1. The first country to recognize American independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War was:
1. During the final phase of the American Revolution, General Cornwallis was surrounded and forced to surrender his entire force at:
1. What was a voting reform present within the New Jersey state constitution of 1776?
It did not require property ownership.
It granted some women the opportunity to vote.
It granted universal suffrage to everyone inhabiting the state.
It granted suffrage only to those men who were born in the state.
1. During the Revolutionary War, which of the following was NOT an important American military leader?
1. The “Great Compromise” achieved at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 resulted in each of the following EXCEPT:
establishing that the lower house of Congress would base representation on state population.
establishing the “three-fifths rule.”
establishing that the upper House of Congress would reflect equal representation for each state.
prohibiting slavery within the new country.
1. An effective advocate of the US Constitution and head of the Federalist Party, Alexander Hamilton served in what capacity within Washington’s cabinet?
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of State
Secretary of War
1. In order for northern delegates to obtain support for their “commerce clause,” they agreed to support the desire of southern delegates to:
provide a Bill of Rights to the constitution.
limit the national government’s ability to levy taxes on either imports or exports.
prohibit the federal government’s interference in the slave trade for twenty years.
allow the federal government to regulate foreign trade but prohibit any regulation of interstate trade.
1. Passed in Virginia in 1786, the Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom was counted among the notable achievements of:
1. An increased attention to women’s education the early 1800s was based on the belief that:
women’s suffrage was eminent.
women were intellectually equal to men.
civic virtues should be taught at home by the mother.
women would be full participants in the “American experiment.
1. Despite the obvious significance of Yorktown, most did not expect it to end the war because:
the British retained control of New York.
the French had yet to pledge their support to the American cause.
the Prime Minister, Lord Rockingham, refused to entertain the idea of American independence.
the British inflicted a decisive victory on the Patriots at Yorktown.
1. Compare and contrast the Federalist and Democratic-Republican attitudes toward the national government. Include a clear discussion of the differences their leaders held.
1. What problems did the new nation experience under the Articles of Confederation? Why did these problems develop?
On pages A-6 to A-7 of your textbook, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, are listed. After reviewing the information provided in this unit and these two appendix pages, which of the 10 amendments do you believe is the most important in preserving the American way of life and why?
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.