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Who is the official author of the Declaration of Independence?
Which of the following are important differences between Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence and the final version?
1. Slavery paragraph
2. References to God
What does Tocqueville use as an analogy for the progress of equality through history?
Which country does Tocqueville think is further along the river of equality?
What is more difficult to achieve and maintain, political liberty or despotism?
What is Tocqueville's word for the culture, customs, and habits?
How many people wrote the Federalist Papers?
Who is the third author of the Federalist Papers, after Alexander Hamilton and James Madison?
How many constitutions has the state of Missouri had?
How many amendments have there been to the Missouri Constitution of 1945?
What are some of the specific problems Jefferson has with the constitution?
-Judges are not elected
-Voting rights are too restricted
-No provision for periodic reconsideration and amendment
-No provision for local government
-President not elected democratically (electoral college)
How often does Jefferson think the Constitution should be put up for reconsideration and amendment?
Every 19 years
- Decided on 19 years because that was the amount of time it takes one generation to replace the next
Which of the American Founders do Theodore Roosevelt and FDR have the most in common with?
How were Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt related?
What were the names of the political parties at the time of the adoption of the Constitution (1791)?
There were no political parties
What are the two ideas that have, more than any others, shaped American history and politics?
Liberty and Equality
Which of the following religions does Samuel Adams exclude from religious toleration?
"accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
"by this breach of trust they forfeit the power the people had put into their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people, who have a right to resume their original liberty, and, by the establishment of a new legislative, provide for their own safety and security, which is the end for which they are in society."
"if a long train of abuses, prevarications and artifices, all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people...it is not to be wondered, that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavor to put the rule into such hands which may secure to them the ends for which government was at first erected..."
"when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security..."
On what date did Congress vote to declare independence from Great Britain?
How many references to God are there in Jefferson's draft of the Declaration?
What other famous American founding father died on the same day as Thomas Jefferson?
What are the two most likely political consequences of widespread social equality according to Tocqueville?
Which country does Tocqueville think is further along the river of equality, France or America?
Why does Tocqueville use the analogy of a river for his understanding of equality?
They both travel in one direction and their flow is unstoppable
What do people living in democracies prefer according to Tocqueville, equality or liberty?
What were the two additional alternatives considered by the Americans in dealing with the failure of the Articles of Confederation, besides making an entirely new constitution?
Split up into partial confederacies, revise the Articles of Confederation
Does Tocqueville's township have elected representatives?
What is the principle according to which Jefferson tests everything in the Constitution?
How closely government reflects the will of the people
Which of the following statements accurately describe Jane Addams' opinions in her essay on "Why Women Should Vote"?
- Women and men should have separate roles in society
- Women should have the right to vote
True/False: The "Seneca Falls Declaration" says that all that is needed for women's equality is the right to vote.
What type of rights does FDR emphasize in his "Economic Bill of Rights"?
Who has ultimate political authority in the U.S.?
True/False: Both Publius and Jefferson agree that the people have ultimate authority.
Which of the following best describes Publius' understanding of representation in Federalist 39?
What were the first two major political parties in the U.S. called?
Federalists and Democratic-Republicans
Who was elected president in the "revolution of 1800"?
Which of the following was a main problem with the national government under the Articles of Confederation?
It lacked national sovereignty coming directly from the people
What are the three governmental powers that need to be separated?
Executive, judicial, legislative
How do you spell the name of the philosopher who came up with the idea of separation of powers?
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