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with the words we the people the constitution establishes its authority on the basis of

popular sovereignty`

the president cabinet is an example of change by

unwritten custom

which of the following best describes the concept of limited government

government operates within certain bounds set by the people

witch of the following is a method of formal amendment

proposal by 2 thirds of congress and radification by 3 fourths of state legislatures

which of the following constitutional changes was a result of part practices

the use of the electorial college as a ruber stamp for the popular vote

which of the following is not true of the use of executive agreement

it is amoung the executive powers listed in article 2 of the constitution

the legislative branch can check the judicial branch by its power to

remove judges through impeachment

which of the following is a subject of constitutional amendment

all of the above

the judiciary act of 1789 was an example of

a congressional change to the constitution

the presidents power to veto an act of congress is an example of

checks and balances

which of the following acounts for the ability of the constitution to endure for more than 200 years

built in provisions designed to resist change

which of the following is not an example of the checks and balances system

the president makes up an executive agreement

when there is a seperation of powers

power is distributed among 3 independent branches of government

Congress can effect changes to the constitution by

all of the above

the system of federalism provides for all of the following except

uniforn laws among the states

concurrent powers are those that are

exercised simultaneously by the national and state governments

states must honor th legality of one anothers civil laws because of the

full faith and credit clause

local governments derive their power from

state constitutions and state laws

which of the following is an expressed power of the national government

the power to coin money

Citizens who commit a crime in one State and then flee to another State to escape prosecution are to be returned to the original State under


The Constitution requires the National Government to guarantee

a republican form of government for every State

The power of the National Government to coin money is

an expressed power

Which of the following powers can the National Government legally exercise?

expressed, implied and inherent powers

Which of the following is NOT among the obligations that the National Government has to the States?

recognition of State constitutions as the supreme law of the land

Agreements States enter into with both foreign nations and other States with the consent of Congress are

interstate compacts

Which of the following is the basic characteristic of federalism?

It divides power between a National Government and State governments.

In the case of McCulloch v. Maryland, what was the Supreme Court ruling based upon?

Supremacy Clause

The inability of the central government to gain the support of the States under the Articles of Confederation contributed to the inclusion in the new Constitution of


The government is held accountable for its actions under which of the following principles of government?

the rule of law

Which of the six basic principles of the Constitution can be diluted when the President and a majority of the members of Congress are of the same political party

separation of powers

The power of judicial review applies to actions by

both the Federal Government and the States

The Constitution requires proposed amendments to have greater State support for _____ than _____.


The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to meet the demands of the


To some extent, the constitutional changes brought about by various Presidents have circumvented

the system of checks and balances

To which branch of government fell the task of "adding flesh to the bones" of the Constitution?

the legislature

What label should appear at the place marked by the letter B

Powers reserved to the States

What label should appear at the place marked by the letter C?

Concurrent Powers

What label should appear at the place marked by the letter F

Powers denied both the National Government and the States

The label Powers reserved to the States belongs at the place marked by

the letter D.

The label Powers denied to the National Government should be placed at

the letter D

The Framers limited the power of the National Government both by creating separate branches and by

giving some powers only to the States

Without the expressed powers of the National Government, there would be no

implied powers

State governments can claim no

inherent powers

In certain situations, States can give preferential treatment to _____ over ______.


The framers of the Constitution intended to establish

a representative republic

Which f the following powers is shared by the House of Representatives and the Senate?

establishing federal courts below the Supreme Court

Many scholars argue that categorical grants-in-aid do which of the following?

Weaken the power of state governors adn legislators

Which of the following is a correct statement about the federal government's role in interstate commerce?

The federal government's role has been greatly expanded through the interpretation of the interstate commerce clause.

Which of the following constitutional provisions broadened the power of Congress?

The necessary and proper clause

Locke, Hobbes and Rousseau would most likely agree that

the state exists to serve the will of the people.

The individual 50 states lack which basic characteristic of a state?


Which statement about the social contract theory is NOT true?

The state is a natural extension of the people's family structure.

All of the following influenced the Framers in developing the Constitution EXCEPT

Virginia's royal charter

The government established by the Articles of Confederation established

state sovereignty

Much of the Declaration of Independence consists of

complaints against the wrong doings of the King of England.

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