Civics Foundations of Citizenship54 cards

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In a federal government like in the U.S. government leaders are:

divided among the National government, the state governments and the local government. Thus we have many leaders.

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Congress has several powers listed in the Constitution such as:

+collect taxes +regulate trade +borrow money +raise an army +decide how money is spent

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How long can Supreme Court Justices serve on the Supreme Court

Their term is for life but they can retire anytime.



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Natural rights include:

the right to life, liberty and property

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What did the Declaration of Independence list?

a list of grievances against England justifying why the colonies needed to revolt



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Natural rights include:

the right to life, liberty and property

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What did the Declaration of Independence list?

a list of grievances against England justifying why the colonies needed to revolt

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What was Roger Sherman’s Great Compromise concerning the House and the Senate?

Members of the House would be elected on the basis of state population, and each state would have two senators, regardless of its population.

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What idea best describes why the right to bear arms was added to the Bill of Rights in 1791?

Many delegates felt it provided important protection against abuses of government power.

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What does the phrase “No taxation without representation” mean?

The colonists did not want to pay taxes because they had no one representing them in Parliament.

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A constitution is a

plan of government



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What did the Great Compromise settle?

it stated that members of the House would be determined by the population of a state and the Senate would have two Senators per state.


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Why did the framers add the 2nd amendment to the Constitution?

the second amendment allows for the freedom to bear arms. This was necessary for the people to have a way to protect themsleves from an abusive government,

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The problem with the Articles of Confederation was:

+it created a weak national government +a government that could not enforce its laws +a government without a President

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What is the purpose of the Preamble to the Constitution?

Intorduction to the Constitution that states the purpose of American Government

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What was the overall purpose of the Bill of Rights

To list rights so that they may be protected




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A state's population is used to determine what in Congress?

population determines how many members of the House of Representatives a state get in Congress






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What group of "immigrants" came to the U.S. agains their will?

Many African Americans prior to the 1808.

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Justice means

being treated fairly

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What needs to groups help satify through socialization?

physical, emotional, spiritual, educational etc

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The purpose of government is

to provide for our security, liberty and provide law and order.

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Why is the size of the typical American family shrinking?

On average, couples are having fewer children

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What are some parts of the process of socialization?

+learning how to participate in a group. +accepting the values of a group. +learning the rules for behavior within a group.




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All of the following are reasons why the population of older Americans is increasing more rapidly than other age groups

+medical care is improving so people are living longer. +the “baby boomer” group is aging. +the death rate of people 20 and younger is increasing


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What is a role of government in the United States?

protecting the country against outside attack



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What must Congressman and Senators consider when voting

they should vote based on what is best for the entire nation