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What is a constitution?
a) A legal framework for how a government is organized and run b) A written document which sets up a dictatorial goverment c) A written document with sets up an autocratic government d) A written document which sets up a constitutional government
What is a constitutional government?
a) A government that has limits on the powers of the person or group running the government b) A government which has a dictator c) A government which has a constitution d) A government of unlimited power
What is higher law?
a) A set of laws that establish and limit the power or government b) The words of a king or monarch c) A law which can never be changed by the citizens d) God\'s laws are always greater than man\'s laws
What is private domain?
a) That part of a person\'s life that is not the business of the government b) Establishes the responsibility of government to protect the rights of citizens c) The basic rights of citizens to life, liberty, and property d) Limits on how the people in government may use their powers
What is the difference between a constitutional government and an autocratic government?
a) A constitutional government has limits on power and an autocratic government has unlimited power b) A constitutional government has a written constitution and an autocratic government does not c) A constitutional government is the higher law and an autocratic government is the lower law d) A constitutional government has unlimited power and an autocratic government has limits on power
What is a bill?
a) A proposed law b) A tax on goods and products imported from other nations c) A person who represents other people at a meeting d) A refusal to sign a proposed law
How does separation of powers work?
a) The power of government is not given to any one branch but some of the power is given to each branch b) The powers of the different branches of government are balanced c) All power is given to one person or group d) A way of organizing government to allow the abuse of power
How does a system of checks and balances work?
a) The powers of the different branches of government are balanced so that one branch cannot dominate. b) The power of government is divided among several branches c) Allows one branch of government to dominate d) It organizes a government to allow the abuse of power
The Legislative branch has the power to:
a) make laws b) carry out and enforce laws c) manage conflicts, meaning, application, and enforcement of laws d)
What is popular sovereignty?
a) The people are the highest authority b) A refusal to sign a proposed law c) To make a formal request d) A government in which most of the power was given to the legislature
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