South Carolina US History & Constitution Chapter 2 Review

South Carolina US History & Constitution Chapter 2 Review Sample


I do not like… the omission of a bill of rights providing clearly and without the aid of sophisms for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restriction against monopolies… and trials by jury in all matters of fact triable by the laws of the land. . . . – Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson wrote this in opposition to the

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Read the following to answer the next question. "The president can call Congress into an emergency secession (meeting). In addition, the vice president can vote and break a tie vote in the Senate. The president can issue executive orders. Because they do not require Congressional approval, they are a way to bypass Congress."

What are the three checks and balances on the power of Congress described above?


The phrase "three fifths of all other Persons" in the US Constitution refers to

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In the chart below match the correct word with the correct definition.



Constitutional Principle

The belief that for a republic to survive and function. Citizens must be responsible, virtuous(moral and good), and participate in civic life and duties.

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This principle keeps one branch of government from becoming too powerful by dividing up government power.

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This principle keeps one branch from having more power than the other.

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The division of federal and state governments.

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The freedom of individual persons to think and act without government restricting their liberty. This principle protects minority groups.

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The delegates worried about the country dividing into these groups in conflict with each other.

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Individual rights


Checks and Balances


Separation of Powers

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Read the source and answer the question.

The Constitution is dangerous. It gives too much power to a national government.

People who believed this were most likely (select the answers that are correct)