Which of the following is true of how the leaders of the new nation viewed settlers moving west across the App. in the 1780’s
The shared their British Predecessors fears that frontier settlers would fight constantly with Native Americans
James Madison argued in “the federalists” that the large size and diversity of the United States was a source of political stability not a weakness
In the immediate aftermath of Independence, congress took the position that by aiding the British Indians had forfeited the right to their lands
Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry
Under the Articles of Confederation congress was able to:
Establish national control over land to the west of the 13 states
The three-fifths clause in the US constitution:
All of the following statements are true of the bill of rights except:
It explicitly granted states the right of succession
The new-jersey plan proposed a single house legislature which gave each state one vote:
Which of the following groups tended to the anti federalists under the ratification debates?
George Washington made a significant statement about slavery when he freed his slaves before taking the presidential office
Which of the following is true about the leaders of the new nation viewed settlers moving west across the App. in the 1780’s
They shared their British predecessors fears that frontier settlers would fight constantly with Native Americans
The relationship between the national government and the states is called:
2 of the original states initially refused to ratify the constitution, but ultimately they did ratify it
Which of the following is true of American national identity as envisioned by the Constitution of 1787
The “people” were free Americans; Native Americans and other “persons”, meaning African American slaves..
Which of the following groups tended to be anti-federalist during the ratification debates?
State politicians fearful of a strong central government
The “Somerset” case:
Ruled that slavery was unlawful in England
What was the annuity system involving the US government and certain indian tribes?
A system under which the federal government gave annual monetary grants to Indians
So adamant was he about separating church and state, James Madison opposed the appt. of chaplains to serve congress ..
The US constitution of 1787 was Americas first written constitution
The naturalization act of 1790 allowed:
Only free white persons to become citizens
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787:
Established the policy to admit the areas population as equal members of the political system
In the constitution Native Americans were granted citizenship:
Thomas Jefferson believed that African Americans:
Should eventually be able to enjoy their natural rights, but they would have to leave the US to do so
In the 1780’s “we the people” meant the Melting Pot of all peoples
Hector St. John Crevecoeur’s “letters from an american farmer”
Popularized the idea of the United States as a melting pot of ethnicities
The New Jersey Plan:
Was mainly supported by the smaller, less populated states
In the history of “The American Revolution”, David Ramsey: