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                      2nd Semester Civics LCS Common Assessment Study Guide

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  C.1.7   1. The division of powers between three branches of
          government is called _________________.
 C.1.7    2. The ability of one branch to limit power of the others
          is called _______________.
 C.1.7    3. What is the purpose of checks and balances and
          separation of powers in the Constitution?
 C.3.10   4. What is the “highest law of land” in the U.S?
 C.3.10   5. ___________law refers to the body of law that
          governs relationships between individuals and
          settles disputes.
 C.3.10   6. ___________law refers to the body of law
          that regulates the conduct of individuals.
 C.3.10   7. ___________law is based on the Constitution
          and on Supreme Court decisions.
 C.3.10   8. __________law governs the behavior of men
          and women in all branches of the armed forces.
 C.3.7    9. Which amendment abolished slavery in the U.S?
 C.3.7    10. Which amendment guaranteed due process,
          equal protection under the law and granted rights
          of citizenship to African Americans?
 C.3.7    11. Which amendment guaranteed the right of
          suffrage regardless of previous condition of
          servitude?
 C.3.7    12. Which amendment, ratified in 1920, guaranteed
          women’s suffrage?
 C.3.7    13. Which amendment outlawed the use of poll
          taxes as a requirement for voting?
 C.3.7    14. In the wake of the Vietnam War, which
          amendment was added to lower the voting age of
          U.S. citizens to 18?
 C.3.12   15. What Landmark Supreme Court case resulted
          in the principle of Judicial Review?
 C.3.12   16. What Landmark Supreme Court case justified
          segregation and the principle of “separate but
          equal”?
 C.3.12   17. What Landmark Supreme Court case
          overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision by
          ruling that separate facilities were not equal and
          ended segregation in schools?
 C.3.12   18. What Landmark Supreme Court case required
          states to provide free legal help to those who could
          not afford representation in court?
 C.3.12   19. What Landmark Supreme Court case ruled that
          an individual’s rights begin at the time of their
          arrest and required that individuals be notified of
          these rights?
 C.3.12   20. What Landmark Supreme Court case ruled that
          juveniles accused of crimes receive the same due
          process as adults?
 C.3.12   21. What Landmark Supreme Court case expanded
          interpretation of the First Amendment right to free
         speech in schools to also include freedom of
         expression?

C.3.12   22. What Landmark Supreme Court case limited
         freedom of press in school publications?

C.3.12   23. The Supreme Court ruled in ________that
         “executive privilege” is only extended when
         connected to national security.

C.3.12   24. What Landmark Supreme Court case ruled that
         the Supreme Court could overrule a state court’s
         decisions on state laws (in regards to Election
         2000)?
C.2.9    25. When evaluating candidates for office, what
         are examples of things that might influence your
         decision?
C.4.1    26. All policies dealing with issues within the
         United States are considered
         ____________policy.
C.4.1    27. _______________is the government’s plan
         for interacting with other countries of the world.
C.4.1    28. The policy of _____the income of U.S. citizens
         to fund government programs for the good of
         society is an example of domestic policy.
C.4.1    29. Providing monetary aid, military assistance or
         food to nations in need in order to promote peace
         is an example of ______________policy.
C.4.2    30. This organization is an international assembly
         of nations to discuss and act on important global
         issues.
C.4.2    31. This “security alliance” between the United
         States and many European countries was originally
         formed to establish a united front against Soviet
         aggression during the Cold War and now engages
         in joint security and peacekeeping operations.
C.4.2    32. This volunteer program provides technical
         assistance and cultural understanding between the
         United States and other nations.
C.4.2    33. This UN agency promotes worldwide health to
         combat the spread of diseases.
C.4.2    34. Which UN agency promotes international
         trade among nations?
C.4.2    35. What court is known as the “World Court”?
C.4.3    36. This term describes a way in which the US can
         enter into an agreement with other nations to
         resolve conflicts or further relationships.
C.4.3    37. The United States has used this mechanism to
         punish nations that violate human rights or
         otherwise threaten the interests of the United
         States.
C.3.4    38. In a federal system, ___________________
         powers are shared between the states and the
         national government.
C.3.4    39. The ability to protect borders is best performed
         by which level of government.
C.3.4     40. The service of maintaining public libraries is
          best performed by which level of government.
C.3.11    41. Create a graphic organizer that depicts the
          levels and functions of the judicial branch at the
          state level.
C.3.13    42. What are the main sections of the Florida and
          U.S. Constitutions called?
C.3.14    43. List the obligations and services provided by
          the local level of government.
C.3.14    44. List the obligations and services provided by
          the state level of government.
C.3.14    45. List the obligations and services provided by
          the federal level of government.
 C.3.1    46. In this form of government, all citizens in the
          community vote on all decisions.
 C.3.1    47. Voting for representatives to carry out the work
          of government and make decisions is defined as
          what form of government?
 C.3.1    48. _________is a system of government that
          believes that society should organize and control
          the means of production for the welfare of all.
 C.3.1    49. __________ is a system of government that
          believes that the state would own the land, capital,
          labor and make all economic decisions.
 C.3.1    50. In this form of government, a king or queen
          reigns over a kingdom or empire.
 C.3.1    51. A form of government in which a few people
          rule.
 C.3.1    52. A dictatorship is an example of this type of
          government in which one person holds all the
          power.

 C.3.2    53. What type of democratic government that
          exists in Great Britain is led by a majority of its
          legislature who then chooses its executive?

 C.3.2    54. In what type of government is a sovereign state
          governed as one single unit in which the central
          government is supreme?
 C.3.2    55. A ________is a loose association of states.
 C.3.2    56. A system of government where powers are
          shared and divided between the national and state
          government
C.3.3 &   57. List the specific powers of the Legislative
 C.3.8
          Branch of government.
C.3.3 &   58. List the specific powers of the Executive
 C.3.8
          Branch of government.
C.3.3 &   59. List the specific powers of the Judicial
 C.3.8
          Branch of government.
C.3.3 &   60. What are the basic steps of how a bill becomes
 C.3.8
          a law?
C.3.3 &   61. Only whom has the sole power to declare war?
 C.3.8
C.3.3 &   62. A __________ legislature is a lawmaking
 C.3.8
          body with two houses.
C.3.3 &   63. What are the two houses of US Congress?
 C.3.8
C.3.3 &   64. What are the qualifications for members of the
 C.3.8
          House of Representatives?
C.3.3 &   65. What are the qualifications for members of the
 C.3.8
          Senate?

C.3.3 &   66. What are the qualifications for the presidency
 C.3.8
          as listed by the Constitution of the United States?

C.3.3 &   67. What is the term limit for the President of the
 C.3.8
          United States?

C.3.3 &   68. What are the duties of the Vice President?
 C.3.8

C.3.3 &   69. Who is Commander in Chief of the Armed
 C.3.8
          Forces?

C.3.3 &   70. What makes up the Executive Office of the
 C.3.8
          President?



C.2.12    71. If you identified a problem in your community,
          what are the steps that you would take to resolve
          it?
C.2.13    72. A(n) _____________issue is one that deals
          with the community as a whole.
C.2.13    73. What is an example of a current issue?
C.2.13    74. What is an example of a public issue?
C.3.11    75. What are the three levels of federal courts and
          what function does each level serve?

				
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