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Political Science Exam 1
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What is the only entity that can legitimately use force?
According to the U.S. Constitution, what are the purposes of our government?
To provide the common defense to promote general welfare to establish justice and ensure domestic tranquility
What characterizes the democratic ideal of individual dignity?
liberty is not granted by governments they belong to every person born into the world
What are the types of governments that we studied?
Know what pluralism is and its characteristics.
Know what elitism is and its characteristics.
What is equality of opportunity and do most Americans support it?
What factors contribute to income inequality?
What is social mobility?
Which government has the primary responsibility for immigration policy?
What is the only way to reduce illegal immigration?
What are the characteristics of the political ideologies?
What are the characteristics of political correctness?
What are the functions of a constitution?
What were the characteristics of the national government under the Articles of Confederation create and what powers did it give to the national government?
16. What were the issues the Founding Fathers had a consensus on at the Constitutional Convention?
What were the characteristics of the Virginia Plan?
What did the Great Compromise create?
How did the Founders decide the issue of voter qualifications in the U.S. Constitution?
In its original form prior to any amendments to the U.S. Constitution, who decided who would be in the Senate?
What prohibitions were put on the powers of the states by the U.S. Constitution?
What powers did the U.S. Constitution give to Congress?
The National Supremacy Clause of Article VI of the Constitution.
According to the Constitution, how do states influence national politics?
Separation of powers.
Checks and balances.
What do we call the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution?
What was the Bill of Rights originally intended to do?
In which of the following ways can the U.S. Constitution be amended?
How can the U.S. Constitution be amended formally?
What is federalism?
What is the only legal source of authority for both the national government and the state governments?
What are the major things the Founding Fathers believed federalism would accomplish?
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