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Which document is most closely associated with John Locke's Social Contract Theory?
a) the Proclamation of 1763
b) the Treaty of Paris (1783)
c) the Declaration of Independence
d) the Northwest Ordinance (1787)

Which headline illustrates the use of the unwritten constitution?
a) "Washington Establishes a Cabinet"
b) "House Votes to Impeach Andrew Johnson"
c) "Senate Rejects the Treaty of Versailles"
d) "President Nominates New Supreme Court Justice"

A chief reason the Anti-Federalists opposed the ratification of the Constitution was
a) it left too much power in the hands of the states
b) it limited the President to only two terms of office
c) it did not give the national government the power to tax
d) it did not contain a bill of rights

Which economic policy was based on the idea that the American colonies existed primarily to provided economic benefits for Great Britain?
a) socialism
b) mercantilism
c) free trade
d) laissez-faire capitalism

Which is an example of federalism?
a) guaranteeing equal rights to all persons
b) requiring the federal government to maintain a balanced budget
c) dividing powers between the national and state governments
d) granting more power to the executive branch than to the other branches of government

Which action is an example of checks and balances?
a) an individual pays both a state and a federal income tax
b) the Senate does not pass a bill that was passed by the House of Representatives
c) the House of Representatives votes to expel one of its members
d) the Senate approves a President's nominee to the Supreme Court

The Three-Fifths Compromise was included in the Constitution to resolve a conflict over
a) the counting of enslaved persons in relation to taxation and representation
b) the reimbursement of plantation owners for runaway slaves
c) the number of votes needed to approve a treaty in the Senate
d) the number of states needed to ratify a proposed amendment to the Constitution

Which document is this from: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"?
a) the Constitution
b) the Bill of Rights
c) the Mayflower Compact
d) the Declaration of Independence

American colonists objected to the Stamp Act of 1765 largely because they
a) said it would end slavery in the American colonies
b) said it would raise the tax on tea thus making tea more expensive
c) argued that it was taxation without representation
d) said it would prevent them from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains

Both the national government and the New York State government have the power to
a) declare war
b) tax
c) make a treaty with another nation
d) print money

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