Power fundamentally involves __________ between or among people. friendships shared property animosities relationships Power is: the ability to…

Power fundamentally involves __________ between or among people.

friendships

shared property

animosities

relationships

Power is:

the ability to influence another person’s behavior.

having many advanced weapons.

achieving voluntary consensus among groups.

persuading people to act independently of government authority.

Which of the following was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation (1781-1789)?

a weak “league of friendship” among the states

the requirement of unanimous approval by all 13 states for amendments

no judicial branch

no congressional power to impose taxes

Which of the following was NOT a strength of the Articles of Confederation (1781-1789)?

the power to declare war

conduct foreign policy

manage a postage system

oversee an army composed of federal militia

Protection from government intrusion into the private lives and beliefs of citizens is guaranteed by the __________ and __________ Amendments.

First and Second

Second and Ninth

Ninth and Eleventh

First and Ninth

How did the White House “spin” the story of British troop withdrawal from Iraq?

The withdrawal was needed to make room for the U.S. troop surge

The withdrawal was recommended by Vice President Cheney.

That this was a sign of political weakness for British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The withdrawal was a sign of success of the coalition and of the British presence in southern Iraq.

Though there are up to __________ judges on an appeals court, only __________ usually hear each case.

12; 5

12; 3

15; 5

28; 3

Approximately __________ of the country’s adult population has Internet access.

25%

33%

67%

85%

Most Americans view themselves as members of the __________ class.

upper

middle

lower

none of the above(they do not define themselves)

A plural elitist might consider the compromises struck during the health care reform debate to be an example of elite interest groups each pursuing and achieving their separate sets of agendas.

plural elitist

fundamentalist

conspiracy theorists

Both A and C

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