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In a democratic system of government -
a) the people rule
b) the government is all powerful
c) the Congress is in control
d) the courts rule

Which headline is the BEST example of rule of law?
a) Jones is Our New Governor!
b) Governor Vetoes Education Bill
c) Senator Gets 30 Days for Shop Lifting
d) Teachers Protest for Better pay

According to the consent of the governed, what is the source of the government's power?
a) Congress
b) Lobbyists
c) People
d) Entrepreneurs

The citizens have spoken. Our new governor is Amy Foy! This announcement is referring to the principle of -
a) limited government
b) representative government
c) separation of powers
d) checks and balances

The government may do only what the people have given it the power to do. This statement BEST describes the fundamental political principle of -
a) limited government
b) the rule of law
c) natural rights
d) representative government

-. . . and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.- This quote BEST defines which principle of American constitutional government?
a) Separation of powers
b) Limited governemnt
c) Rule of law
d) Democratic government

Why were the charters granted to the London Company significant?
a) They formed the basis of the U.S Constitution
b) They guaranteed tradtional English rights to colonists
c) They served as a model for the Bill of Rights
d) They led to the colonization of Georgia

The ideas from the Virginia Declaration of Rights, such as the freedom of speech and due process, are reflected in the -
a) Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution
b) Articles to the U.S. Constitution
c) Sections of the U.S. Constitution
d) Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

The Articles of Confederation -
a) established the idea that all men are created equal
b) stated the grievances against the King of Great Britain
c) protected the freedom of the press
d) maintained that major powers should belong to the state

'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof' This quote from the First Amendment illustrates how it was influenced by the -
a) Declaration of Indpendence
b) Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
c) Mayflower Compact
d) Magna Carta

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