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American Democratic Ideals Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Individualism is the value that is committed to _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a benefit of a constitutional government, whether unitary or federal?

Question 3 3. In a representative democracy, _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 5 5. Which of the following goals do the rules of American politics accomplish?

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Question 6 6. Our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are based on principles that place emphasis on the good of the people, allowing their participation while protecting their individual rights. These principles are known as _____.

Question 7 7. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in June 1776. Name the person who led the drafting committee.

Question 8 8. In the country of Faketopia, citizens cannot vote public officials to office. Instead, the United Council of Faketopia has members that serve for life and appoint one another. The Council alone is in charge of creating, enforcing, and interpreting the laws that citizens must follow. According to this description, which of the following ideals does Faketopia lack?

Question 9 9. With this system, federal and state government responsibilities are highly intertwined. The government entities worked together to administer social programs. This best describes which of the following?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 11 11. The value of _____ proclaims that people should be free to think, speak, and act as they choose as long as they do not offend the freedom and rights of others.

Question 12 12. Which of the following BEST defines federalism?

Question 13 13. An Iowa congressman wants to become governor. He declared that he would be running by stating: 'If I become governor, I will reduce state taxes by 5% and make sure that commerce within our borders prospers. The great state of Iowa needs to increase its exports, and we will print money to encourage inflation, which will help trade. Finally, I will make sure that all licenses are available online so the people do not have to waste their time.' Which of the following is a promise that the candidate and the state government would NOT be able to fulfill?

Question 14 14. Which of the following documents served as our nation's first constitution?

Question 15 15. Your teacher is talking about the principles of capitalism and states: 'The main role of the government in capitalism is to ensure people have the freedom they need to buy and sell their goods and services in an open and competitive market. In doing so, the government should protect the right of anybody to own property and should protect workers. However, consumer protection is not important. Free competition will root out bad products, so the government doesn't need to protect consumers.' What did your teacher say that was NOT correct?

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Question 16 16. Why did the Revolutionary War break out in 1775 and which document officially ended the Revolutionary War in 1783?

Question 17 17. Which of the rules governing American politics tells us that the government's powers are limited by a written and defined legal framework, which is established as the highest law in the land?

Question 18 18. Why was the power of the federal government increased as a result of the New Deal?

Question 19 19. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy?

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Question 21 21. Identify which of the following is a trait of progressive federalism?

Question 22 22. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 23 23. Which value maintains that the United States is one indivisible nation and that Americans are a people bound by unbreakable ties?

Question 24 24. Which statement best describes democracy?

Question 25 25. John is talking to a coworker in the state legislature office who is complaining that what started as a joint project of the state and federal government is completely dependent upon federal funding. Thus, this project is completely dependent upon the federal government. What is this an example of?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an example of the way democracy is exercised in the modern political system of the United States?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is accurate when describing forms of government?

Question 28 28. Congress recently voted on a law that would allow the retroactive principle of increased taxation. The president vetoed the bill, but was eventually overruled by a 2/3 majority of Congress. In the end, the Supreme Court declared the bill unconstitutional. Why is this an example of the separation of powers?

Question 29 29. Which of the following scenarios is caused specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment?

Question 30 30. The United States currently utilizes which system of government?

American Democratic Ideals Chapter Exam Instructions

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