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2013-09-11 02:52:40
pols test1 pearson

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  1. ________ was the first permanent European settlement in North America
  2. In addition to the increasing population of retirees in America, what is further compounding problems with Social Security and Medicare?
  3. Which statement about democracy is true?      
    Democracy has been the dominant form of government throughout British history.Democracy may apply to any system of government that gives power to the people.Democracy has been the dominant form of government throughout European history.Democracy is the least popular form of government worldwide today.Democracy only works when all citizens participate in the decision making process directly.
  4. Which of the following choices is the most in keeping with the Framers’ view of establishing justice in the United States?
  5. What is the primary purpose of the myriad protections of individual rights and liberties found in the Bill of Rights?
  6. Which of the following is a negative consequence of Americans’ declining trust in government?
  7. Individuals who believe the government should correct economic injustice are generally of a_____ ideology.
  8. Individuals who believe the government should correct economic injustice are generally of a_____ ideology.
  9. Derived from English political philosopher John Locke’s social contract theory, the notion of________ was central to the Declaration of Independence and justification for the American Revolution.
  10. The best example of government regulation to promote the general welfare is ________.
  11. George Calvert received a charter from King Charles I to establish a ________ colony in the New World what eventually became known as Maryland.
  12. The Nolan Chart helps to classify citizens’ political beliefs on two key dimensions, ________.
  13. The Framers of the U.S. Constitution saw the need to limit the government’s ability to________.
  14. Democracies can be thought of as direct or indirect. Which of the following settings would be the most conducive to a direct democracy?
  15. Equal protection under the law for every individual is vital to the protection of ________.
  16. What is the major difference between a direct democracy and anindirectdemocracy?
  17. Which of the following is an example of a societal change with political ramifications that has occurred since 1959?
  18. Under a(n) ________ government, a leader exercises unlimited power over individuals in all aspects of life.
  19. A(n) ________ believes in extensive government control of personal and economic liberties.
  20. The less political participation there is, the ________the legitimacy of the democracy becomes.
  21. Which region of the country was mostly populated by people seeking free land and later gold?
  22. Under the evaluation function of ideologies, ideologies________.
  23. Someone who believes in limited government interference in personal and economic liberties would be considered to have which of the following political ideologies?
  24. ________ is the study of who gets what, when, and how—or
  25. As of 2010, 40 percent of Americans under age 25 are members of a minority group. What predictions can be made based on this evidence?