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1.  Which of the following is the only stated constitutuional responsibility of the vice president
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2.  The constitutino's provision that congress has the right to "make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution" its pwers is oftern referred to as the
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3.  Madison believed that in order to prevent a "tyranny of the majority" the new government should inclue all the following EXCEPT
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4.  Which of the following principles is most fundamental to democratic theory?
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5.  In dual federalism
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6.  Under the original constitutuion, which branch or branches of government were selected directly by the citizens?
  1. the president and vice president
  2. the supreme court
  3. the senate
  4. the house of representatives
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7.  According to the constitutuion, each state was entitled to how many senators?
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8.  Which of the following statements best reflects the political philosophy established after the colonists achieved their independence?
  1. the former colonists eliminated property criterion for political office
  2. the former colonists recognized the need for a strong executive
  3. the former colonists believed that the state should become the dominant political and social force
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9.  Which of the following represetns a major reason why the electoral college was creatd
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10.  Which of the following is the best examply of a right of the minority
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11.  In evalutating american democracy, hyperpluralistrs
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12.  Which of the following provisions of the Republican Contract with America addresses the issue of federalism?
  1. term limits constitutional amendment
  2. balance budget constitutional amendment
  3. welfare reform act
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13.  In determining congressional representation and taxation, the constitutuion
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14.  Which of the following are considered linkage institutions?
  1. congress
  2. political parties
  3. the media
  4. the courts
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15.  The principal type of federal aide for states and localities is
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16.  Which of the following documents created a compromise that led to the formation of a bicameral legislature?
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17.  Which of the followeing theorie contends that our society is divided along class lines and that a narrow upper-classs strate rules regardless of the formal organization of government?
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18.  Which of these was NOT a principle established in the case of McCulloch V. Maryland
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19.  In saenz v. roe the supreme court ruled that
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20.  The supremacy clase of the constitution states that all of the following are the supreme law of the land, EXCEPT
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21.  The arrangement by which individuals gane power through competition for the people's vote is called
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22.  Which of the following illustrates the effects that the system of checks and balances and sep0aration of pwers has on the legislative process
  1. it does not fabor the party in power
  2. it can creat gridlock
  3. it usually makes change easy to come by
  4. it can encourage political compromise
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23.  The bill of rights was added to the constitution
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24.  Which step in the development of public policy occures first?
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25.  John locke believed in each of the following EXCEPT
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26.  In united staes v. lopez, the supreme court ruled that
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27.  The constitutional basis of dual federalism can be found in
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28.  In Annapolis, Maryland, in 1786, delegates from five states met to discuess
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29.  Pluralistic theory contends that in the US
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30.  The supreme court in texas V. johnson
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31.  The effects a policy has on people and problems is called
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32.  The conneticut compromise at the sontitutional convention
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33.  Federalism is
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34.  Politics is defined as
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35.  Which of the following federal policies exemplifies the implied pwers of congress?
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36.  When the articles of confederation were adopted, the nation's major concern was dominated by
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37.  In _______ federalism, the powers and policy assignments of different levels of government are like a marble cake, with mingles responsibilities and blurred distictions between layers of governement.
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38.  Creative federlism of the great society was characterized by
  1. shared costs between the national and state governments
  2. guidelines and rules set down by the federal government
  3. singular administration of programs
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39.  All the following represent examples of limited government EXCEPT
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40.  How did the antifederalists differ from the federalists?
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41.  An institution through which society makes and enforces its public policies is
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42.  Which of the following best represents the components of fiscal federalism
  1. the passage of funded mandates
  2. the passage of revenue sharing measures
  3. the passage of categorical grants
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43.  Which statements best reflects what the united states constitution represents?
  1. the constitution is a basic gramework for the government
  2. the constitutuion is an explanation of the way government operates, asigning separate powers to each branch and guaranteeing citizens their rights
  3. the constitution is the supreme law of the land
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44.  All of the following supreme court cases dealt with the issue of federalism EXCEPT
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45.  The main instrument the national government use to infuence the state governments is
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46.  Which of the following statements best describes the articles of confederation
  1. domination of the government by the states
  2. a national congress with one house and no executive
  3. no national court system
  4. no ability of the central government to enforce the collection of taxes
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47.  Only the national government is allowed to
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48.  The power to directly regulate drinking ages, marriage and divorce, and sexual behavior and the like has been granted...
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49.  In determining the power of congress to regulate commerce in the case of  gibbons v. ogden, the supreme court
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50.  Richard nixon and ronald reagan's vision of a new federalism favored
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51.  Ratification of the constitution was done by
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52.  All the following are considered enumerated powers of the congress EXCEPT
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53.  All of the following are examples of how federalism decentralizes our policie EXCEPT
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54.  Which of the following resulted after the supreme court made a ruling in baker v. carr
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55.  All of the following are considered enumerated powers of the congress  EXCEPT
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56.  Opposition to ratification of the constitution was based on the belief that it would
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57.  The americans with disablitites act requres states and local governments to provide equal access for the disabled. this is an example of a(n)
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58.  Fiscal federalism is
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59.  The supreme court in marbury v. madison asserted the power of the court to
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60.  The primary thrust of the original intent and wording of the tenth amendment is that
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