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U.S. Government - Chapter 1 & 2 Quiz

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1.  What is the difference between "Politics" and "Government"?
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2.  Things government decides to do such as implementing taxes, defense, education, etc are:
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3.  There are three kinds of power: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Legislative power/branch is mainly responsible for what?
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4.  There are three kinds of power: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Executive power/branch is mainly responsible for what?
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5.  There are three kinds of power: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Judicial power/branch is mainly responsible for what?
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6.  Which of the following types of government leaves the responsibility to exercise power on ony one person or a very few about of self elected people?
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7.  A body of people, lving in a defined territory, organized politically and with power to make and enforce law without the consent of any higher authority is called:
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8.  Thomas Hobbes said certain things were necessary to avoid "war of every man against every man," and Aristotle explained that "man is by nature a political animal." What were they referring to? What kind of government is this essential to and why?
9.  The theory that refers to the origins of the government to have been a small group that simply took control is called:
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10.  The theory that refers to the origins of the government to have been a God-given right to rule, a theory particularly popular during the 15th through 18th centuries, is called
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11.  The theory that refers to the origins of the government to have slowly developed from the early, traditional family structure, with a head of the household is called
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12.  The theory that refers to the origins of the government to have evolved from Locke, Hobbes and Rousseau's beliefs that you must give up some individual power to promote order is called:
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13.  Which of the following is NOT a purpose of government outlined in the Preamble?
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14.  Which of the following is NOT a way of classifying government?
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15.  WHich of the following is not a type of dictatorship?
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16.  Explain the difference between unitary, federal and confederate forms of government. Give an example of each if possible (for sure you should be able to give me an example of two of them)
17.  The American principle of democracy rests of five basic principles. Which of the five principles refers to having the same opportunities, rights, and obligations under the law?
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18.  The American principle of democracy rests of five basic principles. Which of the five principles refers to bending and adjusting competing views to find a position acceptable to the greatest amount of people?
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19.  The American principle of democracy rests of five basic principles. Which of the five principles refers to the balance of liberty and authority?
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20.  Which illustrates the law of supply and demand?
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21.  In a free-enterprise economic system, also know as a capitalist system, the government has how much control?
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22.  Our political beginnings were adapted from
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23.  Which of the following English Documents challenged the idea of the divine right of kings, declaring that even a monarch must obey the law of the land?
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24.  Which of the following English Documents introduced the idea that the power of the monarchy was not absolute, hence the concept of limited government?
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25.  Although al lthe colonies had different characteristics, what similarities did they share?
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26.  Which is NOT one of the types of English Colonies?
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27.  Wha kind of relationship that the England have with the 13 colonies?
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28.  Explain "No taxation without representation"
29.  In 1754, Benjamin Franklin proposed an annual conference of delegates for the 13 colonies to discussthe problema of colonial trade and the danger of attacks by the French and their Native American allies. What was this called?
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30.  Which was the first formal oppostition against the British government?
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31.  Which derved as the first government of the United States and alsted five years?
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32.  Richard Lee offered a resolution saying the colonies should be free and independent states. Going forth with this resolution, Franklin, Adams, Sherman, Livingston and Jefferson prepared a proclamation speaking of the "repeated injuries and ursurpations" that led the colonists to revolt. What was this document called?
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33.  What are 3 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? Why were they considered weaknesses?
34.  When was "the Critical Period"
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35.  Despite their disputes regarding trade issues, which two states met at Mount Vernon (hence initiating the movement toward a federal plan for regulating commerce)?
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36.  Mount Vernon led to a joint meeting in Annapolis and later one in Philidelphia in which seven of the States had named delegates (later to be known as the framers). In this meeting the Articles of Confederation were revised  and alterations were made with the intentions of preserving the Union. This meeting became known as:
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37.  Which meeting called for a new government with three seperate but equal branches?
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38.  Which meeting agreed that COngress should be composed pf two houses in which the Senate would represent all states equally and the House qould be based on population?
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39.  The Federalists
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40.  Explain the three-fifths compromise and its importance.
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