BLCh4 - CH4 31) The reason the Articles of Confederation...

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CH4 31) The reason the Articles of Confederation were weak was because: A) it gave limited power to the federal government B) it did not provide Congress with the power to levy and collect taxes C) it did not provide Congress with the power to regulate interstate commerce among the states D) All of these are correct. 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 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 34) Which of the following is not a main function of the U.S. Constitution? A) to create the three branches of government B) to allocate powers to the three branches of government C) to protect individual rights D) to limit the government's ability to restrict individual rights E) to create additional branches of government as Congress sees fit 35) Powers that are not specifically delegated to the federal government by the United States Constitution: A) are held both by the states and by the federal government B) last clear chance 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 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 37) The legislative branch of government is referred to as ________ as it is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. A) bicameral B) parliament C) electoral D) fully represented E) bipartisan 56
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38) The president is elected by A) congress B) the electoral college C) the Supreme Court D) popular vote E) lottery 39) Under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, when Congress chooses to regulate in an area, which of the following is true? A) It will automatically have exclusive jurisdiction to regulate in that area. B) States will always remain able to freely regulate in that area. C) States will always be able to regulate in that area so long as the state law does not directly and substantially conflict with the federal law. D) Whether the state has any authority to regulate in the area will depend on whether Congress provides that the federal government has exclusive authority to regulate in that area. E) The state will be able to regulate in that area only with prior permission of the U.S. Supreme Court. 40) Which of the following would take precedence over a state constitution under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution? A) the U.S. Constitution only
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