Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Review Questions for Chapter 2 of "Understanding American and California Government."

1. What is the Supremacy Clause and where is it found?
2. What Amendment limits the terms a President can serve?
3. What are the requirements for becoming a Senator or Representative and where are they found?
4. What are the enumerated powers the Constitution gives to Congress?
5. What is the 10th Amendment known as? What does it say?
6. What are the freedoms granted in the 1st Amendment?
7. What is the only Amendment to repeal another Amendment? What issue does it concern?
8. What is Article 1 about?
9. What is the first line of the Constitution?
10. What does the preamble to the Constitution say?
11. How many branches of government are there at the federal level?
12. What is federalism?
13. From where in the Constitution does Congress get implied powers?
14. What were the five main concerns of the Constitution writers? These five concerns represent issues that they wanted to make sure were covered in the Constitution.
15. Draw a chart that explains the primary duties of each branch of government, and the checks the other branches have on that primary branch.
16. What is the Full Faith and Credit clause, and where is it found?
17. What Amendments are known as the Civil Rights Amendments and what do they guarantee?
18. What Amendments are known as the Bill of Rights and what do they – in general – guarantee? (No specifics).
19. Who were the Federalists and what did they want?
20. Why did the Anti-Federalists lose the fight against the Federalists?
21. What are some of the compromises that were made to get the Constitution ratified?
22. What is the “Great Compromise” and what did it result in?
23. Explain the differences between the Articles of the Confederation and the Constitution.
24. Who was involved in writing the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?
25. What provisions were in the original Constitution (that may or may not be there today) to prevent the masses from having too much influence or power in government?

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