Constitutional Law And the Criminal Justice System 5th Edition by J. Scott Harr – Test Bank
CHAPTER 1 TEST BANK
1.1 Formal ties between Great Britain and the United States were severed:
- when the American Declaration of Independence was signed.
- when the colonists boarded British ships and threw tea overboard.
- through the drafting of the Magna Carta.
- at the meeting of the First Continental Congress.
1.2 The Magna Carta was created:
- to ensure that states maintained power apart from the national government.
- to outline colonists’ complaints against the British crown.
- in England to guarantee that the king could not put himself above the law.
- by British Parliament in protest of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
1.3 The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence stated that a government’s right to rule is based upon:
- the obligation of the wealthy to provide for those less fortunate.
- permission from the people who are governed.
- the need for a strong centralized government on American soil.
- the Magna Carta’s guarantee that rulers shall not place themselves above the law.
1.4 The primary reason some states were reluctant to accept the Constitution was:
- It failed to establish a balance of power.
- It failed to abolish slavery.
- It did not contain a bill of rights.
- It did not allow smaller states adequate representation in the national government.
1.5 The Second Continental Congress resulted in all of the following, except:
- the naming of George Washington as Commander of the Continental Army.
- the battles at Lexington and Concord.
- instructing each colony to assume the powers of independent states.
- the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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