1 The ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791 illustrated a commitment to

1 limiting the power of state governments
2 expanding the power of Congress
3 protecting individual liberties
4 safeguarding citizens against excessive taxation

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2 Which aspect of the American political system was most influenced by the ideas of John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu?

1 executive control of foreign policy
2 limitations on the power of government
3 government regulation of the economy
4 creation of the electoral college

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3"We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, . . . and secure the blessings of liberty . . . do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."  - Preamble to the United States Constitution

This quotation from the Preamble illustrates the constitutional principle that people

1 have a right to a trial by jury
2 are guaranteed an adequate standard of living
3 are the true source of political power
4 have the right to assemble

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4 During the ratification debates of 1788 to 1791,the activities of the Anti-federalists led to the

1 drafting of the Declaration of Independence
2 strengthening of the Articles of Confederation
3 adoption of the Northwest Ordinance
4 addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution

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5 The framers of the United States Constitution showed the strongest commitment to democratic principles in their decisions regarding the

1 method for choosing members of the Cabinet
2 election of members of the House of Representatives
3 election of Senators
4 selection of Supreme Court justices

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