POLS 1100 QUIZ 11

  1. The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
    Article Seven
  2. On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was completed, followed by a speech given by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin urgedunanimity, although the Convention had decided that only nine states were needed to _____. The Convention submitted theConstitution to the Congress of the Confederation.
  3. Describes a system of the government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituentpolitical units (like states or provinces).

    System based on democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern is shared between national andstate governments, creating what is often called a federation. Proponents are often called federalists.
  4. Wrote a series of commentaries, now known as the Federalist Papers, in support of the new government.
  5. Believed that the Constitution created a central government thatwas too powerful.
  6. Argued against a "Bill of Rights," asserting that ratification of the Constitution did not mean the American people were surrenderingtheir rights, and, therefore, that protections were unnecessary.
    Alexander Hamilton
  7. Groups of citizens, with interests contrary to the rights ofothers or the interests of the whole community. In today's discourse the term advocacy group or special interest group often carries thesame denotation.
  8. 4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
    James Madison
  9. American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights
    George Mason
  10. Known as the "Father of Natural History in England," was renowned for his contributions to taxonomy, and clarified and restricted the use of the term species.
    John Ray
  11. System or process that depends on the voice of the people (and not representatives), usually through referendums or initiatives, to make public policy decisions.
    Direct Democracy
  12. A system of government where voters elect representatives to make decisions for them
    Representative Democracy
  13. Political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government.
  14. Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses
    David Hume
  15. English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience
    John Locke
  16. French political philosopher. He is best known for L'Esprit des lois (1748), a comparative study of political systems in which he championed the separation of judicial, legislative, and executive powers as being most conducive to individual liberty
Card Set
POLS 1100 QUIZ 11
Article 7 & Reading 11