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People are the source of the government's power:
a) Rule of Law b) Democracy c) Republicanism d) Consent of the Governed
The government is not all-powerful
a) consent of the governed b) rule of law c) limited government d) democracy
the people rule by voting
a) rule of law b) consent of the governed c) limited government d) democracy
We elect public officials to make laws and run the government on our behalf:
a) Representative government b) rule of law c) democracy d) consent of the governed
EVERYONE must follow the law- No exceptions
a) consent of the governed b) rule of law c) limited government d) democracy
Our Constitution starting with 'We the People... do ordain and establish' is an example of:
a) consent of the governed b) rule of law c) limited government d) representative government
Which document guarantees the rights of Englishmen to the Colonists?
a) VA Declaration of Rights b) Charter of the VA Company of London c) VA Statute for Religious Freedom d) Bill of Rights
Which document inspired the Bill of Rights?
a) Bill of Rights b) Preamble c) Constitution d) VA Declaration of Rights
Which document inspired the 1st Amendment?
a) Constitution b) Bill of Rights c) VA Statute for Religious Freedom d) VA Declaration of Rights
Which document lists grievances against the King of England?
a) Charter of the VA Company of London b) VA Declaration of Rights c) Declaration of Independence d) Articles of Confederation
Which document says that we have 'certain unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'?
a) Declaration of Independence b) VA Declaration of Rights c) Charter of VA Company of London d) Constitution
Which document served as our 'break-up letter' to England?
a) VA Declaration of Rights b) Constitution c) Articles of Confederation d) Declaration of Independence
Which document was America's first attempt at self-government?
a) Declaration of Independence b) Articles of Confederation c) Constitution d) Preamble
Which document acts as the 'rulebook' for America today?
a) Constitution b) Articles of Confederation c) VA Declaration of Rights d) Charter of the VA company of London
Which document created a weak central government and gave most of the power to the states?
a) Constitution b) Preamble c) Articles of Confederation d) Bill of Rights
The Preamble explains the _______________ of the Constitution
a) goals/ purpose b) failures c) outline d)
Which of the following is NOT a goal of the Constitution
a) form a more perfect union b) establish justice c) ensure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense d) colonize Europe
The first step in amending the US Constitution is:
a) proposal by Congress (national legislative body) b) proposal by ratification c) proposal by Virginia d) ratification by Congress (national legislative body)
What's the 2nd step in amending the US Constitution?
a) Proposal by Congress (national legislative body) b) Ratification by Congress (national legislative body) c) Ratification by the States d) Ratification by the Voters
What's the 2nd step in amending Virginia's Constitution?
a) Ratification by Congress (national legislative body) b) Ratification by the States c) Ratification by the Voters d)
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