5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Bill of Rights
- Representative Democracy
- Articles of Confederation
- Social Contract
- a The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.
- b the notion that society is based on an agreement between government and the governed in which people agree to give up some rights in exchange for the protection of others
- c A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.
- d A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
- e This document, the nation's first constitution, was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1781 during the Revolution. The document was limited because states held most of the power, and Congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A state's representation in the House of Representation would be based on population; Two senators for each state; all bills would originate in the house; direct taxes on states were to be assessed according to population
- Powers specifically given to the federal government by the US Constitution, for example, the authority to print money.
- Supporters of the Constitution that were led by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. They firmly believed the national government should be strong. They didn't want the Bill of Rights because they felt citizens' rights were already well protected by the Constitution.
- by James Madison, says how to guard against factions, special interest groups, by extending the sphere and making sure nobody gets too much power
- The Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution
5 True/False questions
Judicial Review → review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
Natural Rights → The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.
Strict Construction → way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take
Categorical Grants → Money from the national government that states can spend within broad guidelines determined by Washington
Virginia Plan → Virginia delegate James Madison's plan of government, in which states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population