New regents for U.S. History based on Study Guide

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A major criticism of the electoral college system has been that 1.party loyalty is weakened after a presidential election 2.electors frequently fail to vote for a candidate 3.members of the electoral college are appointed for life terms 4.a president may be elected without receiving the majority of the popular vote
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4.a president may be elected without receiving the majority of the popular vote
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Which statement best explains why critics have called for a change in the electoral college system? 1.A person who did not receive the largest percentage of popular votes can be elected President. 2.The system is a threat to the two-party system. 3.Electors often vote for candidates not listed on the ballot. 4States with small populations have greater influence on Presidential elections than more populated states do.
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1.A person who did not receive the largest percentage of popular votes can be elected President.
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The speakers below are discussing foreign policies that the United States has followed at various times. Base your answers on their statements and on your knowledge of social studies. Speaker A: Steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world. Speaker B: The United States will give economic aid to needy countries anywhere in the world, but will not provide military aid. Speaker C: The United States must prevent the growth of communism. Speaker D: The United States can take over other countries to help them become more like us. Which speaker states a policy most similar to the foreign policy advice given by President George Washington in his Farewell Address? 1. A 2. B 3. C 4. D
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1. A
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The due process clause in the 5th Amendment and the right to an attorney in the 6th Amendment were designed to 1.protect freedom of expression 2.assure that laws are properly enacted 3.ensure fair treatment for those accused of crimes 4.provide for judicial review of laws
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3.ensure fair treatment for those accused of crimes

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