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"In determining questions in the United States in Congress assembled, each State shall have one vote."—Articles of Confederation

Could a person correctly argue that this quote violates the principle of popular sovereignty?

A person could not correctly argue that it is a violation because the quote shows states did have a voice in government.

One could not correctly argue that it is a violation because the quote shows that each state has equal power in Congress.

A person could correctly argue that is a violation because the states would have less power than the leaders in Congress.

One could correctly argue that it is a violation because the states have different populations and should have proportional votes.

Question 2

How did early American leaders think the Articles of Confederation would protect natural rights?

They included a separate Bill of Rights that listed specific rights related to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

They assumed that a strong federal government would be able to protect people better than separate states.

They felt that since no government can take natural rights away it was not necessary to put them in writing.

They believed that keeping the federal government weak would protect the rights of the states and people.

Question 3

How does the U.S. Constitution reflect the principle of democracy?

It creates a republic government, which is the same as democracy.

Most of the people can elect leaders and petition the government.

It creates a republic form of government run by only a few officials.

Most of the people have no role or effect on the legislative branch

Question 4

The principle of federalism is clearly evident in the U.S. Constitution through the

oath of the president

amendment process

branches' structure

supremacy clause



Question 5

Which of the following characteristics of the U.S. Constitution best reflects the principle of individual rights?

The framers added a Bill of Rights through the amendment process.

The framers gave people the right to abolish the executive branch.

It lists the natural rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

It lists the powers of government that belong to the people.

Question 6

Expressed powers are those that are

listed in the Constitution and belong to the state governments

listed in the Constitution and belong to the national government

implied by the Constitution and belong to the state governments

implied by the Constitution and belong to the national government

Question 7

The word "reserved" refers to powers that

belong only to state governments

belong to the national government

are shared by the states and nation

are determined only by the president

Question 8

The executive branch has the responsibility of

creating new laws for the good of the nation

interpreting laws that are questioned by states

enforcing laws passed by the legislative branch

determining responsibilities of the other branches

Question 9

The judicial branch is

the president and the vice president

only the Supreme Court and its staff

a system of state and federal courts

representatives from all 50 states

Question 10

Which of the following makes a true statement?

Concurrent powers are those that are exclusive to the states, such as ratifying amendments.

Concurrent powers are those that are exclusive to national government, like printing money.

Delegated powers are those that are exclusive to national government, like printing money.

Delegated powers are those that are exclusive to the states, such as ratifying amendments.

Question 11

An example of a shared or concurrent power is the power to

run elections

print money

declare war

make laws

Question 12

"To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;"—U.S. Constitution

The power described in this quote belongs to the

international government

national government

state governments

local governments

Question 13

Which of the following quotes best reflects the principle of popular sovereignty in the Declaration of Independence?

"For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury."

"He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected."

"He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures."

"All men âre endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
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