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Supreme Court case Harper v. The Virginia Board of Education, Justice William O. Douglas stated, Wealth like race, creed, or color is not germane to one's ability to participate in the electoral process. supporting the 24th Amendment eliminating
a) gerrymandering b) literacy tests c) poll taxes d) voter registration
The two term limit was placed on the presidency by
a) Act of Congress passed after FDR's death b) The 22nd Amendment c) The Term Limitation Act of 1947 d) Article II of the Constitution
According to the 25th Amendment, if the president be unable to fulfill the duties of office, the first five people in line of succession are:
a) Vice President, Secretary of State, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Governor of Virginia, King of Belguim b) Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury c) Speaker of the House, Majority Leader of the Senate, Vice President, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary of the d) The Vice President, the official vote counter of the Electoral College, Secretary of State, President of the Senate, chose
Difficulties in enforcing Prohibition following the 18th Amendment led to widespread disregard for the law and the growth of organized crime during the 1920s. A successful 1932 campaign against Prohibition resulted in:
a) the passage of Volstead Act. b) the repeal of the 18th Amendment, by the 21st Amendment. c) election of a new president. d) the creation of a new agency to attack organized crime.
The passage of the 19th Amendment, in 1920, extended suffrage to which of the following groups of people?
a) African Americans b) Native Americans c) Women d) Illegal Aliens
If men were angels no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary -James Madison, Federalist #51
a) The above passage refers to the need for a strong central government. b) The above passage refers to the need for a system of checks and balances. c) The above passage refers to the need for a protection of independent rights. d) The above passage refers to the need for an independent judiciary.
What was the key argument made by the Anti-Federalists for opposing the ratification of the U. S. Constitution?
a) The Constitution did not explicitly protect the individual rights of the people. b) The current draft of the Constitution lacked adequate state rights. c) They opposed the passing of the Constitution due to its lack of executive powers. d) They wanted the new Constitution to be written with more emphasis on foreign policy.
The Framers of the Constitution provided for selection of the President by
a) Electoral College b) Senate c) direct vote of the people d) state legislatures
United States Supreme Court justices are appointed for life in order to
a) keep laws the same b) limit the appeals process c) decrease the number of elected offices d) be free from political pressure
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this, you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. -James Madison, Federalist #51
a) The above passage suggests the need for a strong executive b) The above passage suggests the need for a system of checks and balances c) The above passage suggests the need for an independent military d) The above passage suggests the need for a need for an independent judiciary
The principle of the Constitution which holds that government can only do those things that it has been given the power to do is referred to as
a) limited government b) federalism c) judicial review d) representative government
According to the natural rights philosophy, the main purpose of government is to
a) create a democracy b) create a system of separation of powers c) promote the rights of the ruling class d) protect individual rights
One way in which the United States Constitution differed from the Articles of Confederation was that the Constitution…
a) created a national government having three branches b) provided for the direct election of the President by the voters c) made the amendment process more difficult d) increased the powers of the states
The 17th Amendment allows for the election of Senators
a) by state legislatures b) by the electoral college c) by the House of Representatives d) by the people of each state.
Which Supreme Court Case helped define the role of the 14th Amendment in United States law?
a) Mapp v. Ohio b) Dred Scott v. Sanford c) McCulloch v. Maryland d) Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka Kansas
The 14th amendment specifically forbids the states from denying to anyone
a) freedom on the basis of race b) freedom of privacy c) the right to vote on the basis of race d) equal protection of the laws
This excerpt from Ohio's Constitution most closely reflects which U.S. Constiuttion Bill of Rights? This enumeration of rights shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people; and all powers, not herein delegated, remain
a) 1st b) 5th c) 8th d) 9th
Our forefathers wanted to include the Bill of Rights to address violations of individual rights by the British. The Fourth Amendment was included to address which violation by the British government?
a) taxation without representation b) impressment c) unlawful search and seizure d) slavery
Which of the following does the 5th Amendment specifically prohibit?
a) forcing witnesses in a case to testify b) allowing the media to announce the indictment c) trying someone for the same crime a second time d) selecting jurors who are prejudiced against the defendent
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