NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
Directions (1-50): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question.
1 The British system of mercantilism was
opposed by many American
2 The Mayflower Compact, House of Burgesses, and Fundamental Orders of Connecticut are all examples of the efforts of colonial Americans to
3 The lack of a national executive and
judiciary under the Articles of
4 The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights are similar in that both
Base your answers to questions 5 and 6 on the statements below and on your knowledge of social studies.
Speaker A: A leader is not ultimately responsible to the people but to God, from whom the leader derives the right to govern.
Speaker B: Each citizen is entitled to a voice in government. Therefore, government should be run by those representatives elected directly by the citizens so that the will of the citizens is expressed.
Speaker C: History has taught us that the concentration of political power leads to the abuse of that power, Therefore, power should be divided among national, state, and local governments.
Speaker D: Life is a struggle. Those who seize and maintain political power represent the strongest and most competent of that society and earn the right to govern.
5 The principle of federalism contained in the Constitution of the United States is most consistent with the ideas of Speaker
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