Elementary/Middle Division Theme - Round 1. 2013-2014 Local Tournament Questions. America’s Fight for Independence From Confederation to Republic 1777-1791 Round One - From a Shaky Start to……. . TWO POINT QUESTIONS.
2013-2014 Local Tournament Questions
America’s Fight for Independence
From Confederation to Republic 1777-1791
Round One - From a Shaky Start to…….
1. The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 original states. It established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and acted as its first constitution. The first draft of the Articles of Confederation was based on Benjamin Franklin’s ideas, but actually penned by:
A. Abraham Baldwin
B. George Washington
C. Alexander Hamilton
D. John Dickinson
A. Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington
B. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin
C. Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia
D. Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina
A. Samuel Adams
B. Daniel Shay
C. George Mason
D. John Hancock
7. The Land Ordinance was made possible because, in 1780, a number of the original 13 states began to give up their claims to land between the Mississippi River and the:
A. Appalachian Mountains
B. Allegheny Mountains
C. Smoky Mountains
D. Pocono Mountains
A. Allegheny River
B. Ohio River
A. Northwest Ordinance
B. Annapolis Convention
C. Bill of Rights
D. Land Ordinance of 1785
A. Jury System
B. Federal Bureau of Investigation
C. Police Force
D. Federal Court System
A. Elect its own president
B. Ban interstate travel
C. Issue its own paper money
D. Withdraw from the Confederation
A. The power to declare war
B. The power to tax citizens’ incomes
C. The power to negotiate commercial and diplomatic agreements with foreign countries
D. The power to resolve boundary disputes between two states
13. Why did the ratification of the Articles of Confederation process drag on for several years?
A. Some states thought the Articles gave the states too much power.
B. Some states wanted to put a limit on slavery in the Northwest Territory.
C. Some states wanted all states to rescind their land claims in the Ohio River Valley.
D. Some states thought the Articles of Confederation gave the Federal government too much power.
A. Rufus King
B. Roger Sherman
C. Oliver Ellsworth
D. John Paterson
A. South Carolina
A. Philadelphia Convention
B. Constitutional Conference
C. Maryland Meeting
D. Annapolis Convention
A. Freedom Ordinance of 1787
B. Southeastern Ordinance of 1785
C. Territorial Ordinance of 1783
D. Land Ordinance of 1785
A. It lacked a federal court system.
B. There was no separate executive branch.
C. Only 7 states had to agree to pass any laws.
D. Members of the Confederation Congress could not be compelled to attend congressional sessions, so they often lacked enough delegates to work.