Chapter 9 History Test Prep.

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History Quizzes & Trivia

Remember to use your notes. Please answer true or false.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The main job of the legislative branch is to enforce and carry out federal laws. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The framers designed a system of checks and balances to keep any one branch of government from becoming too powerful. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Federalism is the Supreme Court's power to declare a law unconstitutional.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A bill cannot become a law until it is proposed by the president and apporved by Congress. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Enforcing and carrying out federal laws is the MOST important task of the executive branch. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Congress uses the "elastic clause" to declare actions of the president unconstitutional. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Resolving disputes under the law is the responsibility of the judicial branch. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Constitution has survived for more than 200 years because it combines a strong framework for the governement with flexibility. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The power to ratify treaties belongs to Supreme Court. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The President has the power to veto laws passed by Congress. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The House or the Senate can propose an amendment to the Consitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    An amendment may be ratified by three fourths of the members of Congress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    There are four ways to propose and ratify a constitutional amendment. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Goals of the government are listed in the Preamble.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    " We the People" tell  us that the authority of the Constitution comes from ordinary Americans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The word tranquility in the Preaamble means relaxation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The words "Provide for the common Defense" in the Preamble mean protect Americans from foreign enemies. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The words "Secure the Blessings of Liberty" in the Preamble BEST justify the creation of federal courts. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The words "Our Posterity" in the Preamble refer to descendants. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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