History Alive Chapter 9: The Constitution - A More Perfect Union Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. How does the presence of the Vice President impact the functioning of the Senate?

Question 4 4. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 5 5. U.S. Senators are up for election every

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Question 6 6. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 7 7. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

Question 8 8. A presidential nominee is talking about how he will completely reform the U.S. He has stated that he will propose a federal budget which will decrease the deficit by 50% in the next year, and that he will encourage a constructive relationship with China. He further states that he will recommend a law to increase pensions by 30%, and that he will retire all of the Supreme Court Justices and name new ones. Why are his remarks unconstitutional?

Question 9 9. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. 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 _____.

Question 12 12. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

Question 13 13. Under Article III of the Constitution, which situation would the Judicial Branch be concerned with?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

Question 15 15. The U.S. Supreme Court was called upon to examine whether a law enacted by Congress regarding gun control breaches the Second Amendment. What grants the Supreme Court with the power to determine constitutionality in such a case?

History Alive Chapter 9: The Constitution - A More Perfect Union Chapter Exam Instructions

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