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a.Mason Proposalb.Virginia Planc.New Hampshire Pland.New Jersey Plane.Morris Plan2 points QUESTION 121.Shays"s Rebellion was an attempt toa.prevent the state of Massachusetts from foreclosing on the lands of debt-ridden farmers.b.invade New England by royalists from Canada.c.force the British government to rescind the Tea Act.d.overthrow the federal government under the Articles of Confederation.e.bring a Georgian slave revolt to Virginia.2 points QUESTION 131.What did the New Jersey Plan propose for Congress?a.The powers of Congress would check those of state legislatures.b.Representatives to Congress would be appointed by the state legislatures.c.Representation would be apportioned according to population.d.Representation would be proportionate to the share of taxes paid by each state to the federal government.e.Representation would be equal for each state.2 points QUESTION 141.Which of the following statements about the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate is FALSE?
a.The Senate has the power to approve presidential appointments while the House does not.b.The House has the power to originate revenue bills while the Senate does not.c.The Senate has the power to ratify treaties while the House does not.d.The House has the power to overturn a president"s veto while the Senate does not.e.Members of the House have two-year terms while senators have six-year terms.2 points QUESTION 151.Only one-third of the Senate is up for re-election during any single election year because the framers believed thata.the voters should not have to make too many decisions during any single election.b.this was the only way to protect the Senate against radical changes.c.too many elections would be difficult for the states to run.d.this would make members of the Senate more responsive to the preferences of their constituents.e.the state legislatures would conspire with each other to elect a Senate dominated by a single party.2 points QUESTION 161.Compared with the Articles of Confederation, federalism under the Constitution has led toa.increased state autonomy.b.a weaker national military.c.greater centralization of power.d.the establishment of unitary government.e.more local autonomy, at the expense of the states.2 points QUESTION 171.Bicameralism is a constitutional principle that means the division ofa.the powers of the executive branch between two individuals: the president and the vice president.b.the federal court system into two levels: the Supreme Court and the
appellate courts.c.national government into two branches.d.Congress into two chambers.e.the powers of the executive branch between two individuals: the head ofstate and the head of government.2 points QUESTION 181.Why did the delegates at the Philadelphia Convention turn down the idea of including a list of citizens" rights in the Constitution?