C. Wright Mills.
Both national and state governments.
All levels of government.
Should be nurtured by a free nation.
Should play a minor role on any free nation.
Are central to the creation of a free nation.
Are undesirable but inevitable in a free nation.
Are necessary to control the masses in a free nation.
A congressional vote of no confidence against the president.
A Supreme Court decision.
A majority vote of one house of Congress.
A majority of the state legislatures.
A majority of state-wide conventions.
Direct democracy must be preserved at all costs.
Individual liberties must be protected by the national government.
Not all citizens are well-suited to participate in government.
More power should be concentrated in state and local governments.
Tyranny was a more realistic political fear than anarchy.
It is always derived from the consent of the governed.
It is defined as the right to use power.
It resides in government, not in the private sector.
It typically results from the use of force.
It is the opposite of legitimacy.
Neither federal nor state governments
Federal and local governments
It became increasingly under attack as Protestantism spread.
It mirrored the hierarchical design of the Catholic Church.
It eventually evolved into the social contract theory.
It is one of the theories of the creation of the state.
It equated acting against the state with acting against God.
I and II only
II, III and IV only
I, II and IV only
III and IV only
That a proposal can be accomplished with a constitutional convention called by Congress at the request of 2/3 of the states.
That there are four separate formal amendment methods.
That the method of ratification is determined by Congress.
That the method of proposal by constitutional convention has raised some concerns regarding the scope of the convention.
That ratification can be accomplished with a 2/3 vote in both houses of Congress.
Congress was barred from legislating on the slave trade until a specified date.
A slave was counted as 3/5 of a person.
A fugitive slave clause was included.
Slave states received a political benefit by increasing the numbers of slaves.
Slaves had only 3/5 the rights of other citizens.
Separation of powers
Checks and balances
They made up the majority of the Constitution's framers.
They supported a strong central government.
They feared the political decisions the masses might enact.
They had a great deal of popular support among early Americans.
They believed the Articles of Confederation granted “too” much democracy.
The Great Depression.
The Great Society.
Checks and balances.
No legislative or judicial bodies.
Only legislative and executive bodies.
Only an executive body with legislative powers.
Only a legislative body, consisting of a unicameral Congress.
Only a legislative body, consisting of a bicameral Congress.
Elite theories concentrate on the role of interest groups; pluralist theories emphasize the role of individuals.
Elite theories argue that a single minority dominates politics in all policy areas; pluralist theories argue that many minorities compete for power in different policy areas.
Elite theories argue that social status is the major source of political power; pluralist theories argue that wealth is the major source.
Elite theories emphasize the multiple access points that interest groups have to public officials; pluralist theories stress the limits in the number and effectiveness of such access points.
Elite theories view government as efficient; pluralist theories view it as slow and wasteful
Control interstate commerce.
Protecting individual property rights.
Protecting new immigrants from persecution.
Expanding the borders of the country.
Ensuring procedural due process at the state level.
Whether or not taxes are constitutional.
Whether or not the federal government can tax the states
Whether or not the executive branch can tax the legislative branch.
Whether or not the states can tax the federal government.
Whether or not the Supreme Court can hear cases regarding taxes.
State governments must always defer to the national government.
The national government must always defer to the Supreme Court.
A “ladder of laws” with the Constitution at the top.
An unrestrained power of the national government to tax local entities.
An interpretation of the necessary and proper clause that favored the states.