5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Bill of Rights
- Federal Systems
- Block Grants
- Federalist #10
- Consent of the Governed
- a government systems that divide the powers between the national government and state or provincial governments
- b Money from the national government that states can spend within broad guidelines determined by Washington
- c 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.
- d by James Madison, says how to guard against factions, special interest groups, by extending the sphere and making sure nobody gets too much power
- e agreement by the people of a nation to subject themselves to the authority to a government. Natural rights philosophers, such as John Locke, believe that any legitimate government must draw its authority from the consent of the governed.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
- way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take
- governments that enforced strict obedience to authorities and often involved sacrificing personal freedoms
- formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment, or treaty
- 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
5 True/False questions
Majoritarianism → the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
Federalists → 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.
Federalist #15 → Hamilton explained why strong strong government is necessary : "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angles were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
Natural Rights → the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
Three-Fifths Compromise → 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