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American Government and Politics Final Exam Review Guide Directions: Answer the following questions in the space provided below. UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 1.What are the three major powers of any government? 2.Define: Dictatorship 3.Define: Democracy 4.What are the theories on the origins of government? 5.What are the purposes of the US government? Where can we find them? 6.Define: Confederation 7.List the key foundations of American government? 8.Define: Limited Government 9.What important documents did the founding fathers use to help them create the American government? 10.What type of parliamentary government was reflected in the American colonies?
11.Explain the concept of Popular Sovereignty: 12.List the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation: 13.Describe the Framers of the Constitution: (professions, school, race, religious background): 14.Describe the Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan: