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POL 201

Final Questions
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The demand that there be no taxation without representation is a good example of what political reform of the eighteenth century?
more popular influence on government
Having some share or say in the composition of a government's leadership, how it is organized, or what its policies are going to be is called
Power
Under the Articles of Confederation, the relationship between the states and the federal government can best be compared to
the United Nations' relationship with member states
Politics can be defined as problem
conflicts over the character, membership, and policies of any organization to which people belong
On the subject of representation, Antifederalists wanted
representative bodies that resembled those represented to the highest degree
The right of each citizen to vote is an example of
political equality
"One person, one vote" reflects the principle of
political equality
What led the British to raise taxes on the American colonists during the 1760s?
the French and Indian Wars
Which of the following statements concerning political values in the United States is true?
American values often conflict with each other in practice
What is the term length of a member of the House of Representatives?
two years
A representative democracy is a system of government that
gives citizens a regular opportunity to elect top government officials
According to the text, the writing of the Constitution demonstrates the
marriage of interests and principles
The ability of the president to veto a bill passed by Congress is a good example of what principle of limited government?
Checks and Balances
Which of the following was a way the framers tried to make the Senate a check against excessive democracy?
The Senate has staggered terms of office
The principle of giving each branch of government its own constituency is what Montesquieu calls a
mixed regime
The 1787 convention to draft a new constitution was held in
Philadelphia
Judicial review is the power of
the courts to decide on the constitutionality of actions taken by the other branches of government
According to the text, what is the goal of politics?
to have a say in a government's leadership, organization, and policies
Only one-third of the Senate is up for re-election during any single election year because the framers believed that
this was the only way to protect the Senate against radical changes
What was the most common form of taxation during the colonial era?
taxes on commercial products and activities