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Which document guarantees freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and protection from unreasonable search and seizure?
a) Bill of Rights
b) Albany Plan of Union
c) Declaration of Sentiments
d) Federalist Papers

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.” Which interpretation of the Bill of Rights does this statement illustrate?
a) The needs of the government are more important than civil liberties.
b) Constitutional protections of liberty are not absolute.
c) The Supreme Court can eliminate freedoms listed in the Bill of Rights.
d) The Bill of Rights does not safeguard individual liberties.

Which of these parts of the United States Constitution contains fundamental liberties of American citizens?
a) Preamble
b) Article I, Section 8 — Enumerated Powers
c) Article III — Judicial Branch
d) Amendments 1–10 — Bill of Rights

Speaker C:States must accept the supremacy of the national government on all issues; otherwise, the system will fail.
a) Declaration of Independence
b) United States Constitution
c) Covenant of the League of Nations
d) Charter of the United Nations

Antifederalists criticized the United States Constitution primarily because governing power was concentrated in the
a) State legislatures
b) President’s Cabinet
c) delegates to the Constitutional Convention
d) National Government

During the debates over the ratification of the United States Constitution, Federalists and Anti-Federalists disagreed most strongly over the
a) division of powers between the national and state governments
b) provision for admitting new states to the Union
c) distribution of power between the Senate and the House of Representatives
d) method of amending the Constitution

Speaker A:States must be represented in the national government solely on the basis of population. It is indeed the only fair situation. ....Which document was being written when this discussion most likely occurred?
a) Declaration of Independence
b) United States Constitution
c) Covenant of the League of Nations
d) Charter of the United Nations

Speaker B:The national legislature must be based on equal representation of the states to protect the interests of the small states.....Which document was being written when this discussion most likely occurred?
a) Declaration of Independence
b) United States Constitution
c) Covenant of the League of Nations
d) Charter of the United Nations

The major reason the Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution was to
a) limit the power of state governments
b) protect individual liberties against abuse by the Federal Government
c) provide for equal treatment of all people
d) separate powers between the three branches of government

Which statement best explains why the Articles of Confederation established a weak rather than a strong central government?
a) Americans were following the plan of government set up in the Declaration of Independence
b) he absence of national problems made a strong government unnecessary.
c) Colonial experiences under Great Britain had created a fear of unlimited government.
d) Revenues were not adequate to support a strong central government.

In the 1780’s, many Americans distrusted a strong central government. This distrust is best shown by the
a) lack of debate over the ratification of the United States Constitution
b) plan of government set up by the Articles of Confederation
c) development of a Federal court system
d) constitutional provision for a strong President

One way in which the United States Constitution differed from the Articles of Confederation was that the Constitution
a) created a national government having three branches
b) provided for the direct election of the President by the voters
c) made the amendment process more difficult
d) increased the powers of the states

At the Constitutional Convention (1787), the Great Compromise resolved the issue of congressional representation by
a) limiting the terms of elected lawmakers
b) providing for direct election of senators
c) creating a two-house legislature
d) including the electoral college

To _____ is the purpose of the government according to the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution which will protect our country from attack from other nations.
a) provide defense
b) form a union
c) establish justice
d) ensure domestic peace

Which speaker is expressing an idea that was included in the Great Compromise during the drafting of the Constitution in 1787?
a) Our national government should be strong. State governments should have only limited powers.
b) A bicameral legislature would protect the power of both the large states and the small states.
c) The expansion of the national government will lead to tyranny.
d) The executive branch should have significant power.

What does majority rule mean?
a) the government determines who wins
b) whom ever gets the most votes wins
c) the president determines who wins
d) only a few people participate

Picture of a man in court.....The following illustration depicts what fundamental principle stated in The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution?
a) Provide domestic peace
b) Establish justice
c) Provide the common defense
d) Provide for the general welfare

September 11 was a failure in the government providing what of the fundamental purposes stated in The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution?
a) Provide for the common defense
b) Establish justice
c) Promote the general welfare
d) Form a union

Which document did not provide for the ability to collect taxes and did not provide for a common currency? This led to its undoing.
a) The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
b) Charters of the VA Company of London
c) Declaration of Independence
d) Articles of Confederation

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union...establish this Constitution for the United States of America ----This quote from the Preamble illustrates the constitutional principle that people
a) have the right to assemble
b) are guaranteed an adequate standard of living
c) are the true source of political power
d) have a right to a trial by jury

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