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History of American Law: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 3 3. Business law includes all of the following areas of law EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. In the Three-Fifths Compromise, 3/5 of the _____ population was counted toward the overall state population.

Question 5 5. _____, known for his patience and fairness, was chosen to preside over the convention.

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Question 6 6. Which document officially ended the American Revolutionary War?

Question 7 7. The Northwest Ordinance:

Question 8 8. The United States Supreme Court issues a court ruling that taxes are unconstitutional. This decision is binding 1n which of the following courts:

Question 9 9. The Great Compromise _____.

Question 10 10. How did the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan differ?

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Question 11 11. The Articles of Confederation were ratified:

Question 12 12. Businesses that sell items need to be familiar with the provisions of:

Question 13 13. How did the Northwest Ordinance affect the treatment of Native Americans?

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

Question 15 15. Several lawsuits were filed against General Motors as accidents and deaths were linked to the discovery that several of the company's automobiles had faulty ignition switches. This led to engines shutting off while individuals were driving, airbags not inflating, and power steering and brakes being disabled. Which of the following types of claims is this an example of?

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Question 16 16. A contractor is hired by a homeowner to install a pond in her backyard. Once the project is completed, the homeowner discovers the contractor chose to use a thin plastic liner in place of the agreed upon pond liner. The thin liner will not withstand the extreme conditions of an outside pond in her geographic area and thus, it will not last as long as expected. This is an example of _____.

Question 17 17. In what way is the Supreme Court similar to early English tribal leaders?

Question 18 18. What type is our American law system?

Question 19 19. Why are our laws not exactly the same as the laws set down by the original settlers of the 13 Colonies?

Question 20 20. What do case law, statutory law and local ordinances have in common?

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Question 21 21. If there was a dispute about grazing a flock of sheep on another person's property, how would have early English tribes resolved the dispute?

Question 22 22. Which power did the central government not have under the Articles of Confederation?

Question 23 23. After the Revolutionary War, new American laws provided for:

Question 24 24. What is the doctrine that tells courts to follow previous decisions?

Question 25 25. Why must the people agree with the laws created by government?

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Question 26 26. The Articles of Confederation established a central government that was too weak. Which of the following describes the effect of a weak central government?

Question 27 27. Partnerships, sole proprietorships, and limited liability companies are all types of:

Question 28 28. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called:

Question 29 29. The United States Supreme Court issues a court ruling that taxes are unconstitutional. What is it called when this decision becomes a rule for other courts?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a true statement about precedent?

History of American Law: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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