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Constitutional Democracy Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds majority vote, it's known as a:

Question 2 2. A government has only those powers the people have expressly given to it. Which of the following best describes such a government?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. The president claims that he can, through the use of executive action, assume some of the authority of Congress. He claims that Congress is moving the country in the wrong direction and that he should be the one making the laws. Which of the following would such an action breach?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following documents served as our nation's first constitution?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. 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 9 9. 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 10 10. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 11 11. What does ratification mean in the context of a constitutional amendment?

Question 12 12. The Supreme Court has decided that the federal law stating that smoking in public is not permitted is in line with the constitution. Can the state of California still allow smoking in public?

Question 13 13. Why did the Revolutionary War break out in 1775 and which document officially ended the Revolutionary War in 1783?

Question 14 14. A gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution is known as a _____.

Question 15 15. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in June 1776. Name the person who led the drafting committee.

Constitutional Democracy Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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