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The Three branches of government are
a) Local, State, and Federal
b) Executive, Legislative, Judicial
c) Parliament, Monarchy, Dictatorship
d) President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressman

A Republic is a type of government in which
a) A King presides over a Parliament
b) All people have a voice and the same rights
c) Elected representatives rule
d) One person or a small group of people rule

The division of power between state and national government is known as
a) Checks and balances
b) Federalism
c) Democracy
d) Sovereignty

Which document is the first plan of government for a newly formed United States
a) Articles of Confederation
b) Mayflower Compact
c) Declaration of Independence
d) Magna Carta

A document used for organizing and operating a government
a) Petition
b) Declaration
c) Constitution
d) Ordinance

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 agreed to the 3/5ths compromise as a way to
a) Limit the power of the President
b) Provide legal rights for women
c) Settle differences over representation in congress
d) Establish term lengths for senators

The Preamble of the United States Constitution says that the power to govern originates with the
a) States
b) People
c) Supreme Court
d) President

Which statement illustrates the system of checks and balances at work?
a) The President sends American troops on a peacekeeping mission to Europe
b) Congress passing a law regulating the sale of handguns
c) The Senate refuses to approve the President’s choice for a Supreme Court justice
d) The governor of New York discusses policy with the President

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 wrote a new constitution because
a) The Revolutionary War was over
b) The Articles of Confederation were about to expire
c) They wanted to increase the power of the states
d) They believed that a stronger central government was necessary

By which process can the United States Constitution be changed?
a) Veto
b) Amendment
c) Resolution
d) Legislative hearing

At the Constitutional Convention, the Great Compromise settled the dispute over
a) Representation in Congress
b) The issue of slavery
c) The Presidential veto power
d) Judicial review

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