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The federal Constitution guarantees all of the following rights to a person arrested and charge with a serious crime EXCEPT the right to
Negotiate a plea bargain
The Constitution limits the size of the District of Columbia to
prevent black people from exercising their right to vote
Which of the following Supreme Court cases involved the principle of "one person, one vote"?
Baker v. Carr
Discrimination in public accommodations was made illegal in the United States as direct result of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Following the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was designed to overturn the
Dredd Scott decision
The Constitution and its amendments expressly prohibit all of the following EXCEPT
Separation of students by race, even in equally good schools is unconstitutional
The Supreme Court issued Separate but equal in its ruling on which of the following cases
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
A constitutional amendment would be required to ban flag burning because that activity is currently protected by the right to
The Supreme Court has used the practice of selective incorporation to
apply most Bill of Rights protections to state law
Which of the following most accurately describes the right of American citizens to privacy?
The Supreme Court has rule that the right to privacy is implied by the Bill of Rights
Provisions in the Bill of Rights that provide guarantees against arbitrary interference by Government
Jim Crow laws, still in place in the early 1960s in the South, were outlawed by the
passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
In Gideon vs. Wainwright the United States Supreme Court ruled that the
sixth amendment right-to-counsel provision applies to those accused of major crimes under state laws
According to the clear and present danger test, speech may be restricted
when it incites violent action
The Supreme Court case Regents of University of California v. Bakke concerned which of the following issues?
The use of racial quotas in public university admissions
Which of the following is true under the system of checks and balances?
The Senate must ratify treaties negotiated by the President before they became law
In the federalist No. 10 James Madison argued that factions in a republic are
natural but controllable by institutions
In the Constitution as originally ratified in 1788, the provisions regarding which of the following most closely approximate popular majoritarian democracy?
Election of members of the House of Representatives
All of the following were concerns about the Articles of Confederation that lead to the calling of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 EXCEPT
dissatisfaction over safeguards of individual rights and liberties
Which of the following is argued by James Madison in The Federalist paper number 10?
A system of republican representation helps to limit the excesses of factionalism
All of the following are specifically mentioned in the Constitution EXCEPT
The Tenth Amendment most often comes into conflict with which section of the constitution?
The "necessary and proper" clause
People who interpret the tenth amendment as greatly restricting the powers of the national government are often referred to as
The relative stability of American public policy is achieved through
the Constitutional fragmentation of power
In "Federalist No. 10," James Madison argues that a federal system of government reduces the danger of political factions by
making it difficult for one faction to gain the power necessary to govern
Which of the following did the Supreme Court establish in Marbury v. Madison?
The Supreme Court can declare federal legislation invalid if the legislation violates the Constitution.
Enumerated powers of the federal government include all of the following EXCEPT the power to
regulate Intrastate commerce
Which of the following actions by the federal government best illustrates the concept of unfunded mandates?
Requiring states the municipalities to provide certain services for their citizens without providing resources to pay for those services
Federal benefits that must be funded by Congress and must be paid to all citizens who meet eligibility criteria are called
Which of the following resulted from this Supreme Court decision?
The power of the National government was strengthened
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