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NMTA: Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'The Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of U.S. citizens as much, or more, than the citizens any other country. It does this in a way that had never been done before. The Bill of Rights is also important because {Blank}'

Question 2 2. The Articles of Confederation were ratified:

Question 3 3. U.S. Senators are up for election every

Question 4 4. The Northwest Ordinance:

Question 5 5. The Tenth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

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Question 6 6. What did Shays' Rebellion reveal about the federal government?

Question 7 7. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

Question 8 8. The Bill of Rights

Question 9 9. Which amendment guarantees the right of trial by jury in civil cases?

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. The writers of the Federalist Papers were:

Question 12 12. The Second Amendment guarantees which of the following?

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

Question 14 14. The first state to ratify the Constitution was:

Question 15 15. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

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Question 16 16. A government has only those powers the people have expressly given to it. Which of the following best describes such a government?

Question 17 17. Why did the Revolutionary War break out in 1775 and which document officially ended the Revolutionary War in 1783?

Question 18 18. Which of the following was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. 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 23 23. The Fifth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

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

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Question 26 26. Which power did the central government not have under the Articles of Confederation?

Question 27 27. How did the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan differ?

Question 28 28. Shays' Rebellion was the only armed rebellion in the new nation.

Question 29 29. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 30 30. Which amendment provides a blanket of protection for Americans?

NMTA: Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam Instructions

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