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_________is the study of the rights and duties of citizens
public policy is a course of government action to achieve____________
a government controlled by one person or a small group of people is called_________
what is the term for the process by which aliens can become citizens___________
_______is the first step to gaining american citizenship
the declaration of intention
what is the level of government closest to americans__________
unlike citizens aliens may not____________
vote in elections
american citizens who live abroad are considered citizens of____________
the united states
a__________is the ruling authority for a community
a budget is a plan for_________
collecting and spending money
what is the term for people who move permanently to a new country______________-
if discovered by the government_______ will be deported
the_________ defines a U.S. citizen as anyone born or naturalized in the united states
e pluribus unum is latin for___________
out of many one
government by the consent of the government is called___________
what allows people to choose their leaders and voice their opinions on issues__________
which of the four functions of government includes protecting citizens from crime______________
which of the following is NOT one of the fundamental principals of American democracy? rule of law or two party system
two party system
What is meant by the fundamental principle "limited government"
Government may only do what the people have give it the power to do
Which would be something that the federal government does NOT have the power to do?
Set the date for a primary election
In a dictatorship, where does the ultimate power come from?
What marked the beginning of self government in colonial America?
the House of Burgess
According to the theory of , a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys.
What levied taxes on basic goods imported to the colonies from Great Britain?
Who wrote Common Sense?
The Declaration of Independence states that amount our inalienable rights are "Life, Liberty, and ...?
The pursuit of Happiness
Who led an armed uprising of about 1,200 Massachusetts farmers on a federal arsenal?
When colonists decided to ...... british goods, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act
What guaranteed that not even the king or queen was above the law?
What was the name of the peaceful transfer of power that changed the idea of government in England?
The Glorious Revolution
The Mayflower Compact was an example of
The Boston Tea Party caused Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts, which Americans called the
more than half the members of the >>>>>> voted to break away from Britian
Second Continental Congress
What is the term for a detailed, written plan of government
What was the first constitution of the United States
Articles of Confederation
The Stamp Act taxed colonists on
newspapers and legal documents
what stated that Parliament had the right to tax and make decisions for the American colonies "in all cases"
What power did Congress lack under the Articles of the Confederation ?
the power to regulate trade
the power to collect taxes
the power to enforce its laws
Because the Articles of Confederation gave the federal government no power to regulate trade, which of the following occurred
States established high taxes that angered some citizens
Because its leaders opposed a stronger central government, ...... was not represented at the Constitutional Convention
A committee headed by Roger Sherman of Connecticut proposed the
What is the group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
the Electoral College
who believed the Constitution should provide protection for certain basic liberites
What part of the Constitution deals with how the legislative branch will work
The first 10 amendments to the constitution are know as the
Bill of Rights
what is the notion that governmental power lies with the people
what keeps one branch of government from becoming too powerful
checks and balances
What are held by both state and federal governments
how many justices sit on the US supreme court at any time
Which of the following statements is true
the president has the power to send troops into battle
Which is NOT one of the ways the legislative branch can check the powers of the executive branch
by declaring presidential actions unconstitutional
Which right is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights that was not included in any of the three documents that predated it
freedom of speech
Powers that the legislative branch has under the Constitution include the power to
confirm presidential appointments
all of the above
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