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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Democratic Foundations Questions

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Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
An important challenge facing the Constitutional Convention was how to balance the
  1. needs of Eastern and Western States.
  2. interests of large and small states.
  3. rights of slaves and slaveholders.
  4. demands of farmers and workers.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
British philosopher John Locke's theory of natural rights challenged the absolute and divine rule of Kings and Queens by asserting that
  1. rulers were outside the will of God.
  2. there was to be no controlled government under men's rule.
  3. Catholicism should be practiced by all.
  4. all men should be ruled by natural laws and that sovereignty was derived from the will of those that governed.
  5. the Kings should allow for the grievances of the tax burdened citizen.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The idea that everyone was born with a certain set of rights is:                 
  1. Citizen Rights
  2. Natural Rights
  3. Government Rights
  4. States Rights
  5. Persons Rights
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The framers designed a system of checks and balances to
  1. share power between the national and state governments.
  2. make it difficult but not impossible to amend the Constitution.
  3. make sure that the Constitution was the supreme law of the land.
  4. keep any one branch of government from becoming to powerful.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The Articles of Confederation did all of the following except,
  1. serve as the first plan of government for the United States.
  2. form a loose union of the states.
  3. divide power among three branches of government.
  4. give Congress power to make war and peace.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Supporters of the new Constitution were known as
  1. Republicans
  2. Patriots
  3. Anti-Federalist
  4. Federalists
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
A country governed by elected representatives is
  1. a republic
  2. a democracy
  3. a dictatorship
  4. a monarchy
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The Supreme Court's power to declare a law unconstitutional in known as
  1. judicial review.
  2. veto power.
  3. federalism.
  4. the amendment process.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
James Madison is known as "The Father of the Constitution" because
  1. he was the oldest and wisest of the delegates to the convention.
  2. he took notes on everything said during the convention.
  3. he studied modern and ancient governments to see what worked.
  4. his influence on the Constitutional Convention was so great.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The preamble (introduction) to the Declaration of Independence explains
  1. the statement of human rights
  2. why the document is being written
  3. how the king has violated the citizens rights
  4. the statement of independence
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Both the Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plans called for
  1. three branches of governments.
  2. two houses of Congress.
  3. an elected president.
  4. an end to the slave trade.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The Great Compromise
  1. was authored by Roger Sherman
  2. created a two house legislature
  3. was a compromise between the New Jersey plan and the Virginia Plan
  4. a and b
  5. a, b and c
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
To make a formal demand or request
  1. rights
  2. laws
  3. petition
  4. bill
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
What is one responsibility of the states under the Articles of Confederation?
  1. coin money
  2. send and receive ambassadors
  3. to maintain an army
  4. enter into treaties and alliances
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
According to the Articles of Confederation, who has the power to declare war?
  1. Congress
  2. Individual states
  3. President
  4. Federal Judge
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