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  1. Declaration of Independence & Articles of Confederation

  2. Which of the following is not a significance of the Declaration of Independence? • Declared independence from Great Britain • Stated grievances against the king • Declared man has unalienable rights • Declared the government can not raise taxes

  3. What is the main reason why the Articles of Confederation had major powers residing with the states? • Colonies were unsure how to create a government • To avoid future wars • To avoid a strong central leader, like a king • To this day it is still a mystery

  4. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness can be defined as… • grievances • unalienable rights • a confederation • 1st amendment freedoms

  5. Which of the following is not a significance of the Articles of Confederation? • A strong central government was created • It created the first national government • It led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution • Gave states most of the power

  6. The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States. True False

  7. High taxes, unfair trials and no representation in their government were all… Unalienable rights Grievances of the colonists Grievances of King George All of the above

  8. Which branch of government did the Articles of Confederation have? Branches of Government Executive Branch Enforces laws Legislative Branch Makes laws Judicial Branch Interprets laws Executive branch Legislative branch Judicial branch Ha, ha, nice try, none of the above

  9. Under the Articles of Confederation the government could not collect taxes or enforce laws because there was no… Executive branch Legislative branch Judicial branch Political party

  10. What does the momma broom say to the baby broom at night? Time to go to sweep.