5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Concurrent Powers
- Virginia Plan
- Authoritarian Regimes
- Federalist #10
- Consent of the Governed
- a Virginia delegate James Madison's plan of government, in which states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population
- b powers that are shared by both the federal and state governments
- c governments that enforced strict obedience to authorities and often involved sacrificing personal freedoms
- d by James Madison, says how to guard against factions, special interest groups, by extending the sphere and making sure nobody gets too much power
- e agreement by the people of a nation to subject themselves to the authority to a government. Natural rights philosophers, such as John Locke, believe that any legitimate government must draw its authority from the consent of the governed.
5 Multiple choice questions
- this conflict in Massachusetts caused many to criticize the Articles of Confederation and admit the weak central government was not working; uprising led by Daniel Shays in an effort to prevent courts from foreclosing on the farms of those who could not pay the taxes
- Legislature: Pass laws
Executive: negotiate executive agreements with other countries
Judiciary: Judicial Review
- review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
- all state government gives power to national governemtn. Have a weak national government.
- A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.
5 True/False questions
The Great Compromise → the agreement by which the number of each state's representatives in Congress would be based on a count of all the free people plus three-fifths of the slaves
Strict Construction → way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take
Reserved Powers → Powers specifically given to the federal government by the US Constitution, for example, the authority to print money.
Formal Amendment Process → Article V; the (very difficult) process of adding or deleting words to the constitution (27 times since 1788); propose by 2/3 vote of Congress or Constitutional Convention (never used); ratify by 3/4 vote of state legislators or state convention (only used once)
Articles of Confederation → way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take