American Government questions?

1.Many of America's political and legal ideas came from: A) great Britain B) Germany C) Italy 2. Those who supported the writing of our present Constitution saw the need for a stronger: A)Alliance with France B) Federal or central government C)System of real power for individual states 3. The civil war amendments (the 13th,14,15) were originally designed to protect the legal rights of: A) Corporations that supplied troops during the war B)freed slaves and their descendants C) new immigrants who came to this country during the war 4. The power of each branch of government is limited by the system of: A)checks and balances B)freed slaves and their descendants C)immunity 5. Two-thirds of both houses of Congress and three-fourths of the fifty states must agree in order to: A)add an amendment of the Constitution B)declare war C)increase taxation 6.Freedom of speech,the press,to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government is contained in the: A)Preamble to the constitution B)First amendment of the Constitution C)elastic clause 7. The concept that the national and state governments should share power is known are: A)The supremacy clause B)the enabling act C)federalism 8.Powers that belong strictly to the states are called: A)inherent powers B)expressed powers C)reserved powers 9.The major source of money for the national government is: A) the tax on imported goods B)the sales tax C)the income tax 10. To be a member of the house of representatives,you must be: A) a college graduate B)at least 25 yrs old C)born in the U.S 11.Most of the work of Congress is done: A)in the states B)in committees C)in the senate 12. The president of the Senate is the: A)two members from each state B)terms of office of 8yrs C)a Speaker who is elected by its members 13.The president of the Senate is the: A)majority leader B)quorum C)vice-president 14.For a bill to become law, it must be passed by a majority of both: A)the house and the president cabinet B)the house and the senate C) the Senate and Presidents cabinet 15. The most effective weapon that the president has against congress the pwer of: A)Veto B)subpoena C)filibuster 16.Cabinet members are appointed by the president and confirmed by: A)House B)Senate C)Supreme Court 17. In order to win the presidency, a candidate must win a majority of the: A)popular vote B)fifty states C)electoral votes 18.The main job of Congress is to: A)collect taxes B)run our foreign policy with other nations C)pass laws 19.One of the following is NOT a role of the president: A)chooses the speaker of the house B)commander in chief of the armed forces 20.Presidents become isolated when they: A)Claim executive privilege B)disagree with Congress C)rely too heavily on advice from their personal staffs 21.The main job of the supreme court is too: A)make new laws B)interpret laws C)train new lawyers 22.Supreme court justices serve for: A)6yrs B)10yrs C)life 23.Plessy v Ferguson and Brown v Board of Education of Topeka were landmark cases dealing with the issue of: A)workers rights B)racial equality C)interstate commerce 24.The body that decides if there is enough evidence to charge a person with a crime called: A)a circuit court B) a petit jury C) a grand jury 25. When the supreme court refuses to hear a case: A) it is because the court does not want to rule on controversial issues B)only congress can force the court to reconsider its descision C)the decision made by a lower court is final on the issue

Asked By: HOODSTAR - 1/2/2011
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A) great Britain
Answered By: Golden - 1/2/2011
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I nor anyone else will take your test for you you should have paid attention in class instead of starring out the window
Answered By: Jeffrey s - 1/2/2011
1.Many of America's political and legal ideas came from... More
Answered By: Dan T - 1/3/2011
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