1 A system of checks and balances was included in the United States Constitution because the authors were concerned about  

(1) one branch of government becoming too strong
(2) the states having too much power
(3) the people having a voice in government
(4) the military gaining control of the United States

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2 The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution to  

(1) provide the president with the power to enforce the laws
(2) protect individuals’ civil liberties
(3) establish a presidential cabinet
(4) guarantee voting privileges to all citizens

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3 The writers of the United States Constitution created a federal form of government primarily to  

(1) limit the powers of the Senate
(2) develop a criminal justice system
(3) provide for civilian control over the military
(4) divide power between levels of government

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4 “Illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in a court of law.” This statement is based on a person’s constitutional right to  

(1) face an accuser in open court
(2) protection against double jeopardy
(3) a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury
(4) protection against unreasonable searches and seizures

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5 Alexander Hamilton urged Congress to pass a protective tariff to encourage the growth of  

(1) labor unions
(2) manufacturing
(3) agriculture 
(4) slavery

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