Among the purposes of the United States government spelled out in the Preamble is the obligation to A.keep the executive and legislative branches of government separate. B.create an autocratic form of government. C.defend the country against Americans who oppose its policies. D.establish justice
Name two purposes of government as outlined in the Preamble of the Constitution:
Name two other purposes of government as outlined in the Preamble:
In a democracy, the will of the majority A.cannot be changed or improved upon. B.rarely leads to satisfactory policy decisions. C.cannot be used to deprive rights to a member of a minority group. D.is not open to compromise.
Which of the following best describes the divine right theory of the state? a)evolves from the family structure b)God gives the power to rule c)people agree upon government d)authority by force
Which of the following best describes the social contract theory of the state? a)evolves from the family structure b)God gives the power to rule c)people agree upon government d)authority by force
Which of the following best describes the evolutionary theory of the state? a)evolves from the family structure b)God gives the power to rule c)people agree upon government d)authority by force
Which of the following best describes the force theory of the state? a)evolves from the family structure b)God gives the power to rule c)people agree upon government d)authority by force
Private individuals and companies decide what products to manufacture and what prices to charge for goods and services in a Market economy Socialist economy Welfare state Command economy
Public individuals and government agencies decide what products to manufacture and what prices to charge for goods and services in a Market economy Socialist economy Welfare state Command economy
Write this down Politics is a(n) ____, while government is a(n) ____. process, institution policy, institution institution, process negative, positive
For what reason might the ruler(s) in a dictatorship feel threatened by the existence of the Internet?
The government set up by the Articles of Confederation had a)no legislative or judicial branch. b)only a legislative and an executive branch. c)only a legislative branch, consisting of a unicameral Congress. d)only a legislative branch, consisting of a bicameral Congress.
True or False The Bill of Rights outlines the purposes of American government.
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to meet the demands of the a. Federalists. b. Anti-Federalists. c. Congress. d. Patriots.
True or False An informed citizenry is an important part of an effective democracy.
The Federalist can be called a “campaign document” because it a)was written to draw people’s attention to the need to defeat the British. b)contained the best political writings in the English language. c)was written to convince voters to support the new Constitution. d)was written by an anonymous author.
When crafting the new Constitution, the Framers drew from…..
True or False Under a socialist economic system, medical care is provided to the citizens.
Which of the following best describes the concept of limited government? a. Powers are divided among three independent branches of government. b. All political power belongs to the people. c. Government must operate within certain bounds set by the people. d. The people must behave according to rules set by the government.
True or False The U.S. government provides public goods and services to promote the general welfare
35. With the words, "We the People," the Constitution establishes its authority on the basis of a. popular sovereignty. b. the rule of law. c. the separation of powers. d. limited government.
True or False Under a capitalistic economic system, public officials decide how productive property is to be used
True or False Dictatorships exercise limited authority over the people
True or False A nation must have at least 2,500 people and cover 25,000 miles to be considered a state
True or False A federal government is one in which all power is concentrated in the central government
True or False Compromise is vital in the decision-making process of a democracy.
The idea that the people have the right to abolish an abusive and unresponsive government was FIRST formally expressed by Americans in the a. Constitution. b. Petition of Right. c. Declaration of Rights. d. Declaration of Independence.
24. All of the following influenced the Framers in developing the Constitution EXCEPT a. State constitutions. b. John Locke's Two Treatises of Government. c. Virginia's royal charter. d. British tradition.
19. At the Philadelphia Convention, the delegates agreed to a. make minor revisions to the Articles of Confederation. b. open their sessions to the public. c. pass proposals by unanimous vote only. d. draft a new constitution.
OTHER VOCAB TO KNOW: 1.autocracy 2.compromise 3.constitution 4.democracy 5.dicatatorship 6.federal government 7.free enterprise system 8.government 9.oligarchy 10.parliamentary government 11.presidential government 12.public policy 13.socialism 14.state 15.unitary government