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AP Gov Unit 1 Topic 1.1-1.5
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The supremacy clause, which gives the federal government supremacy over states
Which of the following features of the United States Constitution would most concern the author of Brutus 1?
I and III
Under the Articles of Confederation, which of the following were true?
I. Congress could not tax the states directly.
II. The executive branch of government exercised more power than Congress.
III. Congress was a unicameral body.
IV. States were represented in Congress proportionally according to population.
Joint resolutions that propose constitutional amendments
The President cannot veto which of the following?
the framers allowed the individual states to create voting processes and voter qualifications
Throughout most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, most African Americans were prevented from voting in many Southern states despite the Fifteenth Amendment, which extended the right to vote to African American males. Southern states were able to take this action because
a bicameral legislature with one house's composition based upon state population and another's on equal state representation
The Connecticut (Great) Compromise provided for
A system of republican representation helps to limit the excesses of factionalism.
Which of the following is argued by James Madison in The Federalist paper number 10?
It proposed a Senate with equal representation for each state and a House of Representatives with membership established according to the population of each state.
The Connecticut (Great) Compromise drafted at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 is significant for which of the following reasons?
People are best represented by a few politicians chosen to voice their issues.
Which of the following statements best reflects James Madison's beliefs about political representation as expressed in the passage (The Federalist 10)?
Article I, Section 2—"The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature."
Which of the following sections of the United States Constitution most concerns Madison according to the passage (The Federalist 10)?
Those who seek to represent the people may be tempted to act in their own interests instead.
Which of the following best describes Madison's primary concern about representative government?
believed a centralized government posed a major threat to individual rights
Brutus was an example of an Anti-Federalist because he
indicated that a strong, constitutionally designed national government was needed to protect property and maintain order
The importance of Shays' Rebellion to the development of the United States Constitution was that it
By creating a large republic, the new constitution made it less likely that a faction could gain enough power to completely dominate.
In The Federalist 10, James Madison argued that the new constitution would help control faction by doing which of the following?
dissatisfaction over safeguards of individual rights and liberties
All of the following were concerns about the Articles of Confederation that led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 EXCEPT
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