US History & Government - Janaury 2011

46 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Union (EU) both
seek to expand trade within their organizations by

(1) prohibiting imports from nonmember nations
(2) creating a common currency and parliament
(3) lowering tariffs and eliminating import quotas between member nations
(4) forming military alliances

47 “Congress Passes Alien and Sedition Acts’’
“Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus’’
“Wilson Signs 1918 Sedition Act”
These headlines show that the federal government can

(1) restrict citizens’ rights in times of crisis
(2) raise armies without informing the public
(3) station troops in a person’s home at any time
(4) require citizens to be witnesses against themselves

48 The Interstate Commerce Act (1887), the Sherman Antitrust Act (1890), and the Clayton Antitrust Act (1914) are similar in that they were intended to

(1) reaffirm the federal government’s laissezfaire attitude toward big business
(2) increase the federal government’s power to regulate business practices
(3) authorize the breakup of labor unions
(4) reject the use of trustbusting

49 “Grant Administration Caught Up in Credit Mobilier Controversy”
“Harding’s Secretary of the Interior Indicted in Teapot Dome Investigation”
“Iran-Contra Scandal Leads to Resignation of Reagan Advisor”

Which conclusion can be drawn from these headlines?

(1) American presidents are not subject to the nation’s laws.
(2) Senate trials have been used to remove corrupt presidents.
(3) Only Democratic presidents have been investigated for misdeeds.
(4) Some presidents have been damaged by the actions of their aides.

Base your answer to question 50 on the constitutional amendment below and on your
knowledge of social studies.Amendment XXV Section 1.

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice
President shall become President.

Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the
President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

50 This amendment to the Constitution made it possible for

(1) voters to elect Franklin D. Roosevelt to a fourth term as president in 1944
(2) Gerald Ford to become president when Richard Nixon left office in 1974
(3) the House of Representatives to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1998
(4) the Supreme Court to rule on the counting of votes in Florida in the presidential election of 2000.

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