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Ch. 10 Study Guide
Under the Articles of Confederation, which of these powers did Congress have?
What does the word “commerce” mean?
Which problem in the U.S. was highlighted by the events of Shay’s Rebellion?
About which question did the delegates at the Constitutional Convention argue?
“We the people… establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
a. Which fundamental idea do these words illustrate?
6. Why did the writers of the Constitution divide the powers of the federal government
among three branches?
7. What is the lawmaking branch of the government?
8. Why did many delegates insist on adding ten amendments to the Constitution soon after
it was ratified?
9. “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public
trial, by an impartial jury…”
a. Which fundamental right do these words illustrate?
10. Which leader was most responsible for the formation of the Federalist political party?
Know these words and be able to use them to fill in the blank on five problems:
Short Answer:
What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention of 1787?
What agreement did the delegates at the Constitutional Convention finally reach
under the Great Compromise?
What does it mean that the United States of America is a republic?
What are two rights that are guaranteed to citizens under the First Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States?
What role did George Washington play in forming and serving in the first national
government of the United States?