April 19, 2015

Homework Help: Government Check

Posted by Ariel on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 5:01pm.

1.)Why was it important to the Founding Fathers to justify their actions by evoking traditional English rights?
a.)Because they were extreme reactionaries who disagreed with the ideals of the Enlightenment
=b.)Because, as members of the social elite, they did not want to provoke a radical revolution to overthrow the entire social structure
c.)Because they were not familiar with the political philosophy of John Locke
d.)Because they thought that the British might not have heard of Montesquieu and Voltaire

2.)Which of the following was not one of purposes of the Declaration of Independence?
a.)To proclaim the ideals on which the United States would be based
=b.)To formally announce to the world that the colonies were forming a new independent nation
c.)To provide a detailed outline of the government of the new nation
d.)To justify the decision to declare independence from Britain

3.)Which of the following bodies was Thomas Jefferson NOT a member of?
a.)The Massachusetts Colonial Legislature
b.)The Continental Congress
c.)The Virginia House of Burgesses
=d.)The Virginia Committee of Correspondence

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