CLEP American Government Exam Prep

3 What was the “three-fifths compromise”?
  1. The compromise over how many Senators each state would get.
  2. The compromise that, for purposes of representation and taxation, made each “non-free person” (i.e. slave) count as three-fifths of a person.
  3. The compromise between Hamilton and Madison that Hamilton would get to write three-fifths of the Federalist Papers.
  4. The compromise on the number of soldiers each state would provide for the US military.
  5. The compromise over the number of Senators required to overturn a presidential veto.
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4 Suppose Congress is upset with recent decision made by the Supreme Court legalizing marijuana. Which of the following is an action they could take to “punish” the Judicial Branch?
  1. Revoke the US citizenship of all the justices.
  2. Take each justice out behind the woodshed and give them a spanking.
  3. Create a new court that outranked the Supreme Court.
  4. Fire all of the Supreme Court justices and replace them with justices that won’t make decisions like that.
  5. Eliminate all of the federal courts except the Supreme Court, thus leaving the Supreme Court to handle all of the cases by themselves.
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5 The first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court was:
  1. Sonia Sotomayor
  2. Hilary Clinton
  3. Sandra Day O’Connor
  4. Elaine Kagan
  5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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