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  1. Stephen A. Douglas
  2. John Jay
  3. Separation of powers
  4. Indirect election
  5. Natural rights
  1. a Fundamental rights granted by nature that government can not abrogate, bound to protect.
  2. b Dividing powers of government between the three branches.
  3. c Government officials elected by previously chosen representatives, and not directly by the people.
  4. d Founding Father, served as President of Continental Congress, served as first Chief Justice of US.
  5. 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 Authored Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise and heightened the slavery debate.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

  1. Promoting candidates as being from the common masses, rather than as elite gentlemen-politicians.
  2. Part of compromise where 3 out of 5 slaves count as part of state population for taxation and representation.
  3. Rights defined using narrow, concrete language, full of specific terms and qualifiers.
  4. Plan of Thomas Jefferson to organize the national domain into discrete territories along with a three-stage development of government institutions. Never took effect.
  5. 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

  1. Articles of ConfederationDocument outlining an alliance of sovereign, equal states in which there was a weak central governing Continental Congress.


  2. FederalistsPolitical group for the ratification of the Constitution.


  3. Bicameral LegislatureLegislature in which there are two separate divisions or houses.


  4. Benjamin FranklinWritten listing of the power of government.


  5. Judicial reviewWhen the courts use judicial power to achieve social goals.


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