What is a system of government in which members of the polity meet to discuss all policy decisions and then agree to abide by majority rule?
Which of the following expanded Americans' conceptions of personal liberty to include some forms of freedom from discrimination?
The idea that governments draw legitimacy and power from the governed is referred to as which of the following?
Which of the following is the doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical principles that are part of nature and can be understood by reason?
The Framers agreed that the new nation had to be founded on notions of which of the following?
One of the most long-standing and dramatic regional differences in the United States is between which of the following?
North and south
Which of the following public policies would social conservatives be most likely to support?
Overturning Roe v. Wade
Which of the following is a true statement about liberals?
They generally favor government intervention to promote equality.
At the Constitutional Convention, the delegates agreed that slaves would be counted as __________ of a person for determining population for representation in the House of Representatives.
__________ is an economic theory designed to increase a nation's wealth through the development of commercial industry and a favorable balance of trade.
The U.S. Constitution was adopted in response to the weaknesses of the Articles of __________.
The colonists rebelled against the unilateral imposition by the British government of which of the following?
Which of the following generally favored a strong national government and supported the proposed U.S. Constitution?
The Constitution specifically provides for both the election and the removal of which of the following?
Which of the following philosophers greatly influenced the colonists' views on the role of government?
The Articles of Confederation required __________ consent from the states for ratification.
Which of the following generally opposed the idea of a strong national government because it would take power away from the states and would tax heavily?
What is the principle that each branch of the federal government has the means to thwart or influence actions by other branches of government?
Checks and balances
In the United States, the national government derives its power from which of the following?
The publication of which of the following galvanized the colonists' belief that reconciliation with Great Britain was impossible?
Which of the following is a reason for the separation of powers?
To prevent tyranny by any one branch.
Which of the following was part of both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution?
Which of the following remains a compelling source for determining the intent of the Framers?
The Federalist Papers
What was the greatest fear of the Anti-Federalists during the Constitutional Convention and subsequent debate?
That a strong national government would infringe on the essential liberties of the people.
Which of the following is a method of ratification for a constitutional amendment?
by three-fourths of the state legislatures
Generally, smaller states wanted to strengthen the Articles of Confederation, rather than replace them.
The main weakness of the Articles of Confederation was the lack of a strong national government.
A constitution is a written document establishing the structure, functions, and limitations of a government.
In a __________ system, local and regional governments derive authority from the national government.
Unitary **Check. Could be federal?
What are the two types of powers given to the national government under the United States Constitution?
Article VI of the U.S. Constitution establishes that federal law is __________ in conflicts between federal and state law.
The __________ Amendment says that says that those powers not given to the federal government and not prohibited to the states by the Constitution are reserved for the states and the people.
Which clause in the Constitution ensures that judicial decrees and contracts made in one state will be binding and enforceable in another?
Full Faith and Credit
What was the first major Supreme Court decision to define the relationship between the federal and state governments?
McCulloch v. Maryland
What are reserved powers?
Powers not specifically delegated to the national government by the Constitution.
During the __________, national power was significantly expanded.
World War II **Check because in spite of what the book hinted I think it might be WWI
The power to __________ and __________ includes the right to place conditions on the receipt of federal money.
As discussed in "The Living Constitution" box, the Defense of Marriage Act potentially violates which clause of the Constitution?
Full Faith and Credit
Which type of federalism is characterized by a system of separate but equally powerful state and national governments?
What is an unfunded mandate?
When the federal government creates programs without providing sufficient funds.
Which of the following clauses requires states to return criminals to states where they have been convicted or are to stand trial?
The Seventeenth Amendment placed in the hands of the people the power to elect which of the following?