US/VA GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 2 TEST ESSAYS AND KEY CONCEPTS

 

  1. Explain the enduring principles of self-government from our English political
  2. heritage.

  3. Explain the three practices from the colonial governments that became the key parts
  4. of our nationís system of government.

  5. Explain the events that led to the change in relationship between the colonies and
  6. Britain.

  7. Explain the actions taken that helped develop colonial unity against Britain.
  8. Explain the powers, achievements and weaknesses of the central government under the Articles of Confederation. (chart question)
  9. Explain the following concerning the Constitutional Convention: (chart question)
  1. problems that led to the convention
  2. key delegates to the convention
  3. key agreements
  4. major compromises
  1. Explain the key arguments presented by the Federalists and Anti-Federalists

concerning the ratification of the Constitution.

John Locke - Mayflower Compact - Virginia House of Burgesses - Lexington and Concord - embargo - powers granted to Congress under the Articles - Shaysís Rebellion - ratification of the Articles - interstate commerce - slavery compromise - Magna Carta - Fundamental Orders of Connecticut - French and Indian War - causes of the Boston Tea Party - Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence - purpose of Congress under the Articles - establishment of the Northwest Territory - Father of the Constitution - anarchy and the Federalists - Bill of Rights and the Antifederalists - who established the original 13 colonies? - representative government - first legislature in America - separation of powers - fundamental reason for the revolt - colonies existence from the British point of view - reasons for loyalty to Britain before the revolt - Richard Henry Lee - principles the Declaration of Independence founded government on - provisions of central government under the Articles -