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  • Question 1
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    Which principle is found in the Preamble ("We the People"?)

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    Limited Government

    Federalism

    Checks and Balances

    Popular Sovereignty

  • Question 2
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    Which principle has each branch in charge of its own job and governmental duties?

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    Checks and Balances

    Federalism

    Separation of Powers

    Limited Government

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    Which branch is found in Article I of the Constitution, and who's powers include writing bills, declaring war and impeaching the president?

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    Legislative Branch (Congress)

    Executive Branch (President and Cabinet)

    Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)

    Individual state governments

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    Which branch can be found in Article II (2) of the Constitution, and who's powers include enforcing.executing the laws, can veto (say "no" to) bills, and can nominate Supreme Court Justices?

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    Legislative Branch (Congress)

    Executive Branch (President and Cabinet)

    Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)

    Individual state governments

  • Question 5
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    Which branch of government can be found in Article III (3) of the Constitution, and who's powers include "Judicial Review" (can determine if a law is constitutional or unconstitutional0?

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    Legislative Branch (Congress)

    Executive Branch (President and Cabinet)

    Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)

    Individual state governments

  • Question 6
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    What is the power of "Judicial Review?"

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    The Supreme Court can determine if a justice/judge passes their annual (yearly) performance review.

    The Supreme Court can overrule a jury's decision.

    The Supreme Court can review the President's performance, and have him/her impeached.

    The Supreme Court can rule an existing law as constitutional (legal) or unconstitutional (illegal))

  • Question 7
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    Which principle has each branch of government monitor/look over the actions of the other branches?

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    Checks and Balances

    Separation of Powers

    Limited Government

    Federalism

  • Question 8
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    Which principle states that citizens rule through elected representatives?

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    Checks and Balances

    Individual Rights

    Federalism

    Republicanism

  • Question 9
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    Which principle states that power is divided and shared between different levels of government (local, state, federal)?

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    Limited Government

    Federalism

    Popular Sovereignty

    Separation of Powers

  • Question 10
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    Which amendment in the Bill of Rights is the same as the principle of "Federalism?"

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    7th Amendment

    8th Amendment

    9th Amendment

    10th amendment

  • Question 11
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    What is a trick you can use to remember which Amendment is the same thing as Federalism?

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    The actual word "Federalism" has 7 letters in it, which is the amendment number it is.

    The actual word "Federalism" has 8 letters in it, which is the amendment number it is.

    The actual word "Federalism" has 9 letters in it, which is the amendment number it is.

    The actual word "Federalism" has 10 letters in it, which is the amendment number it is.

  • Question 12
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    Which description below BEST describes the principle of "Limited Government?"

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    Nobody is above the law; The government's power is limited by the Constitution.

    People elect their representatives, who then make the laws.

    Local, state and federal governments all share power(s).

    Citizens are guaranteed certain rights that the government cannot take from them.

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    Which principle can be found in the "Bill of Rights" (the first 10 Amendments)?

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    Limited Government

    Checks and Balances

    Individual Rights

    Popular Sovereignty

  • Question 14
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "Citizens elect senators to serve in Washington, D.C."

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    Popular Sovereignty

    Republicanism

    Checks and Balances

    Separation of Powers

  • Question 15
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "The Constitution restricts the powers of the federal government."

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    Federalism

    Limited Government

    Checks and Balances

    Separation of Powers

  • Question 16
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "The Judicial Branch interprets (explain or translate) the law."

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    Separation of Powers

    Checks and Balances

    Limited Government

    Individual Rights

  • Question 17
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "The president can veto laws passed by Congress."

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    Separation of Powers

    Federalism

    Checks and Balances

    Popular Sovereignty

  • Question 18
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "State governments have the power to pass marriage laws within their states."

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    Popular Sovereignty

    Checks and Balances

    Individual Rights

    Federalism

  • Question 19
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): “We the people ... do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

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    Limited Government

    Popular Sovereignty

    Individual Rights

    Republicanism

  • Question 20
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "Article I, Legislative Branch; Article II, Executive Branch; Article III, Judicial Branch."

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    Republicanism

    Checks and Balances

    Separation of Powers

    Limited Government

  • Question 21
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "2/3 of both congressional houses vote in favor of proposing an amendment."

    answer choices

    Separation of Powers

    Checks and Balances

    Federalism

    Republicanism

  • Question 22
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "Congress passes a bill--> The President vetos the bill--> Congress overrides the Presidential veto."

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    Separation of Powers

    Checks and Balances

    Limited Government

    Republicanism

  • Question 23
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution... are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." (Tenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution)

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    Individual Rights

    Republicanism

    Checks and Balances

    Federalism

  • Question 24
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "The President appoints (chooses) his cabinet members (advisers), and if position is open, the President appoints (chooses) a new Supreme Court Justice (judge). The Senate must approve the President's appointments (choices)."

    answer choices

    Republicanism

    Checks and Balances

    Separation of Powers

    Limited Government

  • Question 25
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    Which principle did philosopher, Charles de Montesquieu, influence?

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    Separation of Powers

    Popular Sovereignty

    Republicanism

    Individual Rights

  • Question 26
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    What is a trick to help you remember Montesquieu influenced the principle of Separation of Powers?

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    Montesquieu and Separation of Powers have the same number of letters in them.

    Montesquieu attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

    Montesquieu created 3 branches of government in England.

    Montesquieu has 3 syllables in his name (mon-te-squieu), and there are 3 branches of government.

  • Question 27
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "The government gets its powers from the consent (permission) of the governed (the citizens/people)."

    answer choices

    Republicanism

    Popular Sovereignty

    Limited Government

    Individual Rights

  • Question 28
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "A person may not be denied a job based on their religious beliefs."

    answer choices

    Popular Sovereignty

    Limited Government

    Federalism

    Individual Rights

  • Question 29
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    Name the principle (Choose the BEST answer): "Government officials must follow all the laws."

    answer choices

    Checks and Balances

    Individual Rights

    Limited Government

    Popular Sovereignty

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