I'm really struggling on these questions! If any of you American government gurus can help, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
1. Which of the following statements is true regarding Anti-Federalists?
A. Anti-Federalists were suspicious of a strong central government.
B. Anti-Federalists argued against states' rights.
C. Anti-Federalists were strongly against the Bill of Rights.
D. Anti-Federalists supported a strong central government.
2. The right to petition members of the government is contained in the _______ Amendment to the
3. Suppose Briscoe Cole is found not guilty of murder in a fair jury trial. Later, evidence comes to light that
Briscoe may have been guilty. Under the _______ principle of the Fifth Amendment, Briscoe can't be tried
again for that same crime.
B. due process
C. double jeopardy
D. grand jury
4. What was the main purpose of the Thirteenth Amendment?
A. It overturned the Three-Fifths Compromise.
B. It guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race.
C. It abolished slavery.
D. It gave women the right to vote.
5. Which one of the following leaders proposed the ideas for the compromise that was eventually adopted
in drafting the Constitution?
A. Roger Sherman
B. William Paterson
C. Gouverneur Morris
D. Alexander Hamilton
6. The Preamble to the Constitution does not specify providing for
A. economic equity.
C. domestic tranquility.
D. common defense.
7. Supporters of the New Jersey Plan
A. required that Senators be selected by a House of Representatives.
B. rejected the idea of three branches of government.
C. supported a bicameral legislature.
D. called for a legislature in which each state had one vote.
8. Shays' Rebellion encouraged national leaders to
A. repeal the Stamp Act.
B. repeal the Bill of Rights.
C. change the Declaration of Independence.
D. seek alternatives to the Articles of Confederation.
9. In 1787, delegates met in Philadelphia. They came from all of the 13 states except
A. South Carolina.
B. New Jersey.
C. Rhode Island.
10. The process by which the Constitution was approved by the states is known as
11. Suppose a bill has passed both the House and the Senate. It goes to the president at the beginning of
the annual session of Congress. The president doesn't sign the bill but holds it for more than 10 days. What
happens to the bill?
A. It cannot become law, but it has not been vetoed.
B. It has been vetoed.
C. It becomes law only if two-thirds of the House and Senate vote for it.
D. It becomes law.
12. In 1900, how were members of the United States Senate chosen?
A. They were appointed by the governor of their state.
B. They were appointed by their state legislatures.
C. They were elected by the people.
D. They were elected by the House of Representatives.
13. The original purpose of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was to
A. develop the principle of states' rights.
B. solve the slavery issue.
C. elect the first president of the United States.
D. revise the Articles of Confederation.
14. In 1786, Virginians called a convention in Annapolis to discuss problems with the
A. Bill of Rights.
C. Articles of Confederation.
D. Declaration of Independence.
15. Suppose you're an attorney. In a case you're presenting to a federal court, you argue that the person
you're defending suffered cruel and unusual punishment. Which Amendment of the Constitution should
A. Amendment IX
B. Amendment III
C. Amendment IV
D. Amendment VIII
16. A bicameral legislature features
A. one hundred equal representatives.
B. one legislative body.
C. two legislative bodies.
D. four equal legislative bodies.
17. The Eighteenth Amendment, "Prohibition," was reversed by the _______ Amendment.
18. The idea that people within a state can and should determine the laws within that state is referred to as
A. state sovereignty.
B. popular sovereignty.
19. Which one of the following statements is accurate for the Articles of Confederation?
A. Each state could veto a presidential decision.
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B. Interstate commerce could be regulated.
C. There was only one central court.
D. There was no president.
20. Controls given to one branch of government to limit the power of another branch are known as
A. basic rights.
B. popular sovereignty.
C. checks and balances.
D. appellate jurisdiction.