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Types of Government; Principles of the Constitution; Great Compromise

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  • Q1
    The New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan proposed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 disagreed with each other about the representation in the legislative branch. What BEST explains the reason for this disagreement?
    Some states wanted equal representation, but others wanted representation according to size of population
    Some states wanted indirect elections, but others wanted elections by universal suffrage.
    Some states wanted representatives appointed by governors, but others wanted them appointed by state legislators.
    Some states wanted a parliamentary system, but others wanted separate branches of government.
  • Q2
    Which of these is NOT present in a country with a limited government
    a citizen chooses to run for public office
    a president eliminates regular elections
    a court reviews the constitutionality of a law
    a citizen sues for protection of equal rights
  • Q3
    Which phrase is the basis for democratic government in the United States?
    "all men are created equal"
    "deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"
    "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"
    "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"
  • Q4
    Which presidential action checks the power of the Supreme Court?
    vetoing a Supreme Court decision
    declaring a law unconstitutional
    impeaching a Supreme Court justice
    nominating a candidate for the Supreme Court
  • Q5
    Which principle of the U.S. government consists of supreme authority belonging to the people?
    rule of law
    limited government
    popular sovereignty

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