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Politics is sometimes defined as
a system of where the powers of government are limited by a written constitution.
the study of "who gets what, when, and how."
irrelevant to the modern world.
the province of only the wealthy.
a "male's only" club.
The Framers enumerated several key functions that a government should be able to perform. These include all of the following EXCEPT:
Establish justice through a system of laws.
Provide for the common defense.
Ensure domestic tranquility.
Promote the general welfare.
Promote relative economic stability.
According to Aristotle, democracy can be viewed as
rule by the many on behalf of the public.
rule by the many on behalf of themselves.
rule by the few on behalf of the public.
rule by the few on behalf of themselves.
rule by the one on behalf of the self.
is derived from the Latin word for "by the living water."
perfectly describes the American political system at all levels.
has both direct and indirect forms.
was Aristotle's vision of the way people should be governed.
was opposed by the Framers.
Who argued that government's role should be to control citizens' bestial tendencies?
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Baron de Montesquieu
The title page of
a biblical sea monster representing the state.
Locke ridiculing Hobbes's view of man as nasty and brutish.
a giant ruler with subjects giving up all rights to him.
what Hobbes believes a social contract should contain.
a giant ruler whose body consists of the bodies of his subjects.
The ________ expanded Americans' conceptions of liberty to include some forms of freedom from discrimination.
Declaration of Independence
Preamble to the Constitution
war on terrorism
The principle implied by "one person, one vote" is consistent with
The idea of popular sovereignty can be found in the
Declaration of Independence.
Voting Rights Act.
Treaty of Versailles.
Which of the following is not considered one of the four key components of ideology?
Helping citizens make political evaluations and choices.
Inoculating citizens from being politically engaged
Helping to explain political events
Providing a sense of identity
Providing standards for evaluating social conditions and political events
The coherent set of values and beliefs about the purpose and scope of government is called
a political ideology.
Social conservatives are most concerned about
A member of the House of Representatives may represent as many as ________ citizens.
Of the groups listed below, recent immigrants to the United States are most likely to be
The Know Nothing Party was mainly opposed to which group of immigrants?
Government is sometimes defined as "who gets what, when, and how."
Promoting the general welfare is a function of the national government.
According to John Locke, people create governments to ensure social justice, human rights, and economic equality.
Thomas Jefferson based some ideas found in the Declaration of Independence on John Locke's beliefs about government.
Popular sovereignty has its basis in natural law.
The belief that society should be governed by a set of ethical principles that are part of nature and can be understood by reason is known as civil society.
According to historian and philosopher Isaiah Berlin, science and technology contributed significantly to the political environment of the twentieth century.
Social conservatives favor increased government regulation of sexual behavior.
Whites are a majority of the population in the United States.
In the 2008 election, Americans were more likely to get political information from cable channels than from the traditional network stations.
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