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Founding America Test Review Part 2.

What is the name for the philosophical time period following the Renaissance that influenced the writing of the Constitution?
a) Dark Ages
b) Enlightnment
c) Industrial Revolution
d) Great Awakening

Under the Articles of Confederation, which of the following is a power the Congress had
a) Create a military
b) Tax the people
c) Declare war
d) Change state laws

How many votes did each state get under the Articles of Confederation?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 50
d) It depended on how big the state was

Which of the following was NOT a purpose for writing the Declaration of Independence?
a) To declare freedom from the British
b) To explain the rights all people are entitled to
c) To list their complaints against the King
d) To explain how the new U.S government would work

According to the Declaration of Independence, what is the role of the government?
a) To protect people's natural rights
b) To keep peace and order
c) To gain wealth and power
d) To keep the people happy

Which of the following is one of the unalienable rights listed in the Declaration of Independence?
a) Liberty
b) Free speech
c) Trial by Jury
d) Peace

Which section of the Declaration of the Independence talks about how they believe the government should work?
a) Declaration of Natural Rights
b) Preamble
c) Resolution of Independence
d) List of Grievances

What part of the Declaration of Independence includes all of the complaints against the King of Britain?
a) Declaration of Natural Rights
b) List of Grievances
c) List of Sentiments
d) Resolution of Independence

What is the name for the introduction of the Declaration of Independence?
a) Introduction
b) Declaration of Natural Rights
c) Resolution of Independence
d) Preamble

The President, Vice President, and Cabinet are all a part of which branch of government under the Constitution?
a) Executive Branch
b) Judicial Branch
c) Leadership Branch
d) Legislative Branch

How did the Enlightenment influence the Constitution?
a) The social contract
b) Consent of the governed
c) Separation of powers
d) All answers are correct

Which document was the first evidence of self-government in the colonies and had an influence on the Constitution?
a) Magna Carta
b) English Bill of Rights
c) Mayflower Compact
d) Declaration of Independence

Which of the following is NOT accurate about the Magna Carta?
a) It made the King subject to laws
b) It forced the King to protect the rights of nobles in order for them to obey him
c) It included the idea that citizens cannot be deprived of life, liberty or property
d) It created the Parliament

Which document set up the basis for freedom of religion in the United States?
a) Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
b) Mayflower Compact
c) English Bill of Rights
d) Magna Carta

Where did the ideas for many of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, like freedom from cruel and unusual punishment, come from?
a) Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
b) Mayflower Compact
c) Enlightenment
d) English Bill of Rights

What part of the Constitution describes the purpose of the U.S government?
a) Article 1
b) The Amendments
c) The Preamble
d) Article 7

What is the name for the sections of the Constitution?
a) Amendments
b) Articles
c) Sections
d) Branches

Which of the following is NOT a branch of government created by the Constitution?
a) Executive Branch
b) Judicial Branch
c) Supreme Branch
d) Legislative Branch

Who is the leading member of the Executive branch?
a) The President
b) The House of Representatives
c) The Supreme Court
d) The Senate

The Congress is part of which branch?
a) Executive
b) Legislative
c) Judicial
d) Supreme

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