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c) independent judiciaries
a) the House of Representatives
b) the Senate
c) the president
d) the Office of Management and Budget
a) remained stable
b) risen slightly
c) fallen slightly
d) fallen sharply
a) political equality
b) equality of opportunity
c) majority rule
d) economic liberty
a) the full faith and credit clause
b) the necessary and proper clause
c) the republican government clause
d) the supremacy clause
a) Representation would be equal for each state.
b) Representation would be appointed according to population.
c) Representation would be proportionate to the share of taxes paid by each state to the federal government.
d)The powers of Congress would check those of state legislatures.
a) fair trade
b) laziness is folly
c) hard work
d) leave alone
a) revelations about the faulty information that led up to the war in Iraq
b) the government's inability to get the economy moving following the recession of 2008
c) an increase in the knowledge of how government operates
d) the bitter congressional battle over raising the national debt limit in 2011
a) a government too weak to do harm also cannot do good
b) power sharing is inherently unstable and too often violent
c) government of expressed powers will slip into an oligarchy
d) government may promote civil virtue only at the expense of national power
a) The federal government passed laws forbidding any regulation of capitalism.
b) The function of the federal government was to promote and assist commerce.
c) Dual federalism established property-holding requirements for federal officeholders.
d) The federal government was originally designed to regulate and control the marketplace.
a) categorical grant
b) formula grant
c) block grant
d) unfunded mandate
a) to reduce the power of the federal government
b) to increase the scope of federal regulations
c) to exercise a strong principle of preemption
d) a return to the days of national supremacy
a) James Madison
b) Abraham Lincoln
c) Harold Lasswell
d) Franklin Roosevelt
a) division of national government into two branches
b) division of the powers of the executive branch between two individuals: the president and the vice president
c) division of the powers of the executive branch between two individuals: the head of state and the head of government
d) division of Congress into two chambers
a) There has been a decline in the percentage of Americans who identify themselves as Protestants.
b) The average age of Americans has fallen.
c) There has been an increase in the percentage of Americans who live in urban areas.
d) The percentage of whites has decreased.
a) unitary; federal
b) federal; unitary
c) unitary; totalitarian
d) totalitarian; federal
a) uniformly high
b) low and spotty
c) high regarding local political figures but low regarding governmental processes
d) high concerning current events but low concerning history
a) the sole responsibility of the federal government
b) under the complete authority of state governments
c) shared by both state and federal authorities
d) provided by local government agencies
a) there was no president
b) the president was more powerful than Congress
c) the Senate was the most powerful political institution
d) the president was directly appointed by the state legislatures
a) American values often conflict with each other in practice.
b) Because of their diversity, Americans do not share a similar set of core political values.
c) The origins of American political values are found in the 1960s.
d) American politics relies on its value neutrality.
a) It provides representation based on population in the House of Representatives.
b) It provides each state with two senators regardless of population.
c) It provides for a system of direct democracy at the federal level.
d) It requires the federal government to spend the same amount of money in rural and urban areas of the country.
a) legal limits on government and the right of more people to vote
b) the right of revolution and the spread of socialism
c) debt relief for the poor and the right of citizens to hold office
d) the colonialism of the New World and the right of revolution
a) majority; a majority
b) two-thirds; three-fourths
c) three-fourths; a majority
d) majority; two-thirds
b) New York City
d) Washington, D.C.
a) The Compromise allowed for a political agreement between the North and the South.
b) The Compromise exacerbated conflicts between merchants and planters.
c) The Compromise allowed for a political agreement between large states and small states.
d) The Compromise permanently outlawed the slave trade.
a) It asserted that slavery was a "morally unjust" institution that should be outlawed.
b) It asserted that there were "unalienable rights" that could not be abridged by governments.
c) It asserted that laissez-faire capitalism would be the "supreme law of the land" in America.
d) It asserted that America was "first and foremost, a Christian nation."
a) the power to borrow money
b) the power to declare war
c) the power to abolish state boundaries
d) the power to regulate commerce
a) implied powers
b) expressed powers
c) sovereign powers
d) executive powers
a) the War of 1812
b) the Civil War
c) World War I
d) the Great Depression
a) "No taxation without representation"
b) "Give me liberty or give me death"
c) "Remember the Alamo"
d) "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
a) There has always been a clear and noncontroversial allocation of responsibilities between the states and the federal government.
b) Throughout American history, there has been considerable debate about the allocation of responsibilities between the states and the federal government.
c) Debates over the responsibilities allocated to the states and to the federal government first occurred in the 1980s.
d) Debates over the responsibilities allocated to the states and to the federal government ended with the Civil War.
