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T/F
Ancient Rome had a highly developed system of government.
True
T/F
According to the textbook, democracy is the best form of government for those who are able to govern themselves.
True
T/F
The term "state" always refers to a country
False
T/F
Another term for "state" is "body politic"
True
T/F
Today the population of the United States is concentrated in rural areas
False
T/F
The Constitution requires that a national census be taken every 4 years
False
T/F
Trial by jury is not a part of America's cultural or social inheritance
False
T/F
The quota system, which began in 1921, sets a limit on the number of immigrants admitted too the United States
True
T/F
The United States is a unitary state because power is divided between the national (central) governmet and the state (local) governments.
False
T/F
When the first Europeans came to America, the found an uninhabited continent
False
T/F
By "Americanization" we mean the process in which newcomers to the United States learn English and become familiar with American history and government.
True
T/F
The institution possesing the supreme power within the state is called the government
True
One purpose of good government is to assure to each citizen
The fruits of his or her labor
A nation which directly or indirectly elects its leaders is called
A republic
The physical environment of a nation refers to that nation's
Geography and climate
The account of the origin of government now thought to be the true one is that it
was the result of gradual evolution, starting with the family and clan
After the Revolution the first addition of a large amount of land to our nation's territory came as a result of the
Louisiana purchase
The first and fundamental social group is thought to be the
Family
A government in which the chief magistrate holds office by hereditary right is called
a monarchy
Which group was excluded from the United States by the Immigration Act of 1924
Asians
The practice of nominating Presidential candidates by party conventions is an example of development of government through
Usage
According to the textbook the fronteir influenced our cultural heritage by encouraging
Individual freedom
The attitude that government should interfere as little as possible with the daily life of people is called
Laissez-faire
Name the three things essential to a state
Government
Population
Territory
Name the three influinces on the form of government
Physical Environment
Social Environment
Cultural Inheritance
Give the abnormal forms of:
Monarchy
Aristocracy
Democracy
Tyranny
Oligarchy
Mob rule
Cultural inheritance
The history and tradition of a people
Supporters of the theory of divine right
Stuart Kings
An English philosopher who wrote on the "consent of the governed" theory
John Locke
An ancient Greek philosopher
Aristotle
Example of a federal state
Switzerland
Example of a Unitary State
Great Britain
T/F
The movement of population since the early 19th century has been away from rural districts and toward urban centers
True
T/F
The "center of population" in the United States has remained the same since 1790
False
T/F
Today the suburban population is inicreasing
True
T/F
Today the people of the United States are evenly distributed over the face of the land
False
T/F
Before 1896, most of the immigrants to the United States came from Italy, Russia, Central Europe, and Asia
False
Before 1896, most of the immigrants to the United States came from England, Ireland, and Germany
True
T/F
The quota system set up in 1921 favored immigrants from asia
False