1) Wrote Democracy in America and defined American exceptionalism since Americans had a unique government system that allowed the "people to rule?" a) Thomas Jefferson b) James Madison c) Alexis de Tocqueville d) Andrew Jackson 2) Economic practice of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in which the government keeps its hands off the economy and allows the people to control their own economic interests? a) Laissez Faire b) Free enterprise c) Communism d) Socialism 3) Which of the following five values (as defined by de Tocqueville) gave the people their freedom through rule of law? a) Individualism b) Popular Sovereignty c) Egalitarianism d) Liberty 4) A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised through free elections? a) Communism b) Democracy c) Socialism d) Oligarchy 5) Who is the ultimate authority in the American government? a) The President b) Congress c) The Supreme Court d) The People 6) What amendment states that the law must be fairly applied to all citizens (due process of law)? a) 4th b) 5th c) 6th d) 7th 7) Which of the following is NOT a qualification to become a naturalized citizen of the United States? a) 18+ years old b) Lawful permanent resident c) Speak, read, write English d) Knowledge of US Government and History e) Major convictions in a court of law are acceptable  f) Take oath of allegiance to the United States 8) Jury duty, registering for the selective service, paying taxes and voting are all examples of - a) Civic duty b) Passive Resistance c) Civil Disobedience d) Militancy 9) Which proposed amendment was Phyllis Schlafly against? a) 1st b) 2nd c) 14th d) Equal Rights Amendment 10) Which Supreme Court Case stated juries must be elected from all qualified persons regardless of national origin or descent? a) Sweatt v. Painter b) Brown v. Board of Education - Topeka c) Hernandez v. Texas d) Tinker v. Des Moines 11) Which constitutional principle allows for each branch to watch the other branches to prevent one from having too much power? a) Separation of Powers b) Federalism c) Limited Government d) Checks and Balances 12) Which constitutional principle allows for the sharing of powers between the nation and the states? (ex: both can tax the people, states set guidelines on marriage and education, nation can raise an army) a) Federalism b) Separation of Powers c) Republicanism d) Individual Rights 13) Which constitutional principle divides the government into three equal branches? a) Checks and Balances b) Federalism c) Separation of Powers d) Republicanism 14) Which amendment protects freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition? a) 1st b) 2nd c) 3rd d) 4th 15) Which amendment upholds federalism by stating that all powers not specified in the Constitution are reserved (given) to the states? a) 7th b) 8th c) 9th d) 10th




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