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POLS 1000, SPRING 2020 – MIDTERM #1 Some of the questions will be drawn from the sample questions in the assigned chapters in the Abernathy textbook. Study the following terms/issues for the multiple choice section: The first paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence, and especially ideas about inalienable rights. Impact of the Declaration of Independence on American political beliefs, esp ideas about govt, taxes, and opportunity definition of republic and representative democracy vs. direct democracy Preamble to US Constitution problems with Articles of Confederation and how new Constitution tried to solve them Shays’ Rebellion role of James Madison at constitutional convention “Great compromise” over representation in legislative branch how Americans view the US Constitution as “sacred” document which branch of government could be considered most powerful purpose of Supreme Court and idea of judicial review Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists the process of amending the Constitution

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