Professor Mac Only

Question 16 6 pts

The ____________________ are comprised of the ten amendments to the Constitution that explicitly limit government by protecting individual rights against it.

Group of answer choices

Declaration of Independence

Bill of Rights

Articles of Confederation

Constitution

Question 17 10 pts

Short answer: Why did the founding fathers oppose religious establishments (separation of church and state)?

Question 18 6 pts

Before the 1960s, neither political party stepped forward to take up the issue of civil rights out of fear of the long-term electoral consequences. The Democratic party finally took the lead in enacting the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Backed by large Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

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True

False

Question 19 6 pts

Civil rights refers to the right of every person to equal protection under the laws and equal access to society's opportunities and public facilities.

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True

False

Question 20 6 pts

The free-rider problem results when individuals can benefit from the activities of an interest group even if they do not contribute to the group's activities.

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True

False

Question 21 6 pts

A __________________________ is an organization through which and interest group raises and distributes funds for election purposes. By law, the funds must be raised through voluntary contributions.

Group of answer choices

political party

interest groups

political action committees

youtube

 

Question 22 10 pts

Please define "civil liberties" and "civil rights". Please provide an example of each.

Question 23 6 pts

_____________ were supporters of the Constitution who favored a strong center government and were in favor of a new Constitution.

Group of answer choices

Federalists

Anti-federalists

Question 24 6 pts

The New Jersey Plan sought to create a unicameral legislature with one vote for each state. The Virginia Plan called for a bicameral legislature, representation in each house would have been based on population. The ratified Constitution created a bicameral legislation. The House was based on population. The Senate was set up so there were two votes for each state.

Group of answer choices

True

False

Question 25 6 pts

The ________________________ Clause provided the Constitutional authorization for Congress to make any law required to carry out its powers.

Group of answer choices

Necessary and Proper

Judicial Review

Constitution

Question 26 1 pts

Rights in the United States are never limited. It does not matter if they clash with other people's rights.  The founding fathers wrote an extremely detailed and specific Constitution, with no room for amendment.

Group of answer choices

True

False

Question 27 6 pts

_______________________________ is an economic interest group.

Group of answer choices

National Association of Manufacturers

Republicans

Sierra Club

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Question 28 10 pts

What are two means by which interest groups can seek to influence policy?

Question 29 6 pts

Which of the following can influence your political socialization and party identification?

Group of answer choices

Family

Religion

Friends

All of the above

Question 30 11 pts

Please compare and contrast 3 characteristics of the Democratic versus the Republican Parties. I encourage you to use examples from the upcoming elections or past elections. This should take 2 paragraphs. Please write in full sentence format and do not quote. Please use your own words and watch grammar. Thank you.