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History of American Law Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. These two principles make our legal system a common law system.

Question 2 2. The Northwest Ordinance:

Question 3 3. This document marked the end of the Revolutionary War and spawned the development of new American laws.

Question 4 4. What is the rule that tells courts to follow previous decisions?

Question 5 5. Passed by Congress in 1787, this important document abolished slavery in the territories.

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Question 6 6. The plan that was decided upon at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 was:

Question 7 7. Which of the following served as our nation's first constitution?

Question 8 8. Upon starting a business, the business owner decides upon a name. Under which type of business law do trademark questions fall?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. In the Three-Fifths Compromise, 3/5 of the _____ population was counted toward the overall state population.

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Question 11 11. As part of _, _ of the slave population would be counted towards the overall state population.

Question 12 12. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 14 14. Under the , each territory was to be governed by Congress until it had _ free, white males. Then, settlers could vote whether to become a permanent state with all the rights of the other states in the Union.

Question 15 15. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called:

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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. Early American colonists adopted this unwritten law system:

Question 18 18. Drafted in 1777, this set of documents formalized our national government but did not provide for much power.

Question 19 19. In what way is the Supreme Court similar to early English tribal leaders?

Question 20 20. Partnerships, sole proprietorships, and limited liability companies are all types of:

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Question 21 21. The United States Supreme Court issues a court ruling that taxes are unconstitutional. This decision is binding 1n which of the following courts:

Question 22 22. How did the Northwest Ordinance affect the treatment of Native Americans?

Question 23 23. 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?

Question 24 24. Which power did the central government not have under the Articles of Confederation?

Question 25 25. After the Revolutionary War, new American laws provided for:

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Question 26 26. The Great Compromise _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a true statement about precedent?

Question 28 28. John has decided to open John's Home & Garden Stores, specializing in selling flowers for homes and gardens. To familiarize himself with the law, which publication should John review?

Question 29 29. Why are our laws not exactly the same as the laws set down by the original settlers of the 13 Colonies?

Question 30 30. What type is our American law system?

History of American Law Chapter Exam Instructions

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