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Colonists complained that the Sugar Act violated their fundamental freedoms by enacting taxes a. through popular election. b. without the king’s consent. c. without allowing colonial representation in Parliament. d. through a royal decree. e. arbitrarily. What was the primary purpose of the First Continental Congress? a. To establish an international identity b. To adopt the Declaration of Independence c. To coordinate a joint response to the actions of the British d. To coordinate a colonial response to England’s declaration of war e. To set new tax rates in the colonies in response to a request from Parliament The skirmish between British soldiers and Massachusetts minutemen at Lexington…show more content…
a. The conflict between members who wanted a strong federal government and those wanting strong states’ rights b. The deep political division between James Madison and Alexander Hamilton c. The disagreement among members about representation in the national legislature d. The problem between those who favored a bill of rights and those who opposed it e. The problem of trade between northern states and southern states What is the three-fifths rule? a. A slave would be worth three-fifths of a full vote for purposes of allocating seats in the House of Representatives. b. Congress would need a three-fifths majority to overturn a presidential veto. c. A candidate would need three-fifths of the popular vote to be elected president. d. A three-fifths majority of the delegates would be needed to approve the Constitution. e. A president could be impeached with three-fifths majorities in each house of Congress. Which amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery? a. Eighth b. Thirteenth c. Fourteenth d. Twenty-first e. Twelfth The 1787 convention delegates decided that the proposed Constitution would be ratified when approved by a. seven of the states. b. nine of the states. c. twelve of the states. d. all of the states. e. any three states. The inclusion of a bill of rights in the U.S. Constitution was the direct result of the a.

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