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5 Matching questions

  1. New Jersey Plan
  2. Authoritarian Regimes
  3. The Great Compromise
  4. Three-Fifths Compromise
  5. John Locke
  1. a A state's representation in the House of Representation would be based on population; Two senators for each state; all bills would originate in the house; direct taxes on states were to be assessed according to population
  2. b governments that enforced strict obedience to authorities and often involved sacrificing personal freedoms
  3. c English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
  4. d 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
  5. e Opposite of the Virginia Plan, it proposed a single-chamber congress in which each state had one vote. This created a conflict with representation between bigger states, who wanted control befitting their population, and smaller states, who didn't want to be bullied by larger states.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
  2. A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.
  3. Block grants become more restricted by rules due to conditions added later by Congress; the tendency for grants to acquire mandates where none had existed previously
  4. powers given to the state government alone
  5. a political theory holding that in a democracy, the government ought to do what the majority of the people want.

5 True/False questions

  1. Strict Constructiona person who interprets the constitution in a way that allows the federal government to take actions that the constitution does not specifically forbid it from taking.


  2. Devolution Revolutionthis 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


  3. Natural RightsThe first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.


  4. Federalist #15by James Madison, says how to guard against factions, special interest groups, by extending the sphere and making sure nobody gets too much power


  5. Federal Systemsgovernment systems that divide the powers between the national government and state or provincial governments


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