Civics mid-term

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John Locke’s writing most likely reflects the ideals of which movement?
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Enlightenment
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The first written plan of self-government of an American colony was the?
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Mayflower compact
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Both John Locke and Thomas Jefferson wrote about the natural rights of men. In what document are these “unalienable rights” specifically mentioned?
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The Declaration of Independence
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The Magna Carta is most important for which reason?
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It put limits on the monarchs power
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Who is the most responsible for writing the Declaration of Independence?
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Thomas Jefferson
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Why was the government of ancient Athens called a direct democracy?
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The people governed themselves
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How did the English bill of rights change the nature of English government?
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It made parliament more powerful than the monarch
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How did the second Continental Congress respond to British policies?
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They chose a committee to write The Declaration of Independence
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What’s legislation by Parliament started its right to pass laws and make decisions for colonies?
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The Declaratory Act
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What is a party platform?
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A statement of a parties beliefs and positions
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What parties became the Chiefs rivals starting in the 1850s?
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Republicans and Democrats
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In what kind of election can any registered voter help choose a party’s candidates?
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Open primary
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What type of third-party is most likely to last a long time?
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An ideological party
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According to the 26th amendment who can vote?
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18-year-olds can vote
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Which of these issues would be the best source for evaluating a candidate statements on issues?
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Newspaper articles analyzing the candidates position
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Who determines who wins the presidential election if no one candidate receives a majority of votes in the electoral college?
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The Senate
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To win the presidency a candidate must win?
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The electoral votes
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What is the purpose of campaigning advertisements?
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To canvass voters
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A key role of political parties that is out of power is too?
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Act as a watchdog over the party in power
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Did the English bill of rights change the nature of English government?
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It made the parliament more powerful than the monarch
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Which of the following is the source of public opinion?
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The mass media
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Issues that receive the most time money and attention from government leaders make up?
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The public agenda
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What is the name of representatives of interest groups who contact public officials directly?
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Lobbyists
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Book of John Locke and Thomas Jefferson wrote about the natural rights of men. In what document are these” unalienable rights” specifically mentioned?
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The declaration of independence
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One of the major philosophical principles in the declaration of independence was that of?
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Natural rights
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The Declaration of Independence and the “social contract theory “both arose from which philosophical movement
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Enlightenment

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