2 According to the Georgia Constitution the state’s voters do what? Give the government power
3 The Constitutional Convention of 1787 What was called to revise the Articles of Confederation after Shay’s Rebellion?The Constitutional Convention of 1787
4 Who were William Few and Abraham Baldwin? The two Georgians that signed the U.S. Constitution
5 What type of government shares power between a strong central government and weaker local ones ? FEDERAL
6 The ___________ plan called for a unicameral legislature with each state receiving one vote in Congress.New Jersey
7 TRUE / FALSE According to the 1789 Georgia Constitution, the state legislature was bicameral.
8 According to the 1787 US Constitution, the legislature was to have how many houses? TWO
9 TRUE / FALSE Under the principle of separation of powers, an individual holding the office of vice-president, can work for another office of the federal government at the same time?FALSE
10 Changes to the US Constitution are called what? Amendments
11 What is the Georgia General Assembly ? The legislative branch of Georgia government
12 The Bill of Rights marked the first changes to the Constitution which guaranteed certain freedoms to the American people. How many changes were there?TEN
13 When was the Governor of Georgia limited to a one year term? Under the Georgia state constitution of 1777
14 The legislature was most powerful in each The Georgia Constitution of 1777 and the Articles of Confederation had what in common?The legislature was most powerful in each
15 Which is the only Georgia county named for a female Revolutionary Hero. Hart
16 TRUE / FALSE A major weakness of the Articles of Confederation was the fact that the national government represented all thirteen states.FALSE
17 What is a written document called that describes a government’s power and its people’s rights? Constitution
18 The fact that the US and GA each have three branches of government demonstrates what political concept?Separation of Power
19 During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the ___________ plan called for a bicameral legislature with each state’s representation in Congress to be based on population .Virginia
20 What is the main tool used by the executive branch to check the legislative branch? Veto
21 The basic rights and freedoms that the government cannot take away are guaranteed in what? BILL OF RIGHTS
22 TRUE / FALSE Under the principle of separation of powers, an individual cannot hold a position in more than one branch of state or federal government at the same time?TRUE
23 Why did GA ratify the US Constitution? The answer is, “It would create a strong national government, slavery was not banned, and it would expand the territory.” What is the question?Why did GA ratify theUS Constitution?
24 The U.S. president is in charge of which branch of the federal government? The Executive Branch
25 What Georgian voted for the small state plan and created a tie and forced the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to create the Great Compromise?Abraham Baldwin
26 TRUE / FALSE According to the 1777 Georgia Constitution, the state legislature was bicameral.
27 For what reason is Button Gwinnett most famous? One of the three Georgians that signed the Declaration of Independence
28 TRUE / FALSE The Articles of Confederation did NOT provide for a way to collect taxes directly?
29 Under what document did GA have a unicameral legislature? Under the Georgia Constitution of 1777.
30 The People Or State’s Voters According to the Georgia Constitution all government power comes from where?The People Or State’s Voters
31 TRUE / FALSE The Articles of Confederation provided for a strong president?
32 What does the Electoral College do? Chooses head of the executive branch of the federal government President of the USA
33 The New Jersey plan called for a _________ legislature with each state receiving one vote in Congress.unicameral
34 A system of checks and balances The state legislature can override a governor’s veto and Georgia courts can declare laws unconstitutional. These are examples of what political concept?A system of checks and balances
35 The branch of government that ensures that all laws do not violate a citizen’s rights according to the Constitution is which one??Judicial
36 According to the separation of powers concept, the federal government is divided into how many branches?3 SEPARATE BRANCHES
37 To keep any one branch of the government from becoming too powerful, the U.S. Constitution uses a system of what?Checks & Balances
38 What do we call the legislative branch of Georgia government? Georgia General Assembly
39 The U.S. Constitution controls government power by splitting it in thirds. This is known as what political principle?Separation of Powers
40 What type of government shares power between a weak central government and stronger local ones ? confederacy
41 The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as what? BILL of RIGHTS
42 Its definition means to politically approve or support something Its definition means to politically approve or support something. What is the term?Ratification
43 Appointed by the legislature. Under the Georgia state constitution of 1777, how did the governor get his position?Appointed by the legislature.
44 The United States’ first federal constitution was called what? The Articles of Confederation
45 What is a written contract between a government and its people called? Constitution
47 TRUE / FALSE A major weakness of the Articles of Confederation was the fact that the national government was too STRONG.FALSE
48 A weak one (GOVERNMENT) Because they had just freed themselves from the strong, powerful government of Great Britain, the authors of the Articles of Confederation wanted what type of government?A weak one (GOVERNMENT)
49 The Governor is in charge of which branch of Georgia government? The Executive Branch
50 Abraham Baldwin voted for the small state plan and created a tie and forced the Constitutional Convention to create what?The Great Compromise