U.S. Government and Political Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The new City Attorney has decided to crack down on crime in Mapleville. He decides that no person who is arrested shall receive a list of charges. The arrested party must wait several weeks in jail before formal charges are filed. Can he legally implement this new process?

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

Question 3 3. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

Question 4 4. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called:

Question 5 5. The U.S. Supreme Court was called upon to examine whether a law enacted by Congress regarding gun control breaches the Second Amendment. What grants the Supreme Court with the power to determine constitutionality in such a case?

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Question 6 6. What does due process mean?

Question 7 7. Merv was walking his dog late at night. The police stopped him and demanded to know where he was coming from, why he was outside at such a late hour, and how much money he had on his person. Merv explained that he had no destination in mind, he had no money with him, and he had no reason other than to walk his dog. Can he be arrested?

Question 8 8. Paul and his friends were arrested on the following charges: wearing a blue shirt with brown pants in the afternoon while walking on the boardwalk and drinking a milkshake. Shocked by the arrest, they cried 'foul play.' Is this arrest fair?

Question 9 9. A presidential nominee is talking about how he will completely reform the U.S. He has stated that he will propose a federal budget which will decrease the deficit by 50% in the next year, and that he will encourage a constructive relationship with China. He further states that he will recommend a law to increase pensions by 30%, and that he will retire all of the Supreme Court Justices and name new ones. Why are his remarks unconstitutional?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

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Question 11 11. In Johnson v. State, why was Johnson arrested?

Question 12 12. After the Revolutionary War, new American laws provided for:

Question 13 13. Which document officially ended the American Revolutionary War?

Question 14 14. How does the presence of the Vice President impact the functioning of the Senate?

Question 15 15. Which of the following served as our nation's first constitution?

U.S. Government and Political Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

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