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Who approves nominations of Supreme Court justices?
It is the _______________ of a U.S. citizen to pay income taxes and serve on juries.
What has the presidential primary system done to the national nominating conventions?
made it less important because it took away the national conventions job to choose president candidates
What does the Preamble do for the Constitution?
states the purpose of the constitution
Chief Justice John Marshall (Marbury v. Madison) felt that it was important for the U.S. Constitution to be adapted by what judicial concept?
Which answer bank statement BEST completes this table? (1.2/critical thinking)
Democratic System Authoritarian System
Freedom of the press Extensive use of censorship
Competing political parties Minimal political party participation
Protection of individual rights _____________________________
Preservation of the state
How do we determine the # of electoral votes a state has?
population of the state and 2 senate votes
Which Supreme Court cases were key in deciding over the idea of Federal Supremacy (3 of them)?
Gibbons vs Oyden, Munn vs Illinois, Mucullic vs Maryland
A sit-in protest of a civil rights violation is an example of what?
exercise the 1st amendment
How does the Constitution contribute to the national identity of the United States?
Establishes the fact that the people are willing to give up some rights to have one central government that protects them.
Which court case established the power to interpret laws?
Marbury vs Madison
What civic duty is required for the 6th amendment right to trial?
Which form of government works best with the concept of popular sovereignty?
How is a unitary government different than a confederate government?
Unitary- 2 central government has all the power
confederation- state holds most powers and central governments has limited power
Why does the constitution contain the following power for Congress? (internet/critical thinking)
The Congress shall have the Power To . . . promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective
Writings and Discoveries. . . .
—Article 1, Section 8, U.S. Constitution
It allows people to create without someone stealing their idea. People will be more likely to invent or create to help the population if they get the credit.
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