The Constitution was the first government set up after defeating the British.
Answer: FALSE! The Articles of Confederation existed for 10 years before the Constitution.
How many branches of government does the constitution call for?
Answer: Three: legislative, executive and judicial!
Two: legislative and judicial.
Two: legislative and executive.
Three: legislative, executive and judicial.
Why was the constitutional convention of late 1787 called?
Answer: To amend the Articles of Confederation!
To draw up a brand new government.
To declare war on England!
To amend the Articles of Confederation.
What are the first ten amendments to the US Constitution known as?
Answer: Bill of Rights!
What is Federalism?
Answer: The dividing of governmental power between central and state institutions!
The dividing of governmental power between central and state institutions.
The domination of central government.
The evisceration of central governmental power.
What could the government NOT do, according to the Articles of Confederation?
Answer: Collect Taxes!
What infamous compromise settled the "slavery question"?
Answer: The Three-Fifths Compromise!
The Three-Fifths Compromise
Which of these rebellions happened under the Articles of Confederation?
Answer: Shay's Rebellion!
What is Judicial Review?
Answer: The process of the Supreme Court to declare whether or not a law is unconstitutional!
The Supreme Court reviews the other branches and make sure they don't mess up.
The process of the Supreme Court to declare whether or not a law is unconstitutional.
The ability of the Supreme Court to dispute statehood.
The Supreme Court reviews elections.
How is the US President elected?
Answer: Through the electoral college!
Through the electoral college.
Through a national popular vote.
Elected by a vote in the Senate.
Which political party platform did George Washington run on?
Answer: None, Washington did not declare for a party!
The Democratic-Republican Party
None, he did not declare for a party.
The 18th Amendment was the only one that had another amendment to repeal it.
Answer: TRUE! This Amendment made alcohol illegal and was repealed by the 21st Amendment.
How can Congress overturn a presidential veto?
Answer: With a 2/3rds vote in both Houses of Congress!
With a 2/3rds vote in both Houses of Congress.
With a 2/3rds vote in both House of Representatives.
The 3rd presidential election in 1796 resulted in a president and vice-president in 2 separate parties.
Answer: TRUE! Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic Republicans was John Adams' vice-president.
Which constitutional amendment ended slavery?
Answer: The 13th Amendment!
Which of these rights is NOT guaranteed under the First Amendment?
Answer: Right to petition the government!
Right to freedom of speech
Right to freedom of press
Right to freedom of assembly
Right to petition the government
Can the electoral college reject a candidate and vote their conscience?
Answer: Yes, they can vote however they choose!
Yes, but they may face consequences.
Yes, they can, however they choose.
No, they must abide by their state constituents.
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