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MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS—LEGAL CONCEPTS Basic Constitutional Concepts 31. The Continental Congress formed a federal government in 1778 and adopted what document? 32a. The Declaration of Independence. b. The Articles of Confederation. c. The Bill of Rights. . d. The U.S. Constitution. B [easy p. 49] 32. Since declaring independence, the current U.S. Constitution is the _______ document to set out the general operations of the government. a. First. b. Second. c. Third. d. Fourth. B [moderate p. 49] 33. The Constitutional Convention was convened in 1787 for what purpose? a. To add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution. b. To create a court system. c. To ratify the First Amendment. d. To strengthen the federal government. D [easy p. 49] 34. The two main functions of the U.S. Constitution are to: a. Create the three branches of government and create the individual states. b. Create the three branches of government and promote a strong economy. c.
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Unformatted text preview: Protect individual rights and establish the Electoral College. d. Create the three branches of government and protect individual rights. e. Provide all citizens with a right to vote and allow for judicial review of laws. D [moderate p. 49] 35. Powers Constitution: that are not specifically delegated to the federal government by the United States a. Are held both by the states and by the federal government. b. Are reserved to the states. c. Are reserved to the federal government. d. Can be delegated by the U.S. Supreme Court to either the states or the federal government. e. Cannot be exercised by either the states or the federal government. B [moderate p. 49] 36. The number of ____________ to which a state is entitled can change over time. a.Senators b. Representatives c. Both Senators and representatives d. Supreme Court justices. B 33 [easy p. 49]...
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