Civics And American Government Cp : Midterm

25 Questions  I  By Bliss800 on November 7, 2008
Mid Term Examination For Civics & Government - College Prep LevelTextbook:  Civics, Citizens In Action by Merrill Publishing Company

  
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1.  The latin word "civis" which means citizen, is the root of this word that means "the study of rights and responsibilities of citizens."
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2.  A government in which the people hold the final authority to rule is:
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3.  A government in which one person rules is a:
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4.  Government in which one person or a group of people rule:
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5.  The prefix of this word means "little" or "few", and refers to a government by a few individuals or a small group:
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6.  An economic system in which most of the means of production, distribution and exchange are owned privately:
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7.  An economic system in which the government owns and controls basic industries:
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8.  An economic system in which the means of production, distribution and means of exchange are controlled by society as a whole:
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9.  "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..." is the beginning of which important document:
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10.  A form of government, with roots in ancient Greece hundred years ago, in which the people take part directly in ruling.  (Hint:  Each eligible voting citizen participates in deciding each issue of law)
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11.  Which King affixed his seal to the Magna Carta in 1215?
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12.  The Magna Carta had a profound impact on the monarchy because it is the first time that the King was required to do what?
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13.  The first permanent English settlement in America was created in1607 in:
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14.  The Mayflower Compact was an agreement signed by the 41 passengers of the Mayflower upon their arrival in America.  The purpose of this agreement was to:
15.  In 1766, the British decided to repeal a number of taxes due to boycotts and some outbreaks of violence, including this controversial law that imposed a tax on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. (Hint: Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed according to this law.)
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16.  In order to protest the British imposition of unfair and excessive taxes upon the American colonists, this notorious event involved colonists dressing as Indians and dumping entire cargo loads of tea into the harbor:
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17.  In response to boycotting and violence by the colonists, the British Parliament passed a set of laws to punish and limit the freedoms of the colonists, which were called:  (Hint:  The Boston Tea Party was a significant factor in Britain's outrage at the colonists and greatly contributed to the formation of this set of laws, which outraged the colonists even further.)
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18.  Fighting broke out between the Colonists and the British in April 1775 at the following historic locations:
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19.  This historic document, declaring the independence of the new America from British rule, was written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, with the help of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman. (Hint: It received final approval on July 4, 1776).
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20.  The national anthem of the United States is "The Star Spangled Banner", and was composed by which American patriot:
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21.  Even as the Declaration of Independence was being written, another group of patriots was working on our nation's first national constitution, which was passed by the Congress in 1777, and is known as:
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23.  Based upon this agreement, the Articles of Confederation would be replaced by a new document entitled The Constitution.  The name of the agreement that led to this shift was:
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24.  The first President of the United States:
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25.  This new law enacted in 1789 provided for appeals from the states to the federal court.  (Hint:  The importance of this new law was that a federal court would have final authority in deciding issues that were being appealed.)
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