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61. Progressive reforms included A. primary elections. B. direct election of U.S.

Question : 61. Progressive reforms included A. primary elections. B. direct election of U.S. : 2055765

61. Progressive reforms included

A. primary elections.

B. direct election of U.S. senators.

C. the initiative and referendum.

D. recall elections.

E. All these answers are correct.

62. The direct election of U.S. senators came about due to

A. passage of the Second Amendment.

B. political pressure from the Progressives.

C. Jeffersonian democracy.

D. Jacksonian democracy.

E. the fact that state legislators no longer desired to select them.

63. A contemporary legislator who voted for a bill because of a belief in its benefit, even though his constituents back home overwhelmingly opposed the bill, would be performing the Edmund Burke role of

A. trustee.

B. delegate.

C. statesperson.

D. politician.

E. oversight.

64. Edmund Burke's idea of representatives as trustees was based on the claim that

A. representatives should follow their own judgment of the public interest.

B. representatives should follow the voters' judgment of the public interest.

C. indirect election is a more trustworthy means of discovering the public interest.

D. direct election is a more trustworthy means of discovering the public interest.

E. None of these answers is correct.

65. In his criticism of the Constitution, the economist Charles Beard argued that

A. the Constitution's elaborate systems of power and representation were designed to protect the interests of the rich.

B. the Constitution failed to protect the economic interests of the poorer states.

C. the Constitution's commerce clause was inadequate to meet the nation's economic needs.

D. the Constitution did not provide for sufficient protection of property.

E. the Constitution gave too much power to the illiterate.

66. Which of the following aspects of U.S. government might be used as part of an argument that the U.S. is less democratic than some other democracies?

A. the extension of popular direct election to office

B. the frequency of election of its larger legislative body

C. its extensive reliance on primary elections

D. the frequency of election of its chief executive

E. its staggered terms of office of members of the legislature

 

 

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