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5 Matching questions

  1. The Founders created a Constitution that could be adapted for the future through
    a.prior restraint.
    b.Constitutional amendment.
    c.Constitutional ratification.
    d.judicial restraint.
  2. 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
  3. Which constitutional principle divides power between national and state governments?
    a.separation of powers government
    c.checks and balances
  4. Chief Justice Earl Warren
  5. federal bureaucracy
  1. a department and agencies in the executive branch
  2. b b.Constitutional amendment.
  3. c judicial activism
  4. d a.federal bureaucracies
  5. e d.federalism

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. d.Changes are not allowed to be informal and can only go through the congress.
  2. appeal
  3. c.435
  4. Executive agreements are agreements made directly between the president and the head of another nation. The two nations thereby avoid the process of making treaties, which require approval by the Senate. Executive agreements thus strengthen the presidency and weaken the Congress by sidestepping a constitutional check on the president's ability to set foreign policy.
  5. a.Magna Carta

5 True/False questions

  1. John Marshall believed that the Constitution was meant to be adapted. What specific features of the Constitution provide for change and adaptation?Answers will vary but may include Article V and the ability to make amendments, the principles of checks and balances and separation of powers.


  2. Direct election of senators to Congress occurred because of:
    a.the original wording in article one
    b.the original wording in article two
    c.the bill of rights
    d.a constitutional amendment


  3. The Constitution is based on the concept of
    a.expressed powers.
    b.judicial activism.
    c.popular sovereignty.
    c.popular sovereignty.


  4. The Preamble states that the U.S. Constitution was established—in part—to provide for the common defense. T/FAnswers will vary but may include Article V and the ability to make amendments, the principles of checks and balances and separation of powers.


  5. The 25th amendment became a formal amendment that dealt with this informal amendment involving the presidency. Name the issue.
    b.war making powers
    c.executive orders
    d.appointment powers
    Answers will vary but may include that the Constitution limits governmental powers and ensures that no particular branch has more power than the others.


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