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The monetary value of all the finished goods and services that are produced within a country's borders in a specific time period is the:
Gross Domestic Product
Balance of Trade
Questions 2–3 refer to this excerpt from a speech given by Ronald Reagan:
Based on this primary source excerpt, what can we conclude about Reagan's views on self-rule?
Government by an elite group is superior to self-rule.
Self-rule can be challenging, but it is the best type of government.
Society is too complex to be managed by self-rule.
Most people are not capable of governing themselves, so there's no way they could help govern a country.
Who is Reagan referring to when he mentions a “special interest group that has been too long neglected.”?
The American people
According to this map, the majority of Australia exhibits what climate type?
equatorial and temperate
tropical and grassland
desert and temperate
grassland and desert
This excerpt is from a document entitled National Security Strategy of the United States, published on January 17, 2002.
What is the main idea presented in the excerpt?
The U.S. will declare war on any nation that has weapons of mass destruction.
The United States will act preemptively with force against all emerging threats.
When faced with serious security threats the U.S. may decide to take preemptive military action.
Once the U.S. Government has identified details and timing of a planned attack, it will attempt to strike first.
This excerpt is the 5th Amendment from the Bill of Rights.
This Amendment provides all of these rights EXCEPT:
The right against self incrimination.
The right of due process.
The right against unreasonable search and seizure.
The right to be tried only once.
The following statement is from George Mason, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787:
Based upon his statement, George Mason’s political views would best be described as
This excerpt is from a 2015 editorial in the Los Angeles Times:
This excerpt from a 2016 article by David Bossie:
What assumption behind the David Bossie excerpt is not an assumption behind the Los Angeles Times excerpt?
There is a need for changing the rules regarding money in American political campaigns.
Money is a corrupting force in American politics.
The Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United ruling has had no impact on American elections.
Spending money to influence an election is a form of free speech.
State governments have the power to perform which of the following?
Regulate trade between states.
Establish post offices.
This excerpt is from an Op-Ed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew:
Which one of the following statements from the excerpt expresses a bias on the part of the authors?
“Early in his administration, the president took steps to ease restrictions on Cuban-American visits and remittances that opened new pathways for family reunification—and later expanded this to include religious, academic and cultural exchanges for all Americans.”
“Last week’s decision builds boldly on those initial measures and will increase communications, commerce and travel between our two countries.”
“The State Department will lead discussions to restore regular diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961 and re-establish an embassy in Havana.”
“In our bilateral discussions, the United States will seek to advance cooperation on issues of mutual interest, including counter-narcotics, migration, combating trafficking-in-persons, the Ebola crisis and shared environmental challenges.”
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