Quiz Me! - The Constitution The constitution defines the structure of the governmentand their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. 1 / 10 The President’s formal powers include all EXCEPT the power: To appoint ambassadors To serve as Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States To serve as the Commander in Chief of the militia of the several states when called into service for the United States. To grant pardons and reprieves for criminal offenses against Texas 2 / 10 Which of the following philosophers was likely MOST influential over our system of separation of powers? Rousseau Hobbes Aristotle Montesquieu 3 / 10 In the case of Griswold v. Connecticut, Justice Arthur Goldberg, in a concurring opinion, became the first justice in U. S. history to base a vote in a case solely on the 3rd Amendment 21st Amendment 9th Amendment 7th Amendment 4 / 10 One of the most important uses of the amendment process has been to overrule a decision of the U. S. Supreme Court. How many of the twenty-seven amendments added to the Constitution have been added for that precise purpose? 6 8 4 12 5 / 10 Who was given the right to enforce “by appropriate measure” the provisions of the Fifteenth Amendment? The Supreme Court The Civil Rights Commission The Congress The Department of Justice 6 / 10 Congress may issue a government license in a time of war to a private person to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before courts for condemnation and sale. This is called Legal piracy Free enterprise -- the license allows all the holder to keep what has been captured An order to seek and destroy A Letter of Marque and Reprisal 7 / 10 In passing the Twenty-First Amendment, Congress was also attempting to Increase prosecutions of bootleggers Decrease commercial interactions between the states Curtail the power of the states Provide economic opportunities and tax revenue during the Great Depression. 8 / 10 The right to petition the government for redress of grievances is found in Amendment 5 Amendment 1 Amendment 6 Amendment 2 9 / 10 James Madison’s response to the argument that listing the rights of the people could be dangerous because it might lead to the belief that the rights listed were the only rights the people led him to propose The doctrine of Nullification The 9th Amendment The 14th Amendment A new constitutional convention 10 / 10 Why was the District of Columbia given 3 electoral votes by the Twenty Third Amendment? They were awarded based on DC’s population at the time. This is the maximum number that the Constitution written in 1787 would allow. They were allocated based on the 1960 census. This is the minimum number granted to any other state. Your score is Try another 10!