1 According to the Declaration of Independence, governments are established to  

(1) protect the nation from invasion
(2) provide a system of checks and balances
(3) protect the natural rights of citizens
(4) guarantee voting rights for all citizens

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2  One similarity between the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution is that both documents provide for  

(1) a national legislature to make laws
(2) federal control of commerce between the states
(3) federal power to impose and collect taxes
(4) the abolition of slavery
 

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3 The amendment process was included in the United States Constitution in order to  

(1) remove government officials from political office
(2) check the power of the Supreme Court
(3) allow government to meet the changing needs of society
(4) preserve the federal system of government

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4 Which concept from the European Enlightenment was included in the United States Constitution? 

(1) absolutism
(2) despotism
(3) limited monarchy
(4) consent of the governed

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5 Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of I787 adopted the Great Compromise to settle differences over 

(1) slavery
(2) representation in Congress
(3) interstate trade
(4) taxation

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