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American government review

American Government Review


American government review

  • principle that people elect representatives to make the laws


American government review

  • principle that people elect representatives to make the laws

  • republicanism


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  • principle that the branches of government must work together


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  • principle that the branches of government must work together

  • Checks and balances


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  • meeting held to make changes to the Articles of Confederation


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  • meeting held to make changes to the Articles of Confederation

  • Constitutional Convention


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  • branch that carries out laws and includes the President


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  • branch that carries out laws and includes the President

  • executive


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  • principle that power is shared between the states and the nation as a whole


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  • principle that power is shared between the states and the nation as a whole

  • federalism


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  • branch that creates laws and includes Congress


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  • branch that creates laws and includes Congress

  • legislative


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  • branch that interprets laws and includes the Supreme Court


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  • branch that interprets laws and includes the Supreme Court

  • judicial


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  • revisions to the Constitution


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  • revisions to the Constitution

  • amendments


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  • principle that power is split up between the three branches of government


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  • principle that power is split up between the three branches of government

  • Separation of powers


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  • type of government that the United States had before the Constitution


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  • type of government that the United States had before the Constitution

  • Confederation


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  • Why did the writers of the Constitution include separation of powers and checks and balances?


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  • Why did the writers of the Constitution include separation of powers and checks and balances?

  • They included separation of powers and checks and balances because they wanted protection from any person or group getting absolute control.


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  • A legal member of a country is called a __________.


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  • A legal member of a country is called a __________.

  • citizen


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  • If someone cannot physically go to the polls on election day, they can still vote by __________ ballot.


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  • If someone cannot physically go to the polls on election day, they can still vote by __________ ballot.

  • absentee


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  • Paying taxes, serving on juries, and obeying laws are examples of the __________ of citizenship.


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  • Paying taxes, serving on juries, and obeying laws are examples of the __________ of citizenship.

  • responsibilities


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  • Voters must be at least __________ years old.


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  • Voters must be at least __________ years old.

  • eighteen


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  • The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are called the __________.


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  • The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are called the __________.

  • Bill of Rights


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  • Monies paid to the government so that it may provide services are called __________.


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  • Monies paid to the government so that it may provide services are called __________.

  • taxes


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  • Freedom of speech and trial by jury are examples of the __________ of citizenship.


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  • Freedom of speech and trial by jury are examples of the __________ of citizenship.

  • rights


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  • The right to bear arms is guaranteed by the __________ Amendment.


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  • The right to bear arms is guaranteed by the __________ Amendment.

  • second


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  • If the police enter someone’s house without a warrant, they may be violating the __________ Amendment.


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  • If the police enter someone’s house without a warrant, they may be violating the __________ Amendment.

  • fourth


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  • Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition are all included in the __________ Amendment.


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  • Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition are all included in the __________ Amendment.

  • first


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  • Why is it important to vote?


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  • Why is it important to vote?

  • It is important to vote so that you have a say in the government. Voting is an important way that citizens of democracy help decide how the government is run.


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  • If you have an idea for a new law, what can you do to get the government to consider passing it?

  • a. write to your local representative

  • b. sue the government

  • c. make a presentation to Congress

  • d. schedule an appointment with the President


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  • If you have an idea for a new law, what can you do to get the government to consider passing it?

  • a. write to your local representative


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  • Which of the following votes requires the largest majority?

  • a. a vote in the House or Senate to override a veto

  • b. a committee vote to approve a bill

  • c. a vote in the Senate to approve a bill

  • d. a vote in the House to approve a bill


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  • Which of the following votes requires the largest majority?

  • a. a vote in the House or Senate to override a veto


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  • If the president were having trouble coming up with a new economic policy, what action might he or she take?

  • a. ask the Supreme Court what the policy should be

  • b. allow Congress to come up with one

  • c. ignore economic policy and focus on foreign affairs

  • d. ask the economic experts in his Cabinet


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  • If the president were having trouble coming up with a new economic policy, what action might he or she take?

  • d. ask the economic experts in his Cabinet


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  • How are Supreme Court decisions different from lower court decisions?

  • a. Supreme Court decisions are based on criminal law.

  • b. Supreme Court decisions are issued by juries.

  • c. Supreme Court decisions look only at federal laws.

  • d. Supreme Court decisions cannot be appealed.


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  • How are Supreme Court decisions different from lower court decisions?

  • d. Supreme Court decisions cannot be appealed.


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  • Which case would most likely be heard by the Supreme Court?

  • a. murder case

  • b. custody dispute

  • c. 1st Amendment case

  • d. contract dispute


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  • Which case would most likely be heard by the Supreme Court?

  • c. 1st Amendment case


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  • How can Congress check the President’s ability to wage war?

  • a. by preventing him from serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

  • b. by demanding Congressional approval if the President wants to commit troops beyond 90 days

  • c. by forbidding the President to commit troops to any location for any amount of time

  • d. by vetoing bills that declare war


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  • How can Congress check the President’s ability to wage war?

  • b. by demanding Congressional approval if the President wants to commit troops beyond 90 days


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  • Which of the following is NOT a power of Congress?

  • a. grant nobility

  • b. collect taxes

  • c. regulate trade

  • d. declare wars


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  • Which of the following is NOT a power of Congress?

  • a. grant nobility


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  • In what way does the President interact with Congress?

  • a. President guides bills through Congressional committees.

  • b. President establishes the rules Congress follows.

  • c. President signs or vetoes bills passed by Congress.

  • d. President appoints the members of Congress.


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  • In what way does the President interact with Congress?

  • c. President signs or vetoes bills passed by Congress.


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  • The President serves as host to visiting leaders from other countries and travels to other nations. What type of duty is this?

  • a. judicial

  • b. ceremonial

  • c. military

  • d. legislative


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  • The President serves as host to visiting leaders from other countries and travels to other nations. What type of duty is this?

  • b. ceremonial


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  • The Supreme Court reviews laws passed by both federal and state governments. What laws will it strike down?

  • a. laws that increase taxes

  • b. laws that the justices do not agree with

  • c. laws that decrease military funding

  • d. laws that violate the Constitution


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  • The Supreme Court reviews laws passed by both federal and state governments. What laws will it strike down?

  • d. laws that violate the Constitution


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  • Why does getting a bill passed into law require so many steps?


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  • Why does getting a bill passed into law require so many steps?

  • Getting a bill passed into law requires many steps to ensure that it has been carefully considered and has the support of a lot of people.


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