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Which branch of government established in the U.S. Constitution was designed to be elected directly by citizens?
a) President b) Supreme Court c) the President's Cabinet d) House of Representatives
Why did Alexis de Tocqueville believe that American society was egalitanan?
a) All Americans had the same wealth. b) Americans lacked a hereditary social class of nobles. c) Americans had just abolished slavery just before his visit. d) The Declaration of Independence announced that all men were created equal.
'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. This amendment in the Bill of Rights was intended to~
a) give people the right to vote on important issues b) reduce the rights of citizens c) limit the powers of the federal government d) assure federal control over the states
... Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle; and whilst he is quiet, he is as well guarded as a prince in his castle ....Which provision in the Bill of Rights shares this s
a) right to a fair trial b) protection against unreasonable searches and seizures c) guarantee against double jeopardy d) prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment
What has been the impact of the First Amendment's separation of church and state on the American way of life?
a) It has ended religous differences b) It has helped to promote religious freedom. c) It has increased American interest in religion. d) It has fostered inequality be
The due process clause in the Fifth Amendment and the right to an attorney in theSixth Amendment were both designed to
a) ensure fair treatment for those accused of crimes b) assure that laws are properly enacted c) protect freedom ofexpression d) provide for judicial review of laws
Which principle was adopted in the U.S. Constitution to ensure that no one branch of the federal government became too powerful?
a) republican government b) judicial review c) checks and balances d) popular sovereignty
Which statement describes a limitation on government action established by the Bill of Rights?
a) Congress controls interstate commerce. b) The President shares control over foreign policy with Congress. c) The Supreme Court can declare acts of Congress unconstitutional. d) Govemment officials cannot enter a home without the owner's permission or a valid search warrant.
Which action would be protected by the First Amendment?
a) A reporter publishes an article critical of city officials. b) A man on trial refuses to testify against himself. c) A woman asks to see a lawyer before answering questions from the police. d) A family refuses to permit soldiers to be housed in their home.
Which of the following words are part of the Declaration of Independence?
a) They are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights, the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. b) Al1 persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States. c) No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner. d) Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Which of the following was an important characteristic of American society as noted by Alexis de Tocqueville in l83l-I832?
a) Federalism b) Imperialism c) Populism d) Isolationism
Which guarantees freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion to individuals in the United States?
a) the Treaty of Paris of 1783 b) the Articles of Confederation c) the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution d) the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution primarily to~
a) provide the President with power in times of emergency b) establish fair and impartial elections c) protect individual liberties d) guarantee voting privileges to minorities
Which pair of amendments proved most helpful to the development of the Civil Rights Movement?
a) 2nd and 3rd b) 14th and 15th c) 1st and 4th d) 9th and 10th
Why was the Declaration of Independence written?
a) ytr b) c) d)
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