US History & Government - January 2009

6 Which feature of the United States Constitution traditionally gives the states authority over public
education?

(1) reserved powers    (3) fifth amendment
(2) preamble              (4) supremacy clause

7 “President Wilson Represents the United States at Versailles”
“President Reagan Meets with Soviet President Gorbachev”
“President Carter Negotiates Camp David Accords”

Each headline illustrates a time when the president of the United States acted as

(1) chief diplomat
(2) chief legislator
(3) commander in chief
(4) head of a political party

8 Which individual’s action was directly protected by the first amendment?

(1) Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone in 1876
(2) Theodore Roosevelt’s command of the Rough Riders in 1898
(3) President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election to a third term in 1940
(4) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leading a march on Washington, D.C., in 1963

Base your answer to question 9 on the quotation below and on your knowledge of social studies.

. . . The nation deserves and I will select a Supreme Court justice that Americans can be proud of. The nation also deserves a dignified process of confirmation in the United States Senate, characterized by fair treatment, a fair hearing and a fair vote. I will choose a nominee in a timely manner so that the hearing and the vote can be completed before the new Supreme Court term begins. . . .
— President George W. Bush, 2005

9 Which constitutional principle is suggested by this quotation?

(1) federalism                    (3) States rights
(2) checks and balances      (4) due process

10 In his Farewell Address, President George Washington warned against establishing alliances
with European countries because he was concerned primarily about

(1) restrictions on trade with Latin America
(2) French colonization of the Caribbean
(3) United States involvement in foreign wars
(4) protection of the western frontier

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