1. The authors of the Articles of Confederation established a decentralized political system mainly to 1. cancel state debts incurred during the Revolutionary War 2. assist the southern states in their efforts to gain a manufacturing base 3. promote the common goal of national sovereignty
4. prevent the abuses of power that had existed under British rule 2. Senate ratification of treaties negotiated by the President is required by the United States Constitution as a way of 1. maintaining United States prestige in international affairs 2. preventing Federal abuse of State power
3. implementing the principle of checks and balances
4. expanding the authority of the executive branch
3. The United States Constitution requires that a census be taken every ten years to reapportion 1. membership in the House of Representatives
2. the number of delegates to national nominating conventions 3. Federal aid to localities
4. agricultural subsidies
4. In the United States Congress, differences between Senate and House of Representatives versions of a bill are usually resolved by accepting the version that is 1. preferred by a majority of the State legislatures
2. supported by the Supreme Court
3. preferred by the House in which the bill originated
4. agreed to by a joint conference committee of both Houses 5. "The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it."
This provision is evidence that the writers of the United States Constitution 1. wanted the President to have unlimited power during wartime 2. wanted to balance individual liberty with the needs of the nation 3. did not trust the common people to obey the laws
4. expected the American people to oppose most government policies
6. In the United States, activities such as Cabinet meetings and...