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Chapter 2 - The Constitution

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1.  Which of the following statements is FALSE?
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2.  During the colonial period, the British king and Parliament
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3.  The motion for declaring the United STates as free and independent was made by
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4.  Which of the following concepts is inconsistent with the political phiosophy associated with John Locke?
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5.  John Locke held that people should revolt when 
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6.  Which of the following Lockean concepts of government does not have a direct parallel in Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence?
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7.  The American Revolution drastically altered the colonists' way of life
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8.  Our first constitution was the Articles of Confederation
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9.  Most governmental authority in the early American experience rested with 
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10.  The Articles of Confederaton established the 
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11.  The continental congress did not have the power to
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12.  Which of the following did not occur under the articles of confederation?
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13.  Shays' Rebellion was
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14.  Which of the followig does not in general describe the "Gentelmen in Piladelplhia?"
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15.  james Madison believed that factions would check themselves
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16.  The philosophy of the Founders was based in part on
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17.  Which of the following was NOT one of the key equality issues debated at the COnstitutional Convention?
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18.  Representation of the states in Congress was settled at the Constitutional Convention with the 
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19.  Regarding the issue of slavery, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed
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20.  Delegates to the Constitutional Convention left it up to the states to decide who could vote in national elections
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21.  One of the major economic issues that the writers of the COnstitution felt they needed to address was
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22.  Which of the following statements is TRUE?
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23.  The original Constitution says very little about personal freedoms.
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24.  A writ of habeas corpus
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25.  The principle of separation of powers resulted from the fact that the Constitution writers feared the possibility of a tyranny of the majority.
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26.  The Madisonian model of government is based on the idea that
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27.  In the MAdisonian model of government, majority rule is accomplished by the election of the
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28.  The president's veto power is an example of
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29.  The Madisonian system
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30.  The final version of the Constitution was read aloud at a public meeting in Philadelphia.
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31.  Immediately after the Constitution was singed the delegates to the convention
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32.  The Federalist Papers were published under the name
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33.  The Anti - Federalists were an unpatriotic and un-American group
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34.  Which of the following was NOT an Anti-Federalist argument against the ratification of the COnstitution?
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35.  The COnstitution was ratified by
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36.  An unwritten constitution
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37.  An amendment to the Constitution can be ratified either by the legislature of 3/4ths the states or by special conventions called in 3/4ths the states.
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38.  Taken as a whole, the amendments to teh Constitution make it
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39.  The Equal Rights Amendment failed in part because of the system of checks and balances
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40.  The Constitution does not formally provide for
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41.  The case of Marbury v. Madison 
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42.  The writers of the COnstitution
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43.  The roles of political parties and members of the electoral college are examples of constitutional change through political practice.
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44.  Which of the following statements regarding the US Constitution is FALSE?
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45.  The Consittution is in many ways an undemocratic, even anti-democratic document.
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46.  Which of the following statements regarding the Constitution is FLASE?
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47.  During the early years of the civil rights movement, African Americans had the most luck getting their interests on the political agenda through the 
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48.  The separation of powers and the system of check and balances promote
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49.  The first constitution of the United States
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