The United States Federal Government System.

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Answer the multiple choice questions that deal with our Constitution.

  
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1.  In the United States, what is the supreme law of the land?
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2.  What is the first part of this document called?
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3.  The United States government shares power with the states. What is this system called?
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4.  The branches of the federal government are intended to share power in order to prevent tyranny. What is this sharing of powers called?
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5.   Which of the following is NOT a qualification for election to the presidency?
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6.  How long is the term of office for the president?
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7.  What is the maximum number of times a person can be elected president?
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8.  As Commander-in-Chief of the United States armed forces, the president has the power to declare war.
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9.  What is the Electoral College?
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10.  How many electors does each state have?
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11.  A political party is...
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12.  Evaluate the following statement - "There are only two major political parties in the United States: the Democrats and the Republicans."
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13.  Who has responsibility to govern the District of Columbia, the seat of government?
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14.  The Founders believed that import duties should be enough to cover the rather modest financial requirements of the federal government. In case additional revenues were required, however, what type of tax did they recommend?
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15.  Which of the following are checks that Congress has on the Supreme Court?
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16.  When the Constitution was adopted, candidates for president had to be either natural-born citizens of the United States or naturalized citizens. True or false?
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17.  Can an American lose his or her citizenship by voting in a foreign country?
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18.  Suppose a person is convicted of a crime, but the decision is reversed on a technicality by a higher court. Can the accused be tried again before a new jury, or is the individual protected by the double jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment?
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19.  The group most likely to approve of the Articles of Confederation would be?:
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20.  In order to become a law, a bill in Congress must?
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21.  Which of the following amendments to the Constitution was NOT part of the Bill of Rights?
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22.  According to the Constitution, the president is chosen by?
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23.  Those who opposed ratification of the Constitution were called?:
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24.  A major weakness of the Articles of Confederation was that they?:
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25.  What is the minimum number of years of citizenship required to serve as a justice on the U. S. Supreme Court?
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26.  What do we call a change to the Constitution?  
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