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Final Questions

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


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


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

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