Washington
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. Alexander Hamilton
4. A - Cabinet
5. B - Industrial Revolution
6. B - Ohio
7. A - Farewell


8  Hamilton vs. Jefferson

1. Alexander Hamilton
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. A - True
4. Alexander Hamilton
5. A - True
6. Thomas Jefferson
7. C - Implied powers


9  Citizen Genet and Foreign Policy

1. D - Secure sovereignty over all western lands
2. Franco-American Treaty of Alliance
3. Friendly and impartial toward the belligerent powers
4. A - True
5. Withdrawal of British troops from western forts; British agreed to pay damages for seizures of 1793 and 1794
6. Border with Florida and access to New Orleans
7. B - False


10  Adams and Jefferson

1. John Adams
2. Agents of France's Talleyrand refused negotiations until the U.S. would loan France $12,000,000 and bribe French officials
3. Napoleon Bonaparte
4. Changed the requirement for citizenship from 5 to 14 years
5. Gave the president the power to expel or imprison aliens in time of war
6. A - True
7. Idea that states could interpose their views on federal actions and nullify them
8. Thomas Jefferson
9. Albert Gallatin


11  Louisiana and Britain

1. Louisiana Purchase
2. Forbade all foreign commerce
3. Permitted commerce with all countries except Britain or France and their dependencies
4. James Madison
5. June 18, 1812


12  The War of 1812

1. B - False
2. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
3. General William Henry Harrison
4. Commodore Thomas Macdonough
5. Provided for the cessation of hostilities, the restoration of conquests, and a commission to settle boundary disputes
6. General Andrew Jackson


13  The Second Great Awakening

1. D - Secularism
2. C - Scientific research
3. A - American Bible Society
4. A - Charles Grandison Finney
5. A - Baptist
 
 
 
 
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