a) liberty, equality, and democracy
b) democracy, patriotism, and the rule of law
c) equality, oligarchy, and free enterprise
d) anarchy, equality, and patriotism
a) increasing political knowledge
b( decreasing political knowledge
c) reducing political participation
d) reducing trust in government
a) increasing political knowledge
a) the first ten amendments to the Constitution
b) the first constitution the Founders wrote
c) the charter of freedom established by the English lords against the king
d) the Fourteenth Amendment
a) a grant-in-aid
b) an unfunded mandate
c) interstate commerce
d) a devolution
a) income tax
b) taxes on commercial products and activities
c) animal head tax
d) taxes for use of governmental services and lands
a) majority rule
b) political equality
c) popular sovereignty
d) minority rights
a) states that Congress is the most powerful branch of the government
b) establishes that no branch of the government is supreme over others
c) announces that the Constitution and all laws made under it are superior to any state laws
d) announces that state laws are superior to any federal laws
a) separation of powers
c) checks and balances
d) civil liberties
a) John Adams
b) Samuel Adams
d) Samuel Lipton
d) Alexander Hamilton
a) the closure of Boston Harbor by the British
b) the restrictions of colonists' movement to the West
c) a change in colonial government
d) the Boston Massacre
a) Americans strongly reject the ideal of popular sovereignty
b) Americans strongly endorse the ideal of equality of opportunity
c) Americans generally tolerate economic inequality
d) Americans vehemently oppose all forms of inequality
a) A group of citizens collecting signatures so that the public can vote on whether to enact a law guaranteeing minimum amounts of living space for pregnant pigs.
b) A citizen calling her representative to complain about potholes on local roads.
c) A citizen who was never active in politics choosing to run for Congress.
d) A group of citizens coming together to debate the pros and cons of higher taxes.
a) the decline of popular influence on government
b) more popular influence on government
c) the decline in citizenship
d) the spread of autocracy
a) powerful friends
c) political knowledge
d) strongly held convictions
a) New Deal
b) Great Society
c) New Federalism
d) New Frontier
a) the king of Great Britain
b) the popular majority
c) the northern merchants
d) George Washington
a) prevent the new government from abusing its power
b) end the slave trade
c) create a replica of the British political system
d) maximize popular sovereignty
a) it fully developed the concept of judicial review
b) it fully developed the concept of dual citizenship
c) it established the supremacy of the national government in all matters affecting interstate commerce
d) it determined that the forced relocation of the Five Civilized Tribes to Oklahoma was unconstitutional
a) The Founders' primary goal was to devise a system consistent with the dominant philosophical and moral principles of the day while also promoting commerce and protecting private property from radical state legislatures.
b) The Founders' primary goal was to devise a system that would lead to their own personal enrichment.
c) The Founders' primary goal was to devise a system of direct democracy that maximized popular sovereignty.
d) The Founders' primary goal was to devise a system that concentrated authority in one branch of government.
a) the French and Indian Wars
b) the cost of war against Napoleon in Europe
c) the expenses incurred in colonizing South Africa
d) the extensive roads and canals built by the British in North America
a) Veterans Affairs
b) Homeland Security
d) Health and Human Services
a) Herbert Hoover
b) Franklin Roosevelt
c) Dwight Eisenhower
d( Woodrow Wilson
a) allows citizens to vote directly on laws and policies
b) allows citizens to make, veto, or judge statutes personally
c) gives citizens a regular opportunity to elect top government officials
d) legally requires government officials to vote for policies that a majority of their constituents prefer
d) bicameral state
s) It is likely to lead to an increase in political participation and a renewed interest in political life.
b) It is likely to lead to a decline in political participation and a withdrawal from political life.
c) It is likely to lead to less dishonesty by elected representatives.
d) It is likely to lead to more initiatives and ballot referenda.
a) low inflation
b) job security
d) the absence of income taxes
a) added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution
b) included provisions for direct democracy in the Constitution
c) included the full faith and credit clause in the Constitution
d) included the elastic clause in the Constitution
a) the electoral college
c) the House of Representatives
a) those who opposed the new Constitution because they wanted a weaker central government
b) those who opposed the Constitution because it did not create a strong enough central government
c) those who opposed the Constitution because it did not provide women with the right to vote
d) those who supported the Constitution
a) requires the national government to accept a state's outstanding debt at the time of ratification
b) requires the national government to accept the outstanding federal debt accumulated under the Articles of Confederation
c) requires states to normally honor each other's public acts and legal decisions
d) requires states, but not the federal government, to run a balanced budget
a) an implied power
b) a reserved power
c) an expressed power
d) a concurrent power
a) establishing principles of good government
b) pursuing military glory and imperialism
c) promoting their economic interests
d) creating a religious community
a) governments were primarily democratic
b) totalitarian rule was common
c) governments rarely sought the support of their people
d) most governments were based on respect for the rule of law
a) allowed a large quota of new immigrants from northern European countries but only a small quota of new immigrants from eastern and southern European countries
b) allowed only a small quota of new immigrants from northern European countries but a large quota of immigrants from eastern and southern European countries
c) allowed the same quota of new immigrants from every country around the world
d) abolished the quota system for immigrants from certain countries
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