1. Which action is the best example of checks and balances?

1. President Ronald Reagan ordering a military attack on Libya.
2. the Supreme Court ruling that President Richard Nixon must surrender  the Watergate tapes.
3. the 26th amendment giving 18-year-old citizens the right to vote.
4. the House of Representatives voting to censure one of its members.

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2. The fact that the U. S. Constitution provides for federalism and a system of checks and balances suggests that

1 the original 13 states sought to dominate the national government.
2 its writers desired the national government to rule over the states.
3. its writers feared a concentration of political power.
4. the American people supported a military government.

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3. Why does the U.S. Constitution establish a system of checks and balances? ;

1. to provide a means of electing members of Congress.
2. to keep one branch of government from becoming too powerful.
3. to allow the Supreme Court to judge cases of law.
4. to limit the term of office of the president.

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4. All of the following situations illustrate the constitutional principle of  checks and balances except

1.the Senate rejects a presidential appointment.
2. the House of Representatives votes to impeach the president.
3. the Supreme Court declares a law unconstitutional.
4. the president acts as both chief of state and chief executive.

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5. Which headline is the best example of the application of the system of checks and balances?

1."President Truman Fires General Macarthur."
2. "Senate To Debate Abortion Funding Bill.'
3. "Supreme Court Nominee Rejected by Senate."
4. "House of Representatives Votes To Discipline Its Own Member."

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