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Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In the Three-Fifths Compromise, 3/5 of the _____ population was counted toward the overall state population.

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

Question 3 3. The first state to ratify the Constitution was:

Question 4 4. Why did the Massachusetts militia have the power to confront the federal government in Shays' Rebellion?

Question 5 5. A first-term congressman is delivering a speech in Congress and states: 'Today, on June the first, 2016, we will change the American Constitution for the fiftieth time based on Article V of our great nation's Constitution. After this house agrees on the wording of the bill, the president will sign it, and we will have a constitutional amendment that will allow us to far more efficiently monitor the work of the NSA.' Which of the following parts the congressman's speech was correct?

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Question 6 6. A group of citizens wants to amend the Constitution. Taking into account how to most efficiently conduct the process, which of the following course of action should they take?

Question 7 7. Shays' Rebellion was the only armed rebellion in the new nation.

Question 8 8. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 9 9. What does ratification mean in the context of a constitutional amendment?

Question 10 10. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 12 12. _____, known for his patience and fairness, was chosen to preside over the convention.

Question 13 13. The writers of the Federalist Papers were:

Question 14 14. The Northwest Ordinance:

Question 15 15. The Fifth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

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Question 16 16. The Bill of Rights

Question 17 17. When both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds majority vote, it's known as a:

Question 18 18. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following documents served as our nation's first constitution?

Question 20 20. 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 _____.

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Question 21 21. The Antifederalists

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

Question 23 23. Which of the following was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. The Second Amendment guarantees which of the following?

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Question 26 26. How did the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan differ?

Question 27 27. The Federalists

Question 28 28. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in June 1776. Name the person who led the drafting committee.

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. The Great Compromise _____.

Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam Instructions

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