The U. S. Constitution (2)

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1 All of the following were weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation government EXCEPT?:
it lacked the power to levy taxes.
it lacked the power to regulate commerce.
it lacked the power to borrow money.
it could not compel the states to abide by the terms of international treaties it had made.
it lacked a strong executive.

2 In the Constitutional Convention, voting qualifications were made residual powers because of the?:
desire to follow the practice of English common law.
widespread variation of voting requirements in the states.
unwillingness of the federal government to bear the expense of the elections.
realization that more state and local officers than federal officers were to be elected.
conviction of the framers that the power to define citizenship should rest with the states.

3 The U. S. Constitution includes provisions on all of the following subjects EXCEPT the?:
powers reserved to the states.
state militia.
definition of treason.
enumerated powers of Congress.
size of the Cabinet.

4 The central compromise of the Constitutional Convention involved the issue of?:
balance of powers within the federal government.
relationship of state and federal powers.
abandonment of the Articles of Confederation.
representation of large and small states.
the powers of the presidency.

5 The first amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, were added to protect?:
the states from the power of the federal government.
individual citizens from the power of the federal government and state governments.
minorities from the majority.
individual citizens from the power of the state governments.
individual citizens from the power of the federal government.

6 Which of the following statements most accurately describes the function of the "elastic clause" of the Constitution?:
it gives the president authority to affect the course of Congressional legislation.
it gives Congress greater powers than those explicitly delegated to it.
it prevents Congress from enacting bills of attainder or ex post facto laws.
it gives the Senate the power to approve or reject treaties negotiated by the President.
it reserves certain powers to the states.

7 The fact that the United States Constitution provided for Federalism and a system of checks and balances suggests that?:
the original thirteen states sought to dominate the national government.
the writers desired the national government to rule over the states.
the American people at that time supported a military government.
its writers feared a concentration of political power.

8 Both the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution provided for?:
a Congress with legislative powers.
a Supreme Court with judicial powers.
president with executive powers.
local governments with veto powers.

9 In James Madison's tenth Federalist, the most dangerous threat to the U. S. Constitution was presented by?:
the president's war powers.
the Supreme Court.
factions.
a standing army.
freedom of speech.

10 According to the U. S. Constitution, revenue bills must originate with?:
the House of Representatives.
the Senate.
either house of Congress.
the House Ways and Means Committee.
the president.