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PS 101 Exam 1 Waterman
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Anti-federalists were against a strong federal government because they felt that it
would divisive and favor federal interests over state interests
The person who is seen as the architect of the Constitution
At the Constitutional Convention, Madison
Won on some and lost on some of his proposals
T/F From the very beginning, according to Rakove, the Constitutional Convention intended to create a "full government" with as direct a relationship to the people as the states had.
The Necessary and Proper Clause stated that the
Congress makes any laws necessary and proper to carry out the intent of the Constitution
The New Jersey Plan was
A plan to give the Congress additional powers, but otherwise preserving the basic structure of the Articles of Confederation
James Madison and Montesquieu disagreed that
Republican governments could only exist in a small, homogenous societies
Why did James Madison believe that a system of federalism based on voluntary compliance would always fail?
Each state's doubts about the other's commitment to policies would slow down and clog the federal system
T/F The Constitution was the first national government of the US
Article II of the Articles of Confederation
Specifically stated that states retained sovereignty and held all powers not specifically given to the national government
The purpose of the Constitutional Convention was to
Strengthen national government
Federalism, many thought, would be impossibility because
It would create the condition of "imperium in imperio," and provincial and central government would be pitted against one another
James Madison's argument concerning Montesquieu's theory about the size of the republics was that
The large and diverse population of America was an advantage, as it would bring ideological balance in a republican government
Madison believed that a federal government had to
Be able to veto state laws
T/F Author Jack Rakove states that anti-federalists were right when they claimed that hotel Necessary and Proper Clause and the Supremacy Clause would leave states with hollowed out authority
The first form of government, the Articles of Confederation, specified that
States would control their internal affairs and the federal government would provide national security
T/F The federalist, No. 39, Madison claims that the Constitution is a composition of both national and federal law
Under the Articles of Confederation, the first government of the US
the national government had to rely on the individual states to raise troops
"Imperium in imperio" describes
A "state within a state"
T/F One of the major problems facing the United States was what to do with the states' debt after the revolutionary war
Montesquie in the Spirit of the Laws wrote a large and diverse republic would
Be too unstable
The greatest flaw in Madison's political theory was
The development of national political parties changing the definition of "faction"
The stop-and-frisk policy of the Bloomberg mayoral administration in NYC is best described as
The police were allowed to stop and frisk people even though they were not suspected of a crime nor did they show any behaviors that they had committed a crime
In Griswold v. Connecticut, the US Supreme Court ruled
Women had the right to privacy to make medical decisions about their own bodies without their husbands approval
T/F An overwhelming majority of speech is protected by the 1st Amendment
Author Ange-Marie Hancock believes the Founding Fathers embraced limited government because
It was part of their reaction to the actions of the British government in the colonies, which they considered domineering and tyrannical
Have the courts decided that online bullying is a form of libel?
No, the courts are still grappling with this issue
T/F The right to "privacy" is explicitly referenced in the 5th Amendment
T/F Today many of the cases dealing with the rights of the accused have to do with worries about government spying on citizens in wake of 9/11
What is libel?
It is telling something untrue about a persons in public media that may result to harm them or their reputations
A civil liberty is
A liberty guaranteed to individuals by the Bill of Rights
T/F Fighting words, obscenity, and libel are generally protected by the 1st Amendment
The rights of the accused are NOT found found in
the 16th amendment
The Kim Davis case involved The Establishment Clause of the Bill of Rights.
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