CLEP Constitution Background & Key Principles Practice Test >> Exam 1

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Date: 22/04/2019 22:23:28
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1) In order to publish rights and grievances and seek to resolve grievances peacefully with Great Britain’s King George‚ The ___ Continental Congress was formed by representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies which first met in Philadelphia in September 1774.
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2) Over 1‚000 armed farmers‚ who were former Revolutionary War soldiers and officers‚ forcibly rose up against a government arsenal in order to protest the foreclosure of farms in western Massachusetts. It was a six month revolt that occurred and called as ________’s Rebellion (winter of 1786-1787)
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3) A key principle in the United States Constitution termed as "separation of powers" also known as frangmentation of powers‚ that was borrowed from French philosopher Charles de Montesquieu. What does the term "separation fo powers" mean?
4) Which is the Constitution the clearly defines the limits and boundaries of the president’s power?
5) James Madison proposed a Plan‚ which called for a strong central government divided into three branches with representation of each state in the national legislature proportional to the state’s size (favoring large states)‚ In the year 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. What is this plan called as ?
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6) which of the following were included in The Articles of Confederation (pick all that apply) ?
7) which of the following were accomplished by the governemnet that was formed under the Articles of Confederation (pick all that apply)?
8) All powers were given to ________________ under the Articles of Confederation‚ but not specifically to Congress.
9) During the 1787 Constitutional Convention ‚ a compromise was reached between Northern and Southern states‚ in which three-fifths of the slave population would be counted for enumeration purposes of direct taxation of the states and appointing representation into the House. This is known as __ __ compromise.
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10) Which of the following issues was decided by The Constitutional Convention of 1787 ? (pick all that apply)
11) During the Constitutional Convention of 1787‚ The two most important & most controversial issues that were agreed upon through compromises between the convention delegates were ___ and __.
12) A document was created by Congress in 1776 as a framework for national government that loosely aligned the states while maintaining individual sovereign states and a weak national government. This document was part of ______Articles.
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13) According to state population‚ debates in the Constitutional Convention were reconciled by the Constitutional framer Benjamin ______ ‚ who helped to reach the ?Great Compromise‚? which provided for a presidency‚ a Senate with all states represented equally (with two Senators each)‚ and a House of Representatives with representation.
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14) French Philosopher Charles de Montesquieu’s work ___‚ gave the ideas (majorly)of separation of powers among three branches of government in the U.S. Constitution.
15) The power to __ was given by The Articles of Confederation to the national government (pick all that apply).
16) The main outcome that rose out of Shay’s Rebellion was _______?
17) Below are examples of the executive branch’s checks on the legislative branch of government? (pick all that apply)
18) The power to make all laws that are ?necessary and proper? to perform its duties and carry out its enumerated powers‚ is covered in _ _ _ clause of Article I of the Constitution‚ which are specifically given by the Constitution to the Congress.
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19) Political figures such as John Jay‚ Alexander Hamilton‚ and James Madison ruled a group by name _____‚ who strongly supported the Constitution and believed in a strong national government.
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20) In order to deal with the difficulties the colonies were facing from Britain‚The _____ Continental Congress was a convention of representatives from the 13 colonies that met in Philadelphia in May 1775 and adopted governmental functions‚ took steps towards independence from Britain‚ established international allies‚ and set up needed civil and military institutions.
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21) Elected representatives implemented a Constitution that established the United States’ form of government as a ___ in which power‚ rested in the hands of the people.
22) What the government could and could not do‚ is reflected in the Constitution‚ which was ratified by all 13 states by the year 1788 in the framers’ commitment to the idea of ___ government.
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23) Choose all that belongs to Constitutional fragmentation of power.
24) In order to discuss revising the Articles of Confederation‚ fifty-five delegates from twelve states (excluding Rhode Island) met in Philadelphia of May ___ the group actually moved to develop a new structure of government and began working to write a whole new constitution.
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25) The National Government structure included which of the following branches? Under the Articles of Confederation.
26) Two committees were named by the Continental Congress In the summer of 1776‚ to work on the formation of framework for a national government and the primarily the man named _ _of Virginia‚ worked on a statement of reasons for independence from Britain.
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27) An Ordinance‚ known as _____‚ which described how territories would be formed and how new territories could join the Union as a state‚ was established by the newly formed U.S. government operating under the Articles of Confederation.
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28) A group strongly supported individual liberties‚ and pushed for a bill of rights to be included in the Constitution; this group largely opposed the Constitution because‚ among other objections‚ it threatened civil liberties and gave too much power to the national government. This was a __ group who believed in a weak national government and strong state governments.
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29) A man greatly influenced the formation and contents of the Declaration of Independence and described the natural‚ God-given rights of man including life‚ liberty‚ and property and the following works by English political theorist John Locke (1632-1704).Select which of them?
30) Which of the following (pick all that apply) did the national government did NOT have power to do under The Articles of Confederation?

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