Chapter 2 (the Constitutional Framework) P.33-61 - For Test 1

41 Questions  I  By Treedy on August 27, 2008
Quiz over Chapter 2 , The Constitutional Framwork pp 33 -61

  

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1.  Who wrote Common Sense ?
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2.  The Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on ______
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3.  For the framers of the Constitution, the word “democracy” generally had a favorable affirmative meaning.
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4.  Who introduced a resoloution declaring that the colonies "are, and of right out to be, free and independent States" p. 35
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5.  Of the 1.85 million living in the colonies, 400,000 were
6.  The Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Constitution is housed in:
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7.  What are the branches of national goverenment
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8.  The U.S. was the first nation to have a written Constitution.
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9.  The Declaration of Independence was written in ___________
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10.  Name the first five states to ratify the Constitution in order
11.  _________ declares that the laws passed by Congress " shall be the supreme Law of the Land"
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12.  What year was the ERA proposed?
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13.  All colonies had written charters that set forth their form of government and the rights of citizens.
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14.  Who issued the Magna Carta in 1215?
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15.  What was the name of Thomas Jefferson's home/estate in Virgina ?
16.  The provisions of the Constitution that divide power among the three branches of government is:
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17.  Which state sealed the deal on the ratification of the Constitution?
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18.  The Bill of Rights where added to the Constitution in __________
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19.  How many states were needed to ratify the Constitution in 1787?
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20.  In 1998 the Supreme court upheld the principle of affirmative action
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21.  Before the Consitiution was framed, a weak central government has been established under the Articles of Confederation.
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22.  Which amendment was purposed and ratified after President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a 4th term in 1944?
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23.  How many men signed the Constitution?
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24.  What yeat did the Puritans land at Plymouth ?
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25.  The Watergate and Iran-contra scandals in the 1970 and 1980s targeted two presidents for impeachment.  They are:
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26.  The _________ &  __________ provide the basic framework of American government.
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27.  Supremacy clause means that federal laws are supreme over any conflicting state laws.
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28.  Jefferson's draft of the Delaration of Independence orginally included an attack on slavery ?
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29.  Which three states had unanimous voting for the ratification of the Constitution?
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30.  The Great Compromise is also known as the _____________.
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31.  When did the Constitution go into effect?
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32.  Which amendment was purposed and ratified after President Dwight Eisenhouser had a heart attack and the murder of JFK?  
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33.  The pamphlet "Common Sense" attacked what Britsh monarch (p.35)
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34.  The Legislative branch of the government consist of _________ & ____________
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35.  Rhode Island and Connecticut are:
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36.  ___________ is the belief that all people possess certain basic rights that may not be adbridged by government.
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37.  The group of English Puritans who had separated from the Church of England where known as the _________________.
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38.  Which amendment was the only one to be ratified by state conventions?
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39.  A group of indepdent states or nations that come together for a common purpose and whose central authority is usually limited to defense and foreign relations is known an (a) _______
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40.  Constitutional powers and functions of government are shared by the national government and the states are known a (as) ____________.
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41.  Through 2006, the Constitution had been amended over 55 times 
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