STUDY GUIDE AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT TEST 1
STUDY GUIDE AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT TEST 1 PS 1113
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STUDY GUIDE FOR TEST 1 (CHAPTER 1-3) 1. Most major definitions of politics make reference to: -> ideas to conflict and conflict resolution 2. Government refers to: -> institution in which decisions are made to resolve conflict 3. Totalitarianism as a concept means: -> a form of government that controls all aspects of the political and social lives of a nation 4. To ensure that majority rule does not become oppressive, modern democracies: -> guarantee the rights of minorities 5. In the United States liberalism advocates: -> enhance opportunities for equality 6. Conservatives tend to support: -> less government 7. Thomas Paine’s pamphlet,Common Sense, advocated the: -> idea that a government of our own is our natural right 8. Perhaps the most revolutionary concept in the Declaration of Independence was the assumption: -> people have natural rights 9. The major reason for the creation of the Articles of Confederation was the: -> fear of a powerful government 10. The term confederation is important because it means: -> a voluntary association of independent states 11. Shays rebellion helped to demonstrate that the Articles of Confederation: -> could not protect the citizenry from armed rebellion 12. The Great Compromise proposed: -> a bicameral legislature 13. The Federalists advocated a: -> strong central government and the new Constitution 14. The anti-Federalist advocated: -> opposition to the Constitution 15. Informal methods of Constitutional change include: -> interpretations by both Congress and the President 16. In a federal system power is: -> shared between the central government and constituent governments 17. An advantage of federalism is that: -> governmental functions can be farmed out to states or provinces 18. One of the arguments against federalism is: -> that state and local interests can block progress and impede national plans 19. The term interstate relations deals with relationships between: -> state governments 20. The concept of federal mandates refers to: -> requirements in federal legislation that force states to comply with certain rules 21. A type of government in which the citizens elect individuals to make laws for them is known as: -> representative democracy 22. The part of the Constitution that allows Congress the power to do whatever is necessary to execute its designated powers is known as: -> the necessary and proper clause 23. The Virginia Plan: -> favored states with large geographic areas 24. The New Jersey Plan was: -> simply an amendment of the Articles of Confederation 25. The Annapolis convention was called primarily to: -> discuss commercial problems
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