AP US History Practice Multiple-Choice Questions: Period 9: 1980–Present

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Questions 1-2 refer to the following information.

"[As] Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives.

"That is why in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print.

"This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the values and shares the faith of the American family.

"To restore accountability to Congress. To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves."

—"Contract with America" (excerpt), 1994

1. The writing of the "Contract with America," excerpted, demonstrates which of the following?

2. Which of the following generalizations is illustrated by the impact of the Contract with America?

Questions 3-4 refer to the following information.

"As citizens of global society, recognizing that the World Trade Organization is unjustly dominated by corporate interests and run for the enrichment of the few at the expense of all others, we demand:

"Representatives from all sectors of society must be included in all levels of trade policy formulations. All global citizens must be democratically represented in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of all global social and economic policies.

"Global trade and investment must not be ends in themselves, but rather the instruments for achieving equitable and sustainable development including protection for workers and the environment.

"Global trade agreements must not undermine the ability of each nation-state or local community to meet its citizens' social, environmental, cultural or economic needs.

"The World Trade Organization must be replaced by a democratic and transparent body accountable to citizens—not to corporations.

—Global Exchange (Seattle), "Declaration for Global Democracy" (1999)

3. The "Declaration for Global Democracy," excerpted, reflects

4. The political sentiments reflected in the "Declaration for Global Democracy," are most similar to which of the following?