1 Which aspect of the American political system was most
by the ideas of John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu?
1 executive control of foreign policy
2 limitations on the power of government
3 government regulation of the economy
4 creation of the electoral college
2 Which principle of government is proposed in the Declaration
1 Political power originates with a
strong central government.
2 The primary function of government is to protect natural rights.
3 A system of checks and balances is the most effective way to
prevent governmental abuse of power.
4 Individual liberties must be guaranteed by a strong bill of
This quotation from the Preamble illustrates the constitutional
1 have a right to a trial by jury
2 are guaranteed an adequate standard of living
3 are the true source of political power
4 have the right to assemble
4 During the ratification debates of 1788 to 1791,the
activities of the
Anti-federalists led to the
1 drafting of the Declaration of
2 strengthening of the Articles of Confederation
3 adoption of the Northwest Ordinance
4 addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution
5 The framers of the United States Constitution showed the
commitment to democratic principles in their decisions
1 method for choosing members of the
2 election of members of the House of Representatives
3 election of Senators
4 selection of Supreme Court justices