1 What was a major impact of many of the Supreme Court decisions under Chief justice John Marshall?

1 strengthening of the powers of the Federal Government
2 restrictions on big business
3 reduction of racial discrimination
4 expansion of the rights of the accused

1         2         3         4        

2 "The Constitution is as the Supreme Court interprets it."
 
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Which constitutional principle does this quotation best describe?

1 judicial review          3 federalism
2 reserved powers       4 concurrent powers

1         2         3         4        

3 What is a primary role of lobbyists in the political process?

1 to draft bills for legislators
2 to present the views of special interest groups on proposed legislation
3 to locate citizens willing to run for public office 
4 to provide legislators with unbiased information on important issues

1         2         3         4        

4 The Supreme Court has ruled that burning the United States flag is a form of protest protected by the first amendment. Which action would be necessary to overturn this ruling?

1 issue of an Executive order by the President
2 passage of a law by Congress
3 ratification of an amendment to the Constitution
4 adoption of a formal resolution by each state's legislature

1         2         3         4        

5 Which action is an example of the use of the elastic clause of the United States Constitution?

1purchase of the Louisiana Territory by President Thomas Jefferson
2 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
3 ratification of the 19th amendment
4 creation of the United States Navy

 

1         2         3         4