Principles Of Democracy Assessment

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  • 1. 
    “That all government of right originates from the people;...they have...the right to alter, reform, or abolish their form of Government....” – Article 1, Maryland Declaration of Right Which of these constitutional principles is described in Article 1 of the Maryland Declaration of Rights?
    • A. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • B. 

      Workers Compensation

    • C. 

      Eminent domain

    • D. 

      Majority rule with minority rights protected

  • 2. 
    The right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure is an example of which of the following concepts?
    • A. 

      Delegated power

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      General welfare

    • D. 

      Individual Rights

  • 3. 
    “The accumulation of all powers…in the same hands…may be pronounced as the very definition of tyranny.” - James Madison James Madison was arguing on behalf of which of the following Constitutional principles?
    • A. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • B. 

      Presidential Appointment

    • C. 

      Judicial Review

    • D. 

      Separation of Powers

  • 4. 
    Which of the following principles holds that government may do only those things that the people have given it the power to do?
    • A. 

      Limited Government

    • B. 

      Separation of Powers

    • C. 

      Checks of Balances

    • D. 

      Judicial Review

  • 5. 
    Which of these is an example of following the Rule of Law?
    • A. 

      Citizens vote for a new amendment

    • B. 

      The General Assembly approves the governor’s budget.

    • C. 

      The governor is impeached for wrongdoing.

    • D. 

      Political parties hold a convention to nominate candidates.

  • 6. 
    The Immigration Act of 1990 insures that entry visas are issued fairly, regardless of race, sex, or nationality.  What principle does this illustrate?
    • A. 

      Equal protection under the law

    • B. 

      Due process

    • C. 

      Sovereign immunity

    • D. 

      Checks and Balances

  • 7. 
    “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility” –The U.S. Constitution Which concept is the basis of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • B. 

      Judicial Review

    • C. 

      Confederation

    • D. 

      Authoritarian

  • 8. 
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution… are reserved to the States… or to the people…” – Article 3, Maryland Declaration of Rights Which of these principles of government is described in the excerpt?
    • A. 

      Each branch of government has different responsibilities.

    • B. 

      State governments exist at the will of the federal government.

    • C. 

      Powers are divided among different levels of government.

    • D. 

      Citizens elect representatives in government to make laws.

  • 9. 
    A law passed by Congress and signed by the President was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Which concept is being highlighted in the actions of the Supreme Court? 
    • A. 

      Eminent domain

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Arraignment

  • 10. 
    Which of these is an example of federalism?
    • A. 

      Representatives rewrite a bill in committee meetings.

    • B. 

      State and National government share responsibility over the environment.

    • C. 

      The President enforces a law passes by Congress.

    • D. 

      The President fires a cabinet member who is performing poorly.