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College Preparatory United States Government Final Exam Review FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY 1 Explain reasons for and origins of governments A social contract theory B evolutionary theory C divine right theory D force theory E anarchy F law G government H monarchy 2 Describe different forms of democracy A direct democracy B representative democracy C republic D principles of democracy 3 Compare U S political institutions process and values with other governmental systems A parliamentary democracy B presidential democracy C authoritarian D monarchy E dictatorship F unitary G federal system H constitutional monarchy 4 Identify notable individuals who played historic roles in establishing and maintaining the government A Thomas Jefferson B James Madison C George Washington 5 Trace the political ideas and historic documents that formed the foundation for the U S system of government A Code of Hammurabi B Hobbes C Locke D Rousseau E Montesquieu F Magna Carta G English Bill of Rights H Romans I Greeks 6 Analyze the political economic and social reasons that led to the writing of A The Declaration of Independence 1 colonial weaknesses B U S Constitution 1 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation 2 Connecticut Compromise 3 Three Fifths Compromise 4 Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise C Bill of Rights 1 protection of individual rights and liberties D Federalist Papers E Anti Federalist writings 7 Compare and contrast the arguments for and against the ratification of the Constitution proposed by the Federalists and Anti Federalists A lack of Bill of Rights B strong central government C states rights 8 Understand the basic principles and structure of the U S Constitution A popular sovereignty B separation of powers C checks and balances D limited government E federalism F judicial review G republicanism H individual rights I preamble J articles K amendments 9 Explain the process of constitutional change A formal amendment process B informal changes 10 Analyze the system of checks and balances A powers of each branch 1 Legislative 2 Executive 3 Judicial B how each branch checks the others 1 L E 2 L J 3 E L 4 E J 5 J L 6 J E 11 Identify the division of powers between national and state governments A federalism B delegated or expressed powers C reserved powers D concurrent powers E denied powers 12 Interpret the concept that the U S has a government of law not of men A U S Constitution THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY POLITICAL BEHAVIOR POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS 1 Trace the development of the two party system in the U S A Federalists B Anti Federalists C Democrats D Republicans 2 Identify notable individuals who played historic roles in establishing political parties A Andrew Jackson B Abraham Lincoln C Alexander Hamilton D Thomas Jefferson 3 Analyze the role of minor political parties media and interest groups in the American political process A lobbying B alternative issues and candidates 4 Identify factors that influence an individual s political attitudes and actions A family B education C socioeconomic position D independent voter 5 Identify categories that describe political attitudes A liberal B conservative C moderate D radical E reactionary F political spectrum 6 Analyze the functions of political parties in the U S political system A define issues B nominate candidates C promote compromise 7 Evaluate the involvement and participation of individuals in the U S political process A political parties B interest groups C elections 8 Explain the election process A caucus B primary C party platform D national convention E popular vote F straight ticket G split ticket H electoral vote I suffrage J 15th Amendment K 19th Amendment L 24th Amendment M 26th Amendment THE FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE BRANCH 1 Understand the structure and organization of Congress A Article I B bicameral C committee system D seniority system E Congressional leadership F constituents G redistricting H gerrymandering 2 Evaluate the powers of Congress A expressed B implied C denied D McCulloch v Maryland 3 Understand the differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate A constitutional qualifications B terms of office C exclusive powers D filibuster 4 Trace the major steps by which a bill becomes a law A committee system B role of interest groups C power of the President 5 Understand how the legislative branch interacts with the other two branches through its use of non legislative powers A executive powers B judicial powers THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH 1 Understand the structure and organization of the executive branch A Article II B President C Vice President D Cabinet E bureaucracy F Presidential succession 2 Identify the qualifications the office of President and Vice President A constitutional qualifications B informal qualifications C Term of office 22nd Amendment 3 Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the President A Chief Executive B Chief Legislator C Chief of State D Chief Diplomat E Commander in Chief F Chief of Party 4 Identify the duties of the Vice President A President of the Senate B 25th Amendment 5 Identify the various executive departments and functions of each A Cabinet level departments 6 Understand how the executive branch interacts with the other two branches A judicial powers 1 appointment 2 pardon amnesty reprieve commutation B legislative powers 1 veto 2 pocket veto THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL BRANCH 1 Understand the structure and organization of the judicial branch A Article III B District Courts C Courts of Appeal D U S Supreme Court E jurisdiction 2 Evaluate the selection process for the Supreme Court and other federal judges A constitutional qualifications B informal qualifications C term of office D appointment and approval 3 Describe the functions of the judicial branch A interpretation of constitutional law judicial review B interpretation and application of statutory law 4 Analyze the impact of U S Supreme Court decisions on the American governmental system A Marbury v Madison B McCulloch v Maryland C Gibbons v Ogden D Brown v Board of Education E Roe v Wade F judicial activism G judicial restraint H opinions of the court 5 Describe the trial process A petit jury B grand jury C plaintiff D defendant E criminal case F civil case G due process 6 Explain how cases reach the Supreme Court A writ of certiorari B appellate jurisdiction C original jurisdiction THE RIGHTS OF ALL CITIZENS CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTY 1 Identify the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights 13 th 14th and


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