History Test - November 5, 2015

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When the Second Continental Congress met in 1775there was no well-defined sentiment for independence.
Perhaps the most important single action of the Second Continental Congress was toselect George Washington to head the army.
The Revolutionary War began with fighting in New England; then in 1777-1778,fighting was concentrated in the middle colonies; and the fighting concluded in the Southern colonies.
The colonial army eventually lost the Battle of Bunker Hill becauseits troops were short of gunpowder.
One purpose of the Declaration of Independence was toexplain to the rest of the world why the colonies had revolted.
Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense called forAmerican independence and the creation of a democratic republic.
Thomas Paine argued that all government officials shouldderive their authority from popular consent.
When America became a republic and political power no longer rested with an all-powerful king,individuals needed to sacrifice their own self-interest to the public good.
After the British defeat at Yorktown,the fighting continued for more than a year.
Britain gave America generous terms in the Treaty of Paris becauseBritish leaders were trying to persuade America to abandon its alliance with France.
In 1788, the Federalists promised to add a bill of rights to the Constitutionto persuade state conventions to ratify the Constitution.
The "United States" under the Articles of Confederation was best described asfree and independent states loosely held together by a Confederation Congress.
The principle of Federalism as established by the Constitution provides fordivision of power between state governments and the national government.
The Great Compromise of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 concerned therepresentation of states in Congress.
Which of the following compromises made at the Constitutional Convention was later changed by a constitutional amendment?The Three-Fifths Compromise.
The biggest difference between the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation wasthe constitution gave more power to the federal government.
Which of the following illustrates checks and balances?The Senate must approve an appointment by the President to the Supreme Court.
The powers of Congress were limited by the Constitution becauserepresentatives of the states feared too powerful of a central government.
The Convention of 1787 at Philadelphia was called for the purpose ofrevising the Articles of Confederation.