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History Const.

Politics Grab Bag

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This is the 4 th

Characteristic of a state, after population, territory, and government

What is sovereignty?

John Locke said that governments were created to protect these

What are life, liberty, and property?

This theory of the origins of government says that free men created governments to protect themselves

What is the social contract?

In this form of government, the executive is also a member of the legislative branch

What is a parliamentary government?

In this form of government, all key powers are given to the central national government

What is a unitary government?

These were a series of essays written in support of the

Constitution

What are the

Federalist Papers

?

This agreement created a bicameral Congress with one house based on population and another based on equality of states

What is the

Connecticut or “Great

Compromise”?

The primary Anti-

Federalist complaint about the

Constitution was that it lacked this

What is a Bill of

Rights?

George Washington advised against the development of these because they promote self-interest

What are political parties?

Many of the Puritan roots of our nation’s laws can be traced back to this document

What is the

Mayflower Compact?

The 2 nd

Amendment entitles citizens to this

What is the right to bear arms, or keep a militia?

Declaring war, coining money, and regulating interstate commerce are examples of powers delegated to this

What is the national government (or

Congress)?

The 4 th

Amendment protects citizens from these

What are unreasonable searches and seizures?

This Amendment states that powers that are not delegated to the national government are reserved for the states

What is the 10 th

Amendment?

Article I, section 9 denies the national government the power to tax these, the only thing it is expressly forbidden from taxing

What are exports?

A 25 year-old

Catholic social worker would most likely fall into this ideology

What is liberal?

This is a statement of a party’s stand on the issues

What is a platform?

This is an election designed to narrow the number of candidates down to one from each party

What is a primary election?

Delegates to the national convention are chosen by these

What are primaries and caucuses?

This is an organization designed to collect money and provide financial support for political candidates

What is a Political

Action Committee

(PAC)?

This company prides itself on being considered

“America’s favorite donuts”

What is Krispy

Kreme?

“I’m just a singer of simple songs, I’m not a real political man, I watch CNN but I’m not sure I can tell you the difference between” this

What is “Iraq and

Iran?”

This actress has appeared in “Crash,” and “The Blind Side” and was married to a tattooed motorcycle cad…

Who is Sandra

Bullock?

“Oh beautiful for spacious skies, o’er” this

What are “amber waves of grain?”

This was the last point guard before Steve Nash to win back-to-back MVP awards

Who is Magic Johnson?

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