Have an account?
What civic responsibility does this source represent?
Getting a drivers license
appearing for jury duty
paying for income tax
registering to vote
What preamble goal was former US President, Lyndon B. Johnson trying to communicate with the following statement?
"I shall not seek, nor will I accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President."
Government holds frequent and fair elections.
Government exists to serve the people.
Government promotes the general welfare.
Government provides for the common defense.
Which preamble goal was the government trying to communicate with the newspaper headline seen here?
He wanted to ensure domestic tranquility?
He wanted to promote the general welfare.
He wanted to secure the blessings of our liberty.
He wanted to provide for the common defense?
What "check" does the US Senate have on the president of the United States?
refuse to confirm appointments
declare laws unconstitutional.
"A representation of the people in one assembly being obtained, a question arises, whether all the powers of government, legislative, executive, and judicial, shall be left in this body? I think people cannot be long free, nor ever happy, if the power of government is in one assembly."
What basic principle of the new American government is former president John Adams saying in this statement in 1776?
checks and balances
separation of powers
Which principle does the U.S. Supreme Court apply when it declares an act of Congress unconstitutional?
separation of powers
checks and balances
"Enumerated or expressed powers" are those powers which are _____________________.
Found in the Constitution.
Powers that are given to the states.
Found in the Tenth Amendment
Powers given only to the President of the United States.
The courts, policing and the power to lay and collect taxes are all examples of ______________________________.
Read the following quote and answer the question below:
"The Burlingame Treaty (1870) allowed the U.S. to deny citizenship to persons born in the U.S. whose parents were born outside the U.S. The US Supreme Court decided to hear the case and gave the following reason for its ruling."
How did the court apply the 14th Amendment to decide this case?
To deny a native person citizenship rights does not support constitutional principles.
A naturalized citizen possesses all the rights of a native citizen according to the Constitution.
Persons born outside the U.S. are not permitted to pursue citizenship because they are unemployed.
Persons born outside the U.S. are not permitted to pursue citizenship because they do not own property.
% of Naturalized Citizens
from State’s Immigrant Population
New York 52%
How might these populations affect political campaigns?
Candidates for governor will campaign for immigration reform in Texas
Candidates for president will campaign for immigration reform in Florida.
Candidates for governor will campaign for naturalization reform in California.
Candidates for president will campaign for naturalization reform in New York.
Which is a constitutional requirement to run for Congress?
Be at least 18 years old
Be at least 25 years old
Be a US citizen
Be at least 21 years old
After serving as a U.S. Senator, Laura decided to run for governor of Florida. Liz, Laura’s opponent, claims in court that Laura is not qualified to run. A judge rules in Liz’s favor. What was the basis for the lawsuit?
Laura has never owned land in Florida.
Laura is not a Florida resident.
Laura is not yet 40 years old.
Laura has never voted.
What do the following terms all have in common?
"lawmakers, Acts and The Three Branches of Government"
They are all related to the Structure, Powers and function of the Federal/State Government
They are all related to checks and balances within the Federal Government
They are all related to the separation of powers within the Federal and State Government.
They are all related to the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government
Cabinet nominee promises to support equal rights.
What is the likely result of this event?
The president issues an executive order to reduce pollution
Congress votes to improve employment protections
State governors decide to raise the minimum wage
Two-thirds of the governors confirm the appointment
Look at the following image. The sign reads, "Latest Spring Style to be worn by gentlemen nominated to be members of the US Supreme Court".
What do you think this image is referring too?
Nominations to the US Congress
Nominations to the Florida state supreme court.
Nominations for US Senate
Nominations for US Supreme Court.
What do the terms: "Social Contract, Separation of Powers and Natural Law have in common?
They all have to do with the function of our federal government.
They all have to do with our individual rights and liberties.
They all have to do with the laws of nature as discussed by Hobbes and Locke
They all have to do with the values, structure and purpose of our system of government.
Read the passage below from the Constitution of Massachusetts of 1780:
"The body politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals; …. which the whole people covenant with each citizen and each citizen with the whole people that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good.
Which principle expressed in the statement influenced the Founding Fathers when they wrote the Constitution?
Separation of Powers
Rule of Law
Look closely at this cartoon. What do you think is the message that this cartoon is trying to communicate to the viewer?
The image shows what American life was like before the invention of the automobile.
The image shows the president having a hard time with the other branches of the government.
The image shows that government is divided as Montesquieu said it should be and was borrowed by our Founding Fathers when they wrote the Constitution.
The image shows that government is divided as Hobbes believed it should be and was borrowed by our Founding Fathers when they wrote the Constitution.
