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15 Cards in this Set

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Which of these is true about the United States Constitution?

Centralizes political power?
Is superceded only by decress of the Pres.?
Sets natural rules for the game of politics?
All of these?
The Declaration of Independence was primarily
a polemic, announcing and justifying a revolution.
The primary author of the Declaration of Independence was
Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Independence
became one of the most important statements of American political philosophy.
The American Revolution was based upon the ideas of
European political thinkers
The foundation of John Locke's philosophy was that human beings. . .
derive their rights from nature
Which of these was NOT amoung John Locke's key philosophical concepts?
Checks and Balances
John Locke's ideas on natural rights were related to human law in that
Natural rights were considered higher than human law.
John Locke believed in each of the following except
divine right of kings
The Declaration of Independance argued that
people should revolt when the suffer deep injustices.
Reflecting the natural rights philosophy, the D of I stated that govts dervie their just powers from
The consent of the governed
THe justification for seperation from england in the D of I was based heavily on the ideas of the English philosopher
John Locke
THe sole purpose of the govt according to John locke, was
to protect natural rights
John Locke believed that the " end of govt" was
preservation of property
In john Locke's philosophy, the requirements that standing laws be known and private property be preserved. . .
impose two major limits on the government