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AP US Government and Politics: Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. U.S. Senators are up for election every

Question 2 2. The Eighth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

Question 3 3. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in June 1776. Name the person who led the drafting committee.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 6 6. Which power did the central government not have under the Articles of Confederation?

Question 7 7. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

Question 8 8. Under Article III of the Constitution, which situation would the Judicial Branch be concerned with?

Question 9 9. When both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds majority vote, it's known as a:

Question 10 10. The Bill of Rights

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Question 11 11. _____, known for his patience and fairness, was chosen to preside over the convention.

Question 12 12. The President of the United States has broken the law by using the NSA to spy on his political opponents. He refuses to resign, but Congress has started the impeachment procedure in order to remove him from office. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 13 13. A Michigan citizen publishes a news pamphlet criticizing the governor. State officials demand that he cease publishing his pamphlets. He refuses, claiming the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects his rights in this case. Which of the following would likely happen if this case were brought before The Supreme Court of the United States?

Question 14 14. Shays' Rebellion was the only armed rebellion in the new nation.

Question 15 15. The writers of the Federalist Papers were:

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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. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 18 18. A government has only those powers the people have expressly given to it. Which of the following best describes such a government?

Question 19 19. How did the Northwest Ordinance affect the treatment of Native Americans?

Question 20 20. What were the long term effects of Marbury v. Madison?

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Question 21 21. The United States Constitution _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

Question 23 23. What did Shays' Rebellion reveal about the federal government?

Question 24 24. There were several murders in Washington State. The Washington State police and attorney's office have jurisdiction there, but so does the FBI. This is due to which of the following?

Question 25 25. The Articles of Confederation established a central government that was too weak. Which of the following describes the effect of a weak central government?

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Question 26 26. Before and during the American Revolution, colonists were required to provide housing to soldiers at any time. Which amendment in the Bill of Rights protects current U.S citizens from this challenge?

Question 27 27. Which amendment guarantees the right of trial by jury in civil cases?

Question 28 28. What does ratification mean in the context of a constitutional amendment?

Question 29 29. What led to Shays Rebellion?

Question 30 30. Which amendment provides a blanket of protection for Americans?

AP US Government and Politics: Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam Instructions

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