Constitution Mini Q U.S. History-Conrad

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A compound is made of two or more pieces. What are the pieces that make up Madison’s compound government?
A compound is made of two or more pieces. What are the pieces that make up Madison's compound government?
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State and Central government.
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What word ending in “ism” is another word for this kind of compound government?
What word ending in
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Federalism.
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How does this compound government provide “double security ” to the people?
How does this compound government provide
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Central and State governments will check each others’ power.
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What is a pattern in the types of power the Constitution reserved for the state governments?
What is a pattern in the types of power the Constitution reserved for the state governments?
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States did things that affected themselves, and themselves only.
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How does federalism guard against tyranny?
How does federalism guard against tyranny?
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Federalism makes sure that power is not held only by the government but by the government and the people.
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What is the main idea of Madison’s quote from Federalist Paper #47?
What is the main idea of Madison's quote from Federalist Paper #47?
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“Each branch should be separate and distinct”
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Does Madison say it is possible to have tyranny in a democracy? Explain.
Does Madison say it is possible to have tyranny in a democracy? Explain.
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No. “In the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may be justly pronounced the very definition of tyranny…”
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Which of the three branches of government has the power to make laws? Enforce laws? Determine if laws are broken?
Which of the three branches of government has the power to make laws? Enforce laws? Determine if laws are broken?
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1. The legislative branch makes the laws. 2. The executive branch enforces the laws 3. The judicial branch determines of the laws are broken.
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What would James Madison say about allowing a person elected to the House of Representatives to serve at the same time on the Supreme Court? Explain his thinking
What would James Madison say about allowing a person elected to the House of Representatives to serve at the same time on the Supreme Court? Explain his thinking
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He would not be happy, because he wants all 3 powers to be separated from each other; and that can’t happen if there is 1 representative for 2 powers.
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How does the separation of powers guard against tyranny?
How does the separation of powers guard against tyranny?
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It makes sure that not one power is greater than the other. “Liberty requires that the three great departments of power should be separate and distinct.”
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What is the main idea of the Madison quote?
What is the main idea of the Madison quote?
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Each branch should be able to check on the other branches. “may be a check on the other”
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What is one way the legislature can check the power of the chief executive?
What is one way the legislature can check the power of the chief executive?
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the House can impeach the President
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What is one way the President can check the power of the Supreme Court?
What is one way the President can check the power of the Supreme Court?
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The president can appoint members of the Supreme Court
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What is one way the Supreme Court can check the Senate?
What is one way the Supreme Court can check the Senate?
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The Supreme Court can declare laws unconstitutional
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how did the framers of the Constitution guard against tyranny?
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Framers guarded against tyranny by giving each branch fair opportunity to stop the other branch(es) from doing anything unconstitutional.
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On what basis – area, population, or wealth – was the number of representatives in the House determined?
On what basis - area, population, or wealth - was the number of representatives in the House determined?
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Population
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Which states had the smallest representation in the House of Representatives? How many?
Which states had the smallest representation in the House of Representatives? How many?
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Rhode Island, Delaware One
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Which state had the most Representatives? How many?
Which state had the most Representatives? How many?
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Virginia Ten
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Who should have been happier with their representation in the House, small states or large states? Why?
Who should have been happier with their representation in the House, small states or large states? Why?
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The larger states should have been happier because they have larger populations that the smaller states. Since “the numbers of representatives shall not exceed for every thirty thousand”. The larger states would have more people representing them than the smaller states would.
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Who should have been happier with their representation in the Senate, the small states or the large states? Why?
Who should have been happier with their representation in the Senate, the small states or the large states?  Why?
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small states same number of senators as big states.
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How did this small state/ large state compromise guard against tyranny?
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Each state was able to have at least one or more representatives.

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