5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Mayflower Compact
- Popular Sovereignty
- Social Contract Theory
- a Document written by the Pilgrims while at sea enumerating the schope of their government and its expectations of citizens.
- b A form of government in which power is vested in hereditary kings and queens who govern in the interests of all.
- c A form of government in which power resides in a leader who rules according to self-interest and without regard for individual rights and liberties.
- d The notion that the ultimate authority in society rests with the people.
- e The belief that people are free and equal by natural right, and that this in turn requires that all people give their consent to be governed; espoused by Thomas Hobbes and John Locke and influential in the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A person who takes a relatively centrist or middle-of-the-road view on most political issues.
- The principle that all citizens are the same in the eyes of the law.
- A system of government in which members of the polity meet to discuss all policy decisions and then agree to abide by majority rule.
- An agreement between the people and their government signifying their consent to be governed.
- One who favors governmental involvement in the economy and in the provision of social services and who takes an activist role in protecting the rights of women, the elderly, minorities, and the environment.
5 True/False Questions
Popular Consent → The notion that the ultimate authority in society rests with the people.
American Dream → An American ideal of a happy, successful life, which often includes wealth, a house, a better life for one's children, and for some, the ability to grow up to be president.
Politics → A form of government in which the right to participate is conditioned on the possession of wealth, social status, military position, or achievement.
Social Conservative → One who believes that traditional moral teachings should be supported and furthered by the government.
Republic → A system of government that gives power to the people, whether directly or through elected representatives.