SG09 - Study Guide for Chapter 9 The Confederation and the...

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Study Guide for Chapter 9 The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790 Part I Reviewing the Chapter A. Checklist of Learning Objectives After mastering this chapter, you should be able to 1. Explain how and why the United States replaced the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution. 2. Describe the basic intentions of the Founding Fathers and how they incorporated their principles into the Constitution. 3. Describe the process of ratification of the Constitution. 4. Explain the effects of the Revolution on American society and politics at the state and national levels. 5. Describe the government of the Articles of Confederation and indicate its achievements and failures. 6. Explain the crucial role of Shay’s rebellion in sparking the movement for a new Constitution. 7. Describe the anti-federalists and their social, economic, and political differences with the federalists. B. Glossary To build your social science vocabulary, familiarize your self with the following terms. 1. disestablish To separate an official state church from its connection with the government. 2. Emancipation setting free from servitude or slavery 3. Chattel an article of personal or movable property; hence a term applied to slaves, since they were considered the personal property of their owners. 4. abolitionist favoring the end of slavery 5. ratification The confirmation or validation of an act (such as the constitution) by authoritative approval. 6. bill of rights A list of fundamental freedoms assumed to be central to society. 7. aliens Foreigners; also, persons resident in but not citizens of a country. 8. township in America, a surveyed territory six miles square; the term also refers to a unit of social government, smaller than a country that is often based on these survey units. 9. Territory In American, government an organized political entity not yet enjoying full equal terms of a state. 10. Annex To make a smaller territory or political unit part of a larger one. 11. Requisition a demand for something issued on the basis of public authority. 12. Foreclosure depriving someone of the right to redeem mortgaged property because the legal payments on the loan have not been kept up. 13. Quorum the minimum number of persons who must be present in a group before it can conduct valid business. 14. Anarchy the theory that formal government is unnecessary and wrong in principle; the term is also used generally for lawlessness or anti-governmental disorder. 15. Bicameral, unicameral referring to a legislative body with two houses (bicameral) or one (unicameral). “…representation in both houses of a bicameral congress should be based on population…” 1
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PART II: Checking Your Progress A. True-False Where the statement is true, mark T. where the statement is false, mark F, and correct in the space immediately below. ___ 1.The American Revolution created a substantial though not radical push in the direction of
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