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U.S. Government and History Test
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At the end of the document the representatives pledge "their lives, fortunes, & sacred honor." From this pledge, Benjamin famously stated, "Gentlemen we must . . . "
"...assuredly hang together or we will all hang separately."
This philosopher inspired Jefferson and the Framers with his argument for Natural Rights and the Right to Rebellion versus an unjust government.
Who is considered the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
Which TWO of the following ideas DO NOT show up in the 27 wrongs listed in the Declaration?
Representation in Parliament and Alliances with France
Which TWO Framers were not a member of the Committee of Five selected to write the Declaration of Independence?
George Mason and George Washington
For the first time in American History, a document stated that we are called the. . .?
According to Jefferson's Declaration, your unalienable rights are?
Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness
Abraham Lincoln believed that the Declaration of Independence was the greatest American document created. During the Civil War which part of the Declaration did he continue to emphasize especially in his Emancipation Proclamation?
"All men are created equal."
The Preamble begins with . . .
"When in the course of human events . . ."
The Virginia Declaration of Rights was used as a framework for the Declaration. Who authored this document?
List the parts of the Declaration of Independence in ORDER.
Preamble, Natural Rights of Man, List of Grievances, Announcement of Separation
The right to use power; not all who exercise political strength have the ability to do so can best be described as?
Emphasizes that the policy-making process is very open to the participation of all groups with shared interests, with no single group usually dominating.
The idea of Direct Democracy as instituted by the Greeks could best be shown today in what legislative function?
The town hall meeting
The ability to influence or outright control the behavior of people can best be described as?
A theory that contends that an upper-class holds the power and makes policy, regardless of the formal governmental organization.
Government does the following EXCEPT...
Create Private Business Ventures
A theory that contends that groups are so strong that government, which gives into the many different groups, is weakened.
Choose one justification of participating in a Representative (Indirect) Democracy.
Direct democracy is impractical for reasons of time & expertise
The process by which the people choose their leader and the policies they pursue can be described by which word?
What is the Elastic Clause in the United States Constitution?
The ability of Congress to make all laws that are proper and necessary
The 10th Amendment to the Constitution . . .
Strengthens the States
What was the Framer's goal of creating a Representative Democracy?
Minimize the abuse of power by individuals and leaders.
Legitimacy: the belief that a rule, leader, or institution has the right to govern. Which type of government systems best exemplifies this idea?
Representative Democracy, Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy
What is the second justification of participating in a Representative (Indirect) Democracy.
The people make unwise decisions based on emotions
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