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What is a division of powers between levels of government?
a) federalism b) separation of powers c) Checks and balances d) judicial review
what is a division of powers within one level of government?
a) separation of powers b) federalism c) judicial review d) Checks and balances
what are controls that each branch has to limit the power of the others?
a) federalism b) separation of powers c) Checks and balances d) judicial review
What is restricting the power of rulers so that their power is not absolute called?
a) separation of powers b) limited government c) Checks and balances d) judicial review
What is the idea that whoever gets more votes gets to take office, but the group that loses is still guaranteed rights called?
a) limited government b) separation of powers c) judicial review d) majority rule/minority rights
What is the act of courts examining laws to determine if they are against the constitution or not called?
a) separation of powers b) judicial review c) representation d) majority rule/minority rights
Which principle included in the constitution by allows for change in powers of each branch and including an amendment process
a) popular sovereignty b) representation c) flexibility d) Rule of Law
What is it called when the authority to rule rests with the people?
a) representation b) flexibility c) popular sovereignty d) Rule of Law
What is the principle where people transfer their power to delegates who make decisions on their behalf called?
a) representation b) flexibility c) Rule of Law d) popular sovereignty
What is the principle in the constitution that all people and institutions, including government officials are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced called?
a) flexibility b) Rule of Law c) popular sovereignty d) representation
Who wrote most of the Constitution?
a) james Madison b) Montesquieu c) Gouvernor Morris d) Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Who came up with the idea of Separation of Powers?
a) Montesquieu b) Jean-Jacques Rousseau c) Gouvernor Morris d) james Madison
Who came up with the idea of Checks and Balances?
a) Jean-Jacques Rousseau b) Montesquieu c) james Madison d) Gouvernor Morris
What is the part of Article I, section 8 allows congress to make all laws 'necessary and proper.' It gives congress a chance to expand their power called?
a) Supremacy Clause b) Three-Fifths Clause c) elastic clause d) Bear Clause
What are informal agreements between leaders of countries that do not need the approval of the Senate called?
a) Treaty b) judicial review c) executive agreement d) veto
What is increasing the use of judicial review with a broad interpretation of the constitution called?
a) judicial activism b) judicial restraint c) executive agreement d) judicial review
What is restricting the use of judicial review with a narrow interpretation of the constitution called?
a) executive agreement b) judicial review c) judicial activism d) judicial restraint
Which word means approve?
a) ratify b) propose c) principle d) disseminate
What fraction of both houses of Congress must propose an amendment?
a) 2/3 b) 3/4 c) 1/4 d) 1/2
What fraction of states must ratify amendments?
a) 2/3 b) 3/4 c) 1/4 d) 1/2
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