5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- New Jersey Plan
- Authoritarian Regimes
- The Great Compromise
- Three-Fifths Compromise
- John Locke
- 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
- b governments that enforced strict obedience to authorities and often involved sacrificing personal freedoms
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
- A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.
- 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
- powers given to the state government alone
- a political theory holding that in a democracy, the government ought to do what the majority of the people want.
5 True/False questions
Strict Construction → a 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.
Devolution Revolution → 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
Natural Rights → The 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.
Federalist #15 → by James Madison, says how to guard against factions, special interest groups, by extending the sphere and making sure nobody gets too much power
Federal Systems → government systems that divide the powers between the national government and state or provincial governments