1. In the 1780's American distrust of a strong central government was best shown by the

1. lack of debate over the ratification of the constitution.
2. Articles of Confederation.
3. development of a federal court system.
4. constitutional provision for a strong central government.

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2.The Articles of Confederation are best described as a

1. statement of principles justifying the Revolutionary War.
2. plan of union for the original thirteen states.
3. set of arguments supporting ratification of the Constitution.
4. list of reasons for the secession of the Southern States.

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3. A major criticism directed against the Articles was that power was given

1. military leaders.
2. the national government.
3. a president.
4. state governments.

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4.The government created by the Articles of Confederation lasted only a few years because it

1. had no plan to organize the Northwest Territory.
2. lack the ability to enforce its authority.
3. circulated no paper money.
4. compelled the states to abide by its treaties.

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5. Both the Articles and the Constitution provided for

1. a Congress with legislative powers.
2. a president with executive powers.
3. a Supreme Court with Judiciary powers.
4. local governments with veto powers.


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