Question 1 of 12.
Special state conventions were chosen to ratify the constitution for all of the following reasons except:
1. Framers of the Constitution could be elected to the special state conventions and help ensure ratification
2. The Confederation Congress was unlikely to ratify a document that greatly expanded the power of the national government as outlined in the Constitution
3. State legislatures seemed unlikely to ratify a document that shifted power away from the states and towards the national government
4. It was the only option available because the Confederation Congress had been absolved
Question 2 of 12.
Which amendment allowed for the direction election of U.S Senators by the people therefore overriding Article I Section III of the original U.S. Constitution that called for the election of U.S. Senators by state legislators?
1. 16th Amendment
2. 23rd Amendment
3. 17th Amendment
4. 24th Amendment
Question 3 of 12.
In the only mention of religion in the original Constitution, Article VI declares that
1. The government cannot prevent the free exercise religion
2. No religious test is required to hold office
3. Religious tests are required to hold office
4. The government cannot establish a national religion
Question 4 of 12.
Who brings impeachment charges against the President? And who tries the president on those charges and can bring a conviction and removal from office with a two-thirds vote?
1. Senate: House of Representatives
2. Supreme Court; House of Representatives
3. House of Representatives; Senate
4. Senate: Supreme Court
Question 5 of 12.
How many judges does Article III, Section I specify should be on the U.S. Supreme Court?
2. It does not specify
Question 6 of 12.
The principle of separation of powers is seen in the first three articles of the U.S. Constitution. Match each Article with the branch it outlines below:
1. Article 1 – Legislative; Article II – Judicial; Article III – Executive
2. Article 1 – Executive; Article III – Judicial; Article III – Legislative
3. Article 1 – Legislative; Article II - Executive; Article III – Judicial
4. Article 1 – Executive; Article III – Legislative; Article III – Judicial
Question 7 of 12.
The first words of the Preamble to the US Constitution “We the People” helps establish which constitutional principle?
2. Popular Sovereignty
3. Limited Government
Question 8 of 12.
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution spells out seven different rights of the accused and include all the following except:
1. Right to a speedy trial
2. Right to due process of the law
3. Right to an impartial Jury
4. Right to counsel
Question 9 of 12.
In which Federalist Paper did Hamilton argue for a single executive as opposed to an executive council because “wherever two or more persons are engaged in any common…pursuit, there is always danger of difference of opinion…bitter dissensions are apt to spring. Whenever these happen, they lessen the respectability, weaken the authority.”
1. Federalist No. 70
2. Federalist No. 39
3. Federalist No. 78
4. Federalist No. 10
Question 10 of 12.
As outlined in Article IV, Section IV, what two obligations does the national government have to the states?
1. Protection from invasion and domestic violence and a guarantee of a republican form of government
2. Creation of national roadways and other internal improvements and a guarantee of a republican form of government
3. Enforcement of personal liberties and establishment of commerce
4. Guaranteeing each state control over commerce and protection from foreign invasion
Question 11 of 12.
The three qualifications to be a U.S. Senator are all of the following except:
1. Citizen of the U.S. for 9 years
2. 30 years old
3. Inhabitant of the state in which they represent
4. Citizen of the U.S. for 7 years
Question 12 of 12.
Of the two methods allowed to ratify an amendment, the special state convention method has only been used once to ratify what amendment?
1. 19th Amendment
2. 18th Amendment
3. 21st Amendment
4. 13th Amendment
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