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U.S. Government and economics p.1 (exam 1)
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Which best describes the meaning of the word politics?
It determines who will benefit from, and who will pay for, public policies.
Which of the following is the main political unit in the world?
Which of the following statements describes the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of a presidential government?
The branches are separate but equal
What is the cartoonist saying about individual freedom
Individual freedom does not mean isolation
Which important document was signed by King John in the 1200s granting certain rights to the English people and limiting the king's power?
In 1765, which group of American colonists protested "taxation without representation" by sending a protest to the British king?
Stamp act Congress
What compromise was made at the Constitutional Convention so that Congress could get the power to control foreign trade?
Congress could not tax exports
Which of the following was an important message in The Federalist papers in favor of the Constitution
Government leaders must respect the rule of laws
What information is provided in the first three articles of the Constitution?
an outline of the three branches of the federal government
Why did the Framers divide government powers between the national government and the states?
Dividing government powers would prevent an abuse of power.
Which term describes the type of government in which the power to rule is held by a small, usually self-appointed elite?
What is a benefit of a confederate government?
Several states can cooperate in matters of common concern and still retain their separate identities.
Which principles are essential to a balanced democracy?
majority rule and minority rights
Which of the following documents is not considered a landmark document of English history?
the Virginia Bill of Rights
Which feature of the Constitution was eventually created as a result of Anti-Federalists' efforts?
A bill of rights
Which States were essential to the ratification of the Constitution and the success of the new government?
Virginia and New York
The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, added in 1992, forbids sitting members of Congress from raising their pay while in session. Who wrote this Amendment and when was it written?
The "no third-term" tradition became an amendment as a direct result of the fourth term of
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Which term describes the powers that the Constitution does not grant to the National Government and does not, at the same time, deny to the States?
What is the legal process by which a fugitive from justice in one State can be returned to that State?
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