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5 Matching questions

  1. To protect liberty and specify its powers, the Framers gave Congress
    A) expressed powers
    B) judicial reviews
    C) executive powers
    D) judicial restraint
  2. The full faith and credit clause, allowing states to recognize legal procedures such as marriage, is contained in this article.
    a.article three
    b.article four
    c.article five
    d.article six
  3. Direct election of senators to Congress occurred because of:
    a.the original wording in article one
    b.the original wording in article two
    c.the bill of rights
    d.a constitutional amendment
  4. elevated Supreme Court's status
  5. This is the current number of members in the House of Representatives.
  1. a c.435
  2. b A) expressed powers
  3. c d.a constitutional amendment
  4. d b.article four
  5. e judicial review

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. d.Changes are not allowed to be informal and can only go through the congress.
  2. The Framers limited government power by creating a federal structure (federalism) that divided the responsibilities for governing between the national and state governments. In addition, the national government's power was limited by dividing its functions among three branches according to a principle called separation of powers. Finally, the Framers created a system of checks and balances by which the actions of one branch might be blocked by another.
  3. d.checks and balances
  4. a.succession
  5. b.executive

5 True/False questions

  1. The president can check Congress by this power.
    c.separation of power enactment
    d.judicial review


  2. This section of the Constitution is responsive to the needs of a changing nation.
    d.Supremacy Clause


  3. petitionappeal


  4. The Magna Carta granted the following rights: trial by jury, private property, and
    a.freedom of speech.
    b.due process.
    c.freedom of the press.
    d.freedom of religion.
    b.Constitutional amendment.


  5. Identifying Central Issues Explain what executive agreements are and how they have changed the constitutional relationship between the president and Congress.Executive agreements are agreements made directly between the president and the head of another nation. The two nations thereby avoid the process of making treaties, which require approval by the Senate. Executive agreements thus strengthen the presidency and weaken the Congress by sidestepping a constitutional check on the president's ability to set foreign policy.