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Why was the US Constitution written?
a) To solve the issues with the weak Articles of Confederation
b) To declare independence from Britain
c) To give freedom to slaves
d) To boycott taxes by King George III

Which branch of government is the Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces?
a) Executive
b) Legislative
c) Judicial
d) Congress

Which branch has justices that hold their position for life?
a) Judicial
b) Legislative
c) Executive
d) House of Representatives

Which branch of government is responsible for determining if laws are constitutional?
a) Judicial
b) Legislative
c) Executive
d) Senate

This political party was led by Thomas Jefferson and believed in a stronger state government. This was the party of the common people that valued land and farming.
a) Democratic-Republican
b) Represenatives
c) Parliament
d) Federalists

This political party was led by Alexander Hamilton and supported strong federal government. People in this party were businessmen and lawyers and wanted only educated people to run the country.
a) Federalists
b) Representatives
c) Parliament
d) Democratic-Republican

People that live in a nation and have certain rights and responsibilities are called ____________________.
a) Citizens
b) Federalists
c) Slaves
d) Representatives

The policy that stated slaves would only be counted as a partial person was known as
a) The Three-Fifths Compromise
b) The Great Compromise
c) The Bill of Rights
d) Fugitive Slave Law

What is the primary goal of the Bill of Rights?
a) Protect individuals from the government becoming too strong
b) Protect the president
c) Tax the citizens to pay war debt
d) Establish a military

The first 10 Amendments of the US Constitution are known as the ___________________
a) Bill of Rights
b) Declaration of Independence
c) Treaty of Paris
d) Articles of Confederation

Which branch of government has the ability to declare war?
a) Legislative
b) Executive
c) Judicial
d) None

Under the US Constitution, how many votes are given to each state in the House of Representatives?
a) Depends on the population of the state
b) 2
c) 4
d) 10

The system by which no branch of government should have more power than any other branch is known as __________________.
a) Checks and balances
b) Capitalism
c) Slavery
d) Anti-federalism

Under the US Constitution, how many votes are given to each state in the Senate?
a) 2
b) 4
c) 10
d) Depends on population of the state

The legislative branch is also known as Congress. It is divided into what two houses?
a) Senate and House of Representatives
b) Democrat and Republican
c) Federalists and Anti-federalists
d) Supreme Court and Senate

How many representatives does South Carolina have in the House of Representatives?
a) 6
b) 2
c) 5
d) 20

The US Constitution established what three branches of government?
a) Judicial, legislative, and executive
b) Political, economic, and technological
c) Executive, king, house of representatives
d) President, Supreme Court, Senate

The Articles of Confederation gave whom the power to govern America?
a) State government
b) Federal government
c) President
d) King

Who was the first president of the United States of America?
a) George Washington
b) Thomas Jefferson
c) John Adams
d) Alexander Hamilton

Which was the major author of the Declaration of Independence?
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) Alexander Hamilton
c) John Adams
d) George Washington

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