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Unit 8

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  • Q1
    Why did the delegates start the Preamble to the Constitution with the words “We, the people”?
    to provide an introduction that would interest readers
    to declare that the people were separating from Great Britain
    to record that all the citizens wrote the Constitution
    to state that government power comes from the people
  • Q2
    What is the primary work of Congress?
    to be the chief executives of the states they represent
    to make laws for the country
    to debate whether laws are constitutional
    to determine who will be the candidate for president
  • Q3
    What is the final step before a national bill becomes a law?
    It is passed by the Supreme Court.
    It is signed by the president.
    It is approved by the state legislators
    It is voted on by the citizens.
  • Q4
    Why does each state have two senators?
    so the Senate does not become overcrowded
    so that one can take over if the other is unavailable
    to balance the rights of large and small states
    to assure there are enough people to pass the laws
  • Q5
    What is the purpose of the system of checks and balances?
    to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful
    to share power between state and national governments
    to list the responsibilities of elected officials
    to make it difficult to amend the Constitution
  • Q6
    All of these are duties of the executive branch except
    proposing new taxes.
    carrying out the laws.
    nominating federal judges.
    negotiating treaties.
  • Q7
    Why does the Constitution establish the principle of majority rule?
    so decisions are made only when more than half of the people vote
    so decisions are made when most of the members of Congress are present
    so decisions are based on what the president wants
    so decisions represent what most of the people want
  • Q8
    Which of these describes the responsibility of the judicial branch?
    to propose bills needed to achieve justice
    to veto decisions of the Supreme Court
    to resolve disputes under the law
    to put laws into effect
  • Q9
    What name is given to the Supreme Court’s power to declare a law unconstitutional?
    judicial review
    veto power
  • Q10
    Which of these refers to the sharing of power between national and state governments?
  • Q11
    What is the job of the President and the executive branch?
    decide laws
    make laws
    to enforce or make sure the laws are being followed
  • Q12
    The _____ helps the President carry out the laws
    judicial branch

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