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5 Matching questions

  1. How are informal changes made to the Constitution?
    a.Changes are made through practice.
    b.Changes are made through legal avenues.
    c.Changes are made through adding amendments.
    d.Changes are not allowed to be informal and can only go through the congress.
  2. This section of the Constitution is responsive to the needs of a changing nation.
    a.Articles
    b.Preamble
    c.Amendments
    d.Supremacy Clause
  3. This action between the President and the head of a foreign government does NOT require congressional approval.
    a.impeachment
    b.executive agreement
    c.prior restraint
    d.poll tax
  4. The executive branch has expanded its powers through what?
    a.federal bureaucracies
    b.changing of the Constitution
    c.create new laws giving the executive more power
    d.congressional sessions
  5. This section of the Constitution states why it was written.
    a.Amendments
    b.Bill of Rights
    c.Preamble
    d.Articles
  1. a c.Amendments
  2. b a.federal bureaucracies
  3. c c.Preamble
  4. d b.executive agreement
  5. e d.Changes are not allowed to be informal and can only go through the congress.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. executive agreement
  2. Answers will vary but may include that the Constitution limits governmental powers and ensures that no particular branch has more power than the others.
  3. b.due process.
  4. ratification
  5. d.a constitutional amendment

5 True/False questions

  1. The 25th amendment became a formal amendment that dealt with this informal amendment involving the presidency. Name the issue.
    a.succession
    b.war making powers
    c.executive orders
    d.appointment powers
    d.A treaty needs congressional approval while an executive agreement does not.

          

  2. Predicting Consequences What might have happened to the ability of Congress to govern if the Framers had not included the elastic clause among its enumerated powers?Students should realize that the functions of Congress would likely be limited to its enumerated powers and that its power to govern almost certainly would be diminished. Congress also would have more difficulty adapting its powers to meet the nation's changing needs.

          

  3. To protect liberty and specify its powers, the Framers gave Congress
    A) expressed powers
    B) judicial reviews
    C) executive powers
    D) judicial restraint
    A) expressed powers

          

  4. A(n) ______ called by Congress is a method for proposing amendments that has never been used.Answers will vary. Students should recognize that a specially elected convention would require more planning and be more costly than a proposal by Congress and ratification by state legislatures. Also, some people believe that a convention might not limit itself to a specific amendment.

          

  5. A(n) ____________ called by Congress is a method for proposing amendments that has never been used.Answers will vary. Students should recognize that a specially elected convention would require more planning and be more costly than a proposal by Congress and ratification by state legislatures. Also, some people believe that a convention might not limit itself to a specific amendment.

          

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