Foundations of Government Study Guide Honors Classes Identify



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Foundations of Government Study Guide

Honors Classes

  1. Identify the different types of governments based on the amount of participation the citizens are allowed.

  2. Identify the differences between a citizen’s duties and responsibilities. Use specific examples.

  3. Explain 2 long-term causes and 5 short term causes of the American Revolutionary War, and the measures that the colonist took to fight back against the English.

  4. Identify the Enlightenment Philosophy, along with the contribution to American democratic ideas, and evaluate which Philosopher you believe had the greatest impact on our country.

    1. John Locke

    2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    3. Barron de Montesquieu

  5. Identify the following Founding Fathers and their contribution to the establishment of America’s constitutional democracy, and support which one you feel had the greatest impact on our government.

    1. John Adams

    2. Ben Franklin

    3. Thomas Jefferson

    4. George Washington

    5. Thomas Paine

    6. James Madison

  6. Discuss the following early American writings and their importance. Also use the people from Q4 and Q5 to support your answers.

    1. Common Sense

    2. Declaration of Independence

    3. Articles of Confederation

    4. Constitutional Convention

  7. Identify the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and explain how each weakness represented something the colonists were fearful of based on their history with the British.

  8. Describe Shays Rebellion and identify its importance.

  9. Describe the difference between the Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of a government’s power and authority, and evaluate which group is closer to your ideas about government.

  10. Identify at least 3 compromises the Founding Fathers made at the Constitutional Convention. Make sure you include the Virginia and New Jersey Plans and how those arguments were compromised.

  11. Identify the differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of 1787.

  12. Identify the following principles found in the Constitution of 1787.

    1. Popular Sovereignty

    2. Limited Government

    3. Federalism

    4. Separation of Powers

    5. Checks and Balances

    6. Flexibility

    7. Rule of Law

Foundations of Government Study Guide

Regular Classes

  1. Identify the different types of governments based on the amount of participation the citizens are allowed.

  2. Identify the differences between a citizen’s duties and responsibilities. Use specific examples.

  3. Explain 2 long-term causes and 5 short term causes of the American Revolutionary War.

  4. Identify the Enlightenment Philosophy, along with the contribution to American democratic ideas.

    1. John Locke

    2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    3. Barron de Montesquieu

  5. Identify the following Founding Fathers and their contribution to the establishment of America’s constitutional democracy.

    1. John Adams

    2. Ben Franklin

    3. Thomas Jefferson

    4. George Washington

    5. Thomas Paine

    6. James Madison

  6. Discuss the following early American writings and their importance.

    1. Common Sense

    2. Declaration of Independence

    3. Articles of Confederation

    4. Constitutional Convention

  7. Identify the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

  8. Describe Shays Rebellion and identify its importance.

  9. Describe the difference between the Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of a government’s power and authority, and evaluate which group is closer to your views about the government.

  10. Identify the Great Compromise the Founding Fathers made at the Constitutional Convention. Make sure you include the Virginia and New Jersey Plans and how those arguments were compromised.

  11. Identify the differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of 1787.

  12. Identify the following principles found in the Constitution of 1787.

    1. Popular Sovereignty

    2. Limited Government

    3. Federalism

    4. Separation of Powers

    5. Checks and Balances

    6. Flexibility

    7. Rule of Law


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