GOVT 2306 Ch 2

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What is the principle that each branch of the government has the means to thwart or influence actions by other branches of government?
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checks and balances
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Which provision of the 1836 Constitution was the most important adaptation of Spanish-American Law for the Texas Republic?
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the idea of community property
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The Texas Constitution of 1869 was created
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by members of the Texas Republican Party.
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Which principle of government is the key to understanding the drafting of the Texas Constitution of 1876?
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the necessity of strong limitations on the authority of state officials
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Which statement best describes the structure of the Texas legislature?
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Since independence from Mexico, Texas has had a bicameral legislature.
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What is the major difference between the bill of rights in the Texas Constitution and the U.S. Bill of Rights?
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The Texas Constitution grants Texans rights that are not found in the U.S. Constitution.
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The main problem that stalled the admission of Texas into the United States was
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that Texas would be a proslavery state.
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Which of the following ideas does NOT unite the U.S. and Texas constitutional experiences?
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The subordinate role that Texas has in the federal system.
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Which of the following was NOT part of the annexation agreement between Texas and the United States?
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Texas could maintain its own army and navy for 25 years.
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The system of distributing powers between states and a central government is called
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federalism
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Texas has operated under how many constitutions?
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7
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The Constitution of Reconstruction created
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a strong governor's office.
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Who made up the Grange, and what effect did they have on the writing of the Texas Constitution?
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They were an agricultural group who wanted a government that would improve the plight of farmers.
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The Texas Constitution of 1876 was written to
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prevent the expansion of governmental authority that was perceived as acting against the interest of the people.