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Unit 1 Test: Foundations Of American Govt

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Unit 1 Test: Foundations of American Govt
This test is designed to evaluate students' knowledge of Virginia Civics and Economics SOLs 2. A and 2. B

  
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1.   This group of  founding fathers created the United States of America's first plan of government which  gave individual states most of the major powers. What early governing body is this?
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2.  This fundamental political principle is idea that people are the source of government power and must agree or give permission to the government to be governed.
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3.  Citizens gave their consent to be governed to President Obama by voting.
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4.  The police not having the power to search your home whenever they feel like is an example of what fundamental political principle?
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5.  Using our fundamental political principles, what powers does the government have?
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6.  If the mayor of Culpeper drinks and drives and gets arrested, then clearly the law applies to him and any other citizens who do the same. This is an example of which fundamental political principle?
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7.  This picture is of the ruins of the Areopagus in Athens, Greece. This place served as the birth place for which fundamental political principle which in Greek means "rule of the people".
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8.  In Ancient Greece, citizens themselves made and carried out laws in what is known as a direct democracy. However, currently in America we have officials we elect to make and carry out laws for us. This fundamental principle is known as what?
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9.  If a leader must have the consent of the governed, then is it possible for citizens to transfer the consent to another leader when given the oppurtunity?
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10.  What is a fundamental political principle?
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11.  This picture is the seal of the Virginia Company whose charters gave colonists the rights of full rights. Who authorized for colonists to have these rights?
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12.  The Charters of the Virginia Company laid the groundwork for what in the New World as it allowed for colonists to work with Colonial governors to make laws?
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13.  This picture is of the author the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Who is this famous Virginian and founding father?
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14.  This document included ideas about natural rights, freedom of press and religion, and the notion of property and fair trials. It would serve as the model for the Bill of Rights years after it was enacted as a plan of government for one of the colonies.
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15.  2.) He (King George III) has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained, and, when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.5.) He (King George III) has dissolved representative houses repeatedly for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.These grievances or complaints written by Thomas Jefferson are most likely from what document?           
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16.  Jefferson wrote these words in the Declaration of Independence "it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government" in reference to colonists and the King of England's rule. What does this quote represent?
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17.  The Declaration of Independence builds on the idea of natural rights written about by John Locke and George Mason. Thomas Jefferson refers to these rights as "certain unalienable rights". What are they?
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18.  Complete this analogy involving Declaration of Independence quotes and fundamental political principles."all men are created equal" is to _________________as"deriving their just powers from...the governed" is to consent of the governed
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19.  What was America's first plan of government which included a weak national government lacking the power to tax or regulate interstate commerce.
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20.  Under the Articles of Confederation, who had most of the major powers?
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21.  Why was the U.S. Constitution eventually written and adopted as the United States of America's plan of government?        
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22.  Jefferson also wrote this document which would later serve as the model for the 1st amendment as lead to the separation of church and government.
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23.  Current plan of government for the United States including a federalist system which balances power between a national government and state governments.
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24.  What are the 10 amendments included in the U.S. Constitution known as?
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25.  Which of the following is not an individual right protect in the Bill of Rights
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26.  What is civics?
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