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American Democratic Ideals Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

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Question 2 2. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

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Question 3 3. Congress recently voted on a law that would allow the implementation of harsher sentences for people working in the NSA who disclose confidential information. 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. The actions taken by the Supreme Court are an example of _____.

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Question 4 4. Which of the following individuals is associated with new federalism?

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Question 5 5. Which of the following was the first system of federalism in the United States?

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Question 6 6. 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?

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Question 7 7. Within your state, decisions are made every day regarding issues such as state sales tax and state allocation of funds for infrastructure. Many of these decisions do not require any federal government involvement. What amendment to the constitution explains this situation?

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Question 8 8. Jonas lived in the United States in 1789 and was very interested in studying all aspects of the government. Why was the time Jonas lived in classified as dual federalism?

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Question 9 9. Why was the power of the federal government increased as a result of the New Deal?

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Question 10 10. Federal systems can best be described as:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is accurate when describing forms of government?

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Question 12 12. Which of the following is a benefit of a constitutional government, whether unitary or federal?

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Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an example of the way democracy is exercised in the modern political system of the United States?

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Question 14 14. Which of the following goals do the rules of American politics accomplish?

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Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy?

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Question 17 17. In a direct democracy, _____.

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Question 18 18. In a representative democracy, _____.

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Question 19 19. 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.

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Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Individualism is the value that is committed to _____.

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Question 22 22. Why did the Revolutionary War break out in 1775 and which document officially ended the Revolutionary War in 1783?

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Question 23 23. Which of the following documents served as our nation's first constitution?

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Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Identify which of the following is a trait of progressive federalism?

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Question 27 27. Which of the following BEST defines federalism?

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Question 28 28. The United States currently utilizes which system of government?

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Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Which of the following statements is true?

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American Democratic Ideals Chapter Exam Instructions

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