5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Stephen A. Douglas
- John Jay
- Separation of powers
- Indirect election
- Natural rights
- a Fundamental rights granted by nature that government can not abrogate, bound to protect.
- b Dividing powers of government between the three branches.
- c Government officials elected by previously chosen representatives, and not directly by the people.
- d Founding Father, served as President of Continental Congress, served as first Chief Justice of US.
- e An Illinois statesman who ran against Lincoln, Bell, and Breckinridge on a popular sovereignty platform for slavery. Authored Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise and heightened the slavery debate.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Promoting candidates as being from the common masses, rather than as elite gentlemen-politicians.
- Part of compromise where 3 out of 5 slaves count as part of state population for taxation and representation.
- Rights defined using narrow, concrete language, full of specific terms and qualifiers.
- Plan of Thomas Jefferson to organize the national domain into discrete territories along with a three-stage development of government institutions. Never took effect.
- Defined citizenship and overturned 3/5 compromise for slaves when determining representation, repudiated Confederate debts, and prohibited Confederate leaders from holding public office.
5 True/False Questions
Articles of Confederation → Document outlining an alliance of sovereign, equal states in which there was a weak central governing Continental Congress.
Federalists → Political group for the ratification of the Constitution.
Bicameral Legislature → Legislature in which there are two separate divisions or houses.
Benjamin Franklin → Written listing of the power of government.
Judicial review → When the courts use judicial power to achieve social goals.