One interesting feature of the U.S. Constitution is that it is
The oldest operating consutitution the world
Like the framers at the Constitutional Convention, the creators of European Union were concerned about
A balance between the power of large and small states, the exercise of power ar the federal level, fundamental calues and unity, the jurisdiction and scope of governmental power. (All of these)
Which of the following statements concerning the colonies is incorrect?
There were no guilds of exclusive professional occupations
When George McGovern tried to make Watergate an issue in the 1972 election
the media rebuked him for "negative" campaigning
The Declaration of Independence was based on input from many people, but its primary author was
In forging a new government, the biggest concern of the colonial revolutionaries was
making it as democratic as possible
Which of the following statements concerning the Constitutional Convention is incorrect?
Thirteen states selected delegates
The method for choosing the president was designed to address which of the following concerns?
Distrust of the judgment of the people and the small states' fears that the large states would dominate the selection process
Which of the following best identifies the bases for state representation in the electoral college?
Number of representatives in Congress
In assigning the powers of government, the Constitution
lists the powers given to the national government and the powers denied the states and leaves all other powers to the states
A constitutional clause that allows for a broad interpretation of implied powers is known as a(n) ________ clause.
The Constitution requires _______ to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed" under _______ power
the president; enumerated
If a state's drinking laws allowed eighteen-year-olds to drink aloholic beverages in violation of the federal government's age requirement of twenty-one, the federal government's age restriction would supercede the state's law based upon the
The primary contribution of the Federalist papers is
their insight into the reasons for constitutional provisions
Antifederalists attacked the proposed Constitution on the grounds that
the national government it created was too strong
The chief obstacle to ratification of the Constitution by the states was
the omission of a bill of rights
The unusual aspect of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment is that it
was proposed in 1789 and ratified in 1992
The ________ amendment guarantees citizens' right to vote cannot be denied "on account of sex."
The Supreme Court first declared that the courts have the power to overturn government acts that conflict with the Constitution in
Marbury v Madison
The framers of the Constitution intended _______ to be the stronges branch(es) of government