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The Evolution of National & State Governments Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 2 2. Why is divided government significant to the U.S. political system?

Question 3 3. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

Question 4 4. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

Question 5 5. Which school of thought, or interpretation of history, emphasizes economic factors and issues of class conflict?

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Question 6 6. Which historian's research did Charles Beard draw from in formulating his own interpretation?

Question 7 7. In what year was An Economic Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution published?

Question 8 8. Which school of thought emphasizes core American values and downplays class struggle?

Question 9 9. The Great Compromise _____.

Question 10 10. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

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Question 11 11. _____, known for his patience and fairness, was chosen to preside over the convention.

Question 12 12. In the Three-Fifths Compromise, 3/5 of the _____ population was counted toward the overall state population.

Question 13 13. Why were state conventions responsible for the ratification of the Constitution rather than the state government?

Question 14 14. Why did Congress debate for two days whether they should discipline the delegates of the Constitutional Convention?

Question 15 15. Which of the following was NOT a federalist?

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Question 16 16. How did the views on civil rights of anti-federalists differ to those of federalists in the debate regarding the ratification of the Constitution?

Question 17 17. The Pennsylvania constitution was drafted to eliminate the governor and formed a unicameral government for all of the following reasons EXCEPT?

Question 18 18. How did most states determine how to rule themselves according to the idea that the people are the highest authority (popular sovereignty) when drafting their state constitutions?

Question 19 19. South Carolina's Constitution established that the following people could vote:

Question 20 20. The people of Massachusetts rejected the constitution that was proposed by the state legislature in favor of one written by _____.

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Question 21 21. How does the sixth amendment differ from the seventh amendment?

Question 22 22. In which of the following scenarios is the fifth amendment NOT relevant?

Question 23 23. The police have raided your house, but they do not have a warrant or the legal authority to do so. Why is this prohibited by the fourth amendment?

Question 24 24. Which amendment provides a blanket of protection for Americans?

Question 25 25. What happened to the Articles of Confederation after Shays' Rebellion?

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Question 26 26. What was Shays' Rebellion?

Question 27 27. What was the Second Continental Congress?

Question 28 28. What did the Articles of Confederation do?

Question 29 29. Under Article III of the Constitution, which situation would the Judicial Branch be concerned with?

Question 30 30. Which is NOT true?

The Evolution of National & State Governments Chapter Exam Instructions

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