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1. After a proposed Constitution was written, it was submitted to the states for ratification. This ratification was opposed by some states because: A. the Constitution contained no bill of rights B. excessive power was concentrated in the state governments C. Congress had no power to tax D. small states were not give fair representation in the Senate of the United States 2. Under the terms of the proposed Constitution, the new government was to become operative if a certain number of states ratified. This number was: A. 9 B. 10 C. 11 D. All 13 states 3. The first Congress assembled under the new Constitution did so in the year: 4. Suppose the Supreme Court recently handed down a decision declaring that the death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment and, therefore, may no longer be imposed. The members of Congress are outraged by this decision and want to change it. Under our Constitution, a Supreme Court decision interpreting the Constitution: A. is immutable and cannot be changed B. can be nullified only by a three-fourths vote of both houses of Congress C. can be nullified by a constitutional amendment proposed by two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress and ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures D. can be nullified only if the legislatures of 26 states propose the calling of a constitutional convention 5. Congress has enacted crime legislation such as the Motor Vehicle Theft Act under one of the powers delegated under Article I, §8. That provision is the: 6. Which of the following constitutional provisions prevents state legislatures from enacting laws that declare individual citizens guilty of crimes and confiscating their property? 7. The constitutional division of power between the federal government and the states is accomplished in which of the following ways: A. The Constitution lists the powers reserved to the states and provides that all powers not expressly reserved to the states belong to the federal government B. Through the combined effects of Article I, §8, Article I, §9, and the Tenth Amendment C. The division of power is established in the Fourteenth Amendment D. Through the combined effect of Articles I, II, and III
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