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The belief in limiting governmental power by a written charter is called _______?
Constitutionalim
The Declaration of Independence contains a strong belief that governement is the creation and servant of the ______
people
Under the Articles of Confederation the _____ retained most political power
states
The _______ solved the problem of how to count slaves for a purpose of congressional representation
three fifth compromise
Supporters of the proposed Constitution called themselves __________
Federalists
Direct election of the president by the people, Congress, or state legislatures was avoided by creation of the _____ ______
electoral college
The _______ authorizes Congress to pass laws allowing it to carry into execution its expressed powers.
elastic clause
John Marshall could not help William Marbury get his judicial appointment because the writ of mandamus he requested was not part of the Court's _______ jurisdiction.
orignal
T/F
The British Constitution can be changed by an act of Parliament
True
T/F
Virtual unanimity existed in the colonies in favor of declaring independence in 1776.
False
T/F
The Articles of Conderation provided for no separate executive and no national courts.
True
T/F
Once of the few successes of Congress under the Articles of Confederation was the Northwest Onlinance.
True
T/F
Under the original Constitution, a majority of Americans were denied representation and participation.
True
T/F
As written, the Constitution facilitates the creation of political parties and interest groups, called factions by Madison.
True
T/F
The Constitution of the United States is longer than most state constitutions.
False
All of the following are constitutional functions except
a) providing an outline for the organization of government
b) establishing a formal economic system for the nation
c) granting power to governmental institutions
d) serving as a symbol of the nation
b)establishing a formal economic system for the nation
Prior to the American Revolution, British leaders in London
a) attempted to force the colonies to raise armies for self defense
b) repealed the Townsend Acts, allowing the colonies to tax
c) gave colonies power to appoint their own governors
d) attempted to bring the colonies under more direct control
d) attempted to bring the colonies under more direct control
Which of the following is not a major theme of the Declaration of Independence?
a) Humankind shares an equality
b) Government is divinely ordained compact between people and God
c) the rights that all people intrinsically posses constitute a higher law binding government
d) Governments are bound by their own laws
b) Government is a divinely ordained compact between people and God
One of the main provisions of the Articles of Condereration was that
a) It guaranteed equal representation for the states
b) it established a weak separate executive department
c) the national courts were given only limited appellate jurisdiction
d) amendments could only be made with the approval of Congress and a majority of state legislatures
a) It guarenteed equal representation for the states
One of the major deficiencies of the Article of Confederation was
a) too great a policymaking role for the national courts.
b) the ability of the states to declare war separately
c) the ease by which the Articles could be amended by the states
d) the absense of sufficient power in the central government
d) the absense of sufficient power in the central governement
The 1786 Annapolis Convention was originally prooted as a means of
a) consolidating the American military forces
b) creating a uniform tariff policy toward Britain
c) improving commercial relations among the states
d) writing a new national constitution
c) improving commercial relations among the states
One of the few successes of the Articles of Conderation was the
a) Annapolis Convention
b) Northwest Ordinance
c) Townsend Acts
d) three-firths compromise
b) Northwest Ordinance
The framers of the Constitution
a) were among the most talented and intellectual people of the day
b) were mostly farmers
c) represented a reassembling of the generation that had set the Revolution in motion
d) were all committed to writing a completely new Constitution
a) were among the most talented and intellectual people of the day
In order for the New Constitution to go into effect it had to be approved by
a) all of the state legislatures
b) seven of the thirteen state legislatures
c) popularly elected conventions in nine states
d) popularly elected conventions in all of the states
c) popularly elected conventions in nine states