Unit 1B (Chapters 3 & 4) Exam Review 1. Define the following terms: a. amendment d. rule of law g. Bill of Rights b. separation of powers e. article h. executive agreement c. checks and balances f. unconstitutional i. formal amendment 2. With the words, "We the People," the Constitution establishes its authority on the basis of what? 3. Understand the basic characteristics of the Bill of Rights: 4. The President's Cabinet is an example of constitutional change by what method? 5. In most cases involving judicial review, how have the courts decided? 6. Describes the concept of limited government: 7. What are the formal methods of amendment? 8. In what part of the Constitution were the basic rights of the people FIRST described? 9. How can the legislative branch check the judicial branch? 10. List the basic subject of each constitutional amendment: 11. What was the Judiciary Act of 1789? 12. The President's power to veto an act of Congress is an example of what basic constitutional principle? 13. What accounts for the ability of the Constitution to endure for more than 200 years? 14. According to Article V of the Constitution, no amendment may do what? 15. Describe the concept of separation of powers: 16. How can Congress effect changes to the Constitution? 17. What does the system of federalism provides to the people of a nation? 18. What are concurrent powers? 19. What is the Full Faith and Credit Clause, and what does it provide for? 20. Where do local governments derive their power from? 21. Review the expressed powers of the National Government: 22. Why does the National Government have the power to coin money? 23. List the obligations that the National Government has to the States: 24. List the basic characteristic of federalism: 25. In the case of McCulloch v. Maryland, what was the Supreme Court ruling based upon? 26. What is the intention of the concept of separation of powers? 27. Which branch of the Federal Government plays the largest role in the formal amendment process? 28. Why was the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution? 29. To which branch of government fell the task of “adding flesh to the bones” of the Constitution? 30. How can the Supreme Court shape the Constitution?
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