GED Social Studies

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True/False: When prices rise, demand falls, according to the law of supply and demand.

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When prices rise, demand falls, according to the law of supply and demand.

Who has the power of veto?

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The veto is the President's power to refuse to sign a bill or joint resolution and therefore prevent it from becoming law.

In American history, which of these political parties has never existed?

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In American political history, only the Liberal-Democrats (a British political party) have never existed.

Which of these groups would be the most extreme on the traditional political spectrum?

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A radical would advocate for a thorough, radical, and urgent revision of the status quo in society or politics. Radicals might use force to further their objectives.

Human rights crimes are being tolerated in a country with substantial economic connections to the United States. Which is the most appropriate first response in light of US foreign policy?

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Before the US takes more drastic actions to resolve an international crisis, the State Department normally launches diplomatic talks.

A well-known businessman is able to secure his son a job at the Department of Education in exchange for helping the senator financially during his congressional race. This configuration is called a __________.

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The practice of granting favors, advancing advantageous legislation, or appointing officials in return for campaign donations is known as political patronage. Meritocracy, which is a system in which only the most qualified and skilled person is able to receive a job, is quite close to being the opposite.

The Civil War was fought over a number of different causes, but it can be rationally viewed as a dispute over how to understand.

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During that period, the majority of Southerners were more likely to identify with their state than with the country. As a result, the Civil War might be viewed as a dispute over how to understand American Federalism.

A candidate for presidency must win a large number of ____________ for the purpose to be elected as the next president.

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A majority of the Electoral College is actually necessary to win the presidency, not necessarily a majority of the popular vote.

Which trait is a foundation of liberty in the United States and serves as a long-term protection against tyranny?

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The rule of law is a constitutional idea that keeps everyone, including those who establish and implement laws, accountable to the law. Tyranny is a sort of tyranny in which rulers can make any laws they want, which is a form of tyranny that threatens liberty.

Which of the following is a legal requirement for running for Congress?

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Citizenship in the United States is essential to serve in both chambers of Congress.

You could think of nullification as a rejection of ______.

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Because nullification includes rejecting the national government's supreme authority, it might be interpreted as rejecting the Supremacy Clause, which stipulates that the Constitution and the national government together constitute "the supreme law of the land."

What is the name of the system in which each government branch has some authority over the others?

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The purpose of checks and balances, as the word implies, is to ensure that no single branch of government has too much authority, and it creates a separation of powers.

In US politics, how many main parties are there?

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The Democrats and the Republicans are the two parties at the moment. There are only two major parties in the US, but it does not mean there aren't any other parties. The electoral system is partially to blame for this.

It is referred to as __________ when authority is transferred from the federal government to state and local governments.

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Many of the federal government's powers were given to the state and local governments during the Republican administrations of Nixon and Reagan. The real process of transferring authority is known as devolution, despite the fact that this program was dubbed "New Federalism."

Which of these is the outcome of the two-party system in America?

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Politicians in the two-party system of the United States frequently express broad viewpoints on a variety of issues in an effort to win over as many voters as possible. In contrast to the liberal or conservative parties in nations with a multi-party system, this typically ensures that both political parties are very moderate.

A __________ election is one in which a large number of people change their political party affiliation.

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When a significant number of voters change their political party affiliation, a realignment election is held. In a realignment election, a third party or a lesser-known party frequently enters the two-party system. Additionally, it reflects the general discontent of voters with either one or both of the two major parties.

The Sedition and Alien Acts were passed by which political party in America?

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The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed with the proclaimed goal of enhancing national security in the aftermath of escalating hostilities with France. For citizens of some countries, immigration became more challenging as a result of the Alien Act.

What does a change or addition to the Constitution get called?

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A constitutional amendment is a change to a polity's, organization's, or other sort of entity's constitution.

Which department is in charge of border security in the United States?

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DHS, which was established in 2003, is in charge of border security in the United States. Because this effort involves numerous agencies, DHS was developed particularly to serve as the accountable agent capable of bridging agency jurisdictional barriers in order to be more efficient.

Which option clearly expresses a point of view?

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The answer is bias. Because bias is an opinion that obviously promotes one point of view over another, this is the acceptable response.

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