Fundamentals of American Democracy Study Guide

FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMOCRACY

 

Students must be able to do all the following tasks for each of the below terms;

1)    Define fully, accurately, and concisely each of the following terms,

2)    Give an accurate and concise historical example for each of the following terms, and

3)    Give a fully developed and accurate significance/importance of each term in the role it plays in American government and/or history.

The best answers will incorporate other terms that are either in this study guide or were utilized during the school year.

 

 

1)           Romans: 13

 

 

2)           Declaration of Independence

 

 

3)           Natural Rights

 

 

4)           Social Contract

 

 

5)           Republic

 

 

6)           Unicameral Legislature

 

 

7)           Bicameral Legislature

 

 

8)          Articles of Confederation

 

 

9)           Bill of Rights

 

 

10)        Virginia Plan

 

 

11)         New Jersey Plan

 

 

12)        Connecticut Plan (Great Compromise)

 

 

13)        Federalism

 

 

14)        Three-Fifths Compromise

 

 

15)        Ratification

 

 

16)        Federalist

 

 

17)        Anti-Federalist

 

 

18)        The Federalist

 

 

19)        The Anti-Federalist Papers

 

 

20)         Popular Sovereignty

 

 

21)          Limited Government

 

 

22)         Separation of Powers

 

 

23)         Checks and Balances

 

 

24)       Electoral College

 

 

25)         Representative government

 

 

26)         Administration

 

 

27)          Precedent

 

 

28)         Judiciary Act of 1789

 

 

29)         Democracy

 

 

30)         Hamilton’s Financial Plan

 

 

31)          Propaganda

 

 

32)         Compromise

 

 

33)         Loose Construction

 

 

34)         Strict Construction

 

 

35)          Faction

 

 

36)         Political Party

 

 

37)          Democratic Republican

 

 

38)         Federalists Party

 

 

39)         Alien and Sedition Acts

 

 

40)         Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

 

 

41)          Revolution of 1800

 

 

42)         Revolution

 

 

43)         Judicial Review

 

 

44)         Marbury v. Madison

 

 

45)         Original Jurisdiction

 

 

46)         Amendment

 

 

47)          Impeachment

 

 

48)         Legislative Branch

 

 

49)         Executive Branch

 

 

50)         Judicial Branch