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2.1 The Roots of American Democracy

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  • Q1
    What important principle that later influenced the development of representative government did Magna Carta advance>
    Rule of law
    separation of powers
  • Q2
    Which of the following statements describes how ideals such as representative government, limited government and individual rights developed in the American colonies
    The colonists brought these edeals of the English political heritage with them
    The colonists' distance from England allowed them to develop these ideals
    The colonists observed Native American government rooted in these ideals
    The struggle to establish colonies inspired these ideals among the colonists
  • Q3
    Which type of English colony enjoyed the ost independence from the English monarchy>
    charter colony
    royal colony
    compact colony
    proprietary colony
  • Q4
    Which of the following statements best describes the idea of civic virtue
    A government's power must be divided among several branches
    A republic can thrive oly id citizens place the common good over their own interests
    An individual possesses natural rights of life, liberty, and property
    A monarch's unrestricted power can lead easily to tyranny
  • Q5
    Enlightenment ideas influenced the framers opinions regarding which of the following political concepts?
    social contract
    civic virtue
    divine right

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