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This term means a state has supreme and absolute authority within its territorial boundaries.
This is the institution through which the state maintains social order.
This is not a theory of the origin of the state.
ruler's right theory
American colonies declared their independence based on
John Locke's political writings
Abraham Lincoln said that one of the important purposes of government is to
provide essential services.
This plan provides the rules for government
This statement in the Constitution sets forth the goals and purposes to be served by the government.
Defining the extent and limits of government power and rights of citizens is the purpose of
You are taking part in this when you ask people to vote for school levies.
The United States is an example of a/an
Totalitarian dictatorship is a form of this type of government.
The United States has this form of government.
This is not needed for democracy to prosper.
In this type of economy, the government owns the basic means of production.
Critics claim that this type of economic system hinders economic growth.
The United States has this type of economic system.
Karl Marx believed that under this economic system, one class would evolve.
The original 13 colonies were established and governed by
Charles I signed this document, which stopped collection of taxes without Parliament's consent.
Petition of Right
A government in which people elect delegates to make laws is a/an
The first legislature in America was the
Virginia House of Burgesses
Dividing the powers of government as the colonial charters did is called
Separation of Powers
The fundamental reason the colonists revolted was because of government _____
In the eyes of the British, the American colonies existed for this reason.
Economic benefit for Britain
The colonists remained loyal to Britain in exchange for some self-rule and
protection from the French
The first president of the Second Continental Congress was
The Declaration of Independence founded government on principles of
human liberty and consent of the governed
Under the Articles of Confederation, the plan for the central government did not include
an executive branch
According to the Articles of Confederation, this was the main purpose of Congress.
foreign affairs and defense
According to the Articles of Confederation, Congress had this power.
to enter into treaties
Shays's Rebellion was caused by this problem.
This caused many Americans to agree to a strong national government.
The only state that did not send a delegate to the Constitutional Convention was
This document suggested that the legislative branch have a House of Representatives and a Senate.
the Connecticut Compromise
To create the needed new government, the Founders compromised on this issue.
This was an argument of the Federalists.
for a strong national government
This was an argument of the Anti-Federalists.
for a Bill of Rights
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