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Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Birth of the U.S. Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Whiskey Rebellion was

Question 2 2. Democratic-Republicans were in favor of all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 4 4. 'The Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of U.S. citizens as much, or more, than the citizens any other country. It does this in a way that had never been done before. The Bill of Rights is also important because {Blank}'

Question 5 5. The Antifederalists

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Question 6 6. How were the Alien and Sedition Acts viewed by the citizens of the United States?

Question 7 7. The leader of the U.S. forces at The Battle of Fallen Timbers was

Question 8 8. In the military action to put down the Whiskey Rebellion, the U.S. Forces were lead by

Question 9 9. A tariff is a:

Question 10 10. Which amendment guarantees the right of trial by jury in civil cases?

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Question 11 11. Why was the Jay Treaty of 1795 hugely unpopular with the American public?

Question 12 12. Which treaty thwarted war between America and England in 1794?

Question 13 13. The Great Compromise _____.

Question 14 14. The police have raided your house, but they do not have a warrant or the legal authority to do so. Why is this prohibited by the fourth amendment?

Question 15 15. How did most states determine how to rule themselves according to the idea that the people are the highest authority (popular sovereignty) when drafting their state constitutions?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

Question 17 17. The Alien and Sedition Acts

Question 18 18. Alexander Hamilton was the leader of the _____ party and Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the _____ party.

Question 19 19. The Second Amendment guarantees which of the following?

Question 20 20. The Pennsylvania constitution was drafted to eliminate the governor and formed a unicameral government for all of the following reasons EXCEPT?

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Question 21 21. What did Shays' Rebellion reveal about the federal government?

Question 22 22. How did the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan differ?

Question 23 23. The Articles of Confederation established a central government that was too weak. Which of the following describes the effect of a weak central government?

Question 24 24. How did the Northwest Ordinance affect the treatment of Native Americans?

Question 25 25. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

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Question 26 26. Wayne's Strategy in the Battle of Fallen Timbers was to

Question 27 27. What happened in the XYZ Affair?

Question 28 28. How many terms did President Washington serve?

Question 29 29. The Eighth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

Question 30 30. Shays' Rebellion was the only armed rebellion in the new nation.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Birth of the U.S. Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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