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What are the reasons stated in the preamble for creating the government?
a) to make sure everyone can vote, have a house, and keep property
b) to make sure everyone has a job, a house, and an education
c) to ensure that people have food, a place to live, and can vote
d) to form a union, establish justice, keep peace, and provide defense

What are the 2 means of obtaining U.S. citizenship?
a) by freedom or paying for it
b) by birth or naturalization
c) by fighting for it or voting for it
d) by voting for it or passing a test

What is the introduction to the US Constitution called?
a) the introduction
b) the preamble
c) the postamble
d) Article I

What are the first words words in the preamble to the Constitution?
a) You have the right
b) God bless America
c) We the People
d) In our democracy

Which document protects the fundamental freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition and includes the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) US Constitution
c) The Bill of Rights
d) The Bill of Petition

Which document stated reasons people were upset with the king of England and why they wanted to get rid of him?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) Declaration of Independence
c) US Constitution
d) Virginia Statute for Independence

Under the Articles of Confederation, most power resided with
a) the states
b) the national government
c) the people
d) the politicians

Why didn't the Articles of Confederation work?
a) it did not have enough voters
b) the country was too young
c) it had a weak central government
d) it had too powerful of a central government

Under this plan of government, the weakness of the national government which was given no power to tax or enforce laws led to the writing of the Constitution?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) The US Constitution
c) Declaration of Independence
d) Virginia Declaration of Rights

Which of the documents that influenced the Constitution guaranteed freedom of religious beliefs and opinions?
a) Declaration of Independence
b) Articles of Confederation
c) Virginia Statute for Religious freedom
d) Virginia Declaration of Rights

This document establishes the structure of the US Government, guarantees equality under the law with majority rule and the rights of the minority protected?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) US Constitution
c) Virginia Declaration of Rights
d) Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Which of the documents that influenced the Constitution brought forth the idea that people have certain rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that all people are equal under the law?
a) Articles of Confederation
b) Virginia Declaration of Rights
c) Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom
d) Declaration of Independence

Which of the documents that influenced the Constitution served as a model for the Bill of Rights
a) Virginia Declaration of Rights
b) Declaration of INdependence
c) Articles of Confederation
d) The US Constitution

Fundamental political principle that people elect public office holders to make laws and conduct government on their behalf
a) consent of the governed
b) representative government
c) rule of law
d) democracy

Fundamental political principle that in such a system of government, the people rule
a) consent of the governed
b) limited government
c) democracy
d) rule of law

Fundamental political principle that the government and those who govern are bound by the law
a) democracy
b) rule of law
c) limited government
d) consent of the governed

The fundamental political principle that people are the source of any and all governmental power
a) rule of law
b) limited government
c) consent of the governed
d) representative government

Fundamental political principle that government is not all powerful and may do only those things people have given it the power to do
a) consent of the governed
b) democracy
c) rule of law
d) limited government

What are three fundamental political principals that shaped our Constitution and our government
a) consent of the governed, rule of law, and representative government
b) Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
c) Civic duties, civic responsibilities, and honesty
d) trustworthiness, education, and elections

Which amendment to the Constitution defines citizens as all persons born or naturalized in the US?
a) 16th
b) 17th
c) 15th
d) 14th

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