The passage below discusses an important idea found in the English Bill of Rights. Read the passage and then decide what important idea is it referring too:
"The king of Bhutan…is the head of state, with executive power vested in the cabinet, headed by …Prime Minister…In July 2013 the country held its second general elections, in which the former opposition People’s Democratic Party gained a majority of the seats in the National Assembly, resulting in the country’s first democratic transfer of power to the opposition. International election observers reported the elections were generally free and fair."
This quote is referring to which of the following answers below?
free and fair elections
separation of powers
sharing the election results with the voters.
Limiting the Power of the Monarch.
Look at the following image and notice the caption below the picture. What event is this picture referring too?
The signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
The Signing of the English Bill of Rights in 1689.
The Signing of the Manga Carta in 1215.
The signing of the US Constitution in 1788.
"No taxation without representation"
How does the modern political system in the United States uphold the principles expressed in the statement?
by requiring federal tax bills to be proposed by the president
by making local governments responsible for enforcing federal tax laws
by requiring federal tax bills to be introduced in the House of Representatives
by requiring federal tax bills to be proposed by the Secretary of the Treasury
"A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."
How does the modern political system in the United States uphold the principles expressed in this statement?
by allowing the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach the president
by allowing federal judges to impeach members of Congress
by allowing the president to impeach members of Congress
by allowing the Senate to impeach the president
What do you think this image is trying to communicate to the viewer?
That it is talking about the United States being a more perfect union.
That it is talking about the Democrats and Republicans controlling the United States.
That the people are tired of Democrats and Republicans running the government of the United States.
That regardless of the differences in the parties, the government must work together and that it exists to serve the people.
What Enlightenment idea is represented by the headline?
separation of powers
checks and balances
Which right is an example of an Enlightenment idea?
Fifth Amendment self-incrimination protection
First Amendment freedom of speech guarantees
First Amendment freedom of religion guarantees
Fourth Amendment search and seizure protection
President Vetoes legislation from Congress.
Congress decides to over ride the veto.
The President nominates Judges to the Supreme Court
The Senate Confirms Supreme Court nominations.
The two examples above demonstrate which of the following ideas under our system of government?
Popular Sovereignty and Separation of Powers
Checks and balances and Separation of Powers
Separation of Powers Judicial Review
Checks and Balances and Popular Sovereignty
Which principle is included in the U.S. Constitution?
Rule of Law
Right to a fair trail
Which example represents the media acting as watchdog?
A journalist discovers that an office holder held a hearing.
A journalist discovers that an office holder accepted a bribe
A journalist discovers that an office holder decided to retire.
A journalist discovers that an office holder voted against a bill.
What is the message of the quote below:
"The Federal Communications Commission has, for several years, imposed a "fairness doctrine" requiring that all public issues be presented by broadcasters and that each side of the issue be given fair coverage."
Based on the passage, what is a goal of the FCC regulation?
To limit bias in political communication
To promote bias in political communication
To limit symbolism in political communication
To promote symbolism in political communication
Which political party would most likely support this point of view?
Which idea would the Republican Party likely support?
Increased social program spending
More government involvement in peoples lives.
What constitutional relationship does this image represent?
Expressed or Enumerated Powers
"While we set about becoming the best place in the country to create jobs, we’ll also take a fresh look at education and health care. Few things matter as much to us as our health care and the education of our children."
Based on the passage, what is the purpose of government services in people’s lives?
resolve constitutional conflicts
resolve municipal conflicts
promote domestic security
promote foreign affairs
What is this image referring too?
Refers to the powers and responsibilities of the federal government
Refers to the powers and responsibilities of both the federal and state governments
Refers to the powers and responsibilities of the local government
Refers to the powers and responsibilities of the state government
Based on the video quote, what can be presumed about rule of law?
It requires judicial review.
It promotes fair procedures.
It requires consistent application
It promotes institutional transparency.
What right do citizens have?
Having a job
Voting in Elections
Which is a requirement for a person to become a naturalized U.S. citizen?
Marrying a U.S. citizen and having a child with that person
Being a legal resident of the U.S. for at least five years.
Gaining employment in the U.S. for at least five years.
Reaching age eighteen while living in the U.S. capital.
The events below describe the use of a government document.
Laura was born in France and lived in France until she immigrated to the U.S. at age 21. At age 25, Laura visited Morocco on vacation.
Why did Laura use a U.S. passport to travel?
Laura was a resident alien of the U.S.
Laura was a resident national of the U.S.
Laura was a U.S. citizen by the law of soil.
Laura was a U.S. citizen by the law of blood.
Which part of the U.S. Constitution outlines legislative power?
The Tenth Amendment
What was the significance of the stamp on the newspaper?
It demonstrated that Parliament ignored the colonists’ media communications.
It demonstrated that Parliament controlled the colonists’ press outlets.
It represented the colonists’ opposition to English tax policies.
It represented the colonists’ fulfillment of English tax policies.