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1.

The goals for the United States as stated in the Preamble, include all of these EXCEPT

 

(A)

bringing democracy to all countries of the world

 

(B)

safeguarding the country against attack

 

(C)

making sure future citizens remain free

 

(D)

making laws and setting up courts that are fair

  

2.

The Constitution can be called a living document because it

 

(A)

includes the Bill of Rights

 

(B)

adapts to change

 

(C)

provides checks and balances

 

(D)

rests on popular sovereignty

  

3.

The ability of Congress to approve a vetoed bill with a two-thirds majority vote is an example of

 

(A)

individual rights

 

(B)

popular sovereignty

 

(C)

limited government

 

(D)

checks and balances

  

4.

In the Constitution, concurrent powers are those

 

(A)

assigned to state governments

 

(B)

assigned to the national government

 

(C)

shared or exercised by the national and state governments

 

(D)

exercised by the people when they vote for representatives

  

5.

The first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, guarantee all of these rights EXCEPT

 

(A)

the right to a speedy, public trial

 

(B)

the right to personal privacy

 

(C)

voting rights for every citizen

 

(D)

religious and political freedom

  
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