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AQA Politics A-Level: UK Chapter 1 - 'The constitution'
Answer these questions on the first chapter of the British Government section of AQA's A Level Politics course.
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Name one of the sources of the British constitution
Who creates Statute law?
Name of the Acts that gave the Commons supremacy over the Lords
The years that the above passed through Parliament
Name a key author of a 'work of authority'
Erskine May, A.V. Dicey, Walter Bagehot
Which treaty was incorporated into the UK constitution in 1972
Treaty of Rome (1958)
What was the name of the Act that brought this into UK Law?
European Communities Act 1972
What was the name of the treaty that created the European Union (and had a painfully drawn-out Parliamentary passage)?
Maastricht Treaty (1991)
Name BOTH of Dicey's 'twin pillars' of the constitution
Parliamentary sovereignty, Rule of Law
What is the opposite of a 'federal state?'
Which professor claimed that the UK is neither of these; instead that we are a 'Union state' or 'nation of nations?'
Professor Vernon Bogdanor
What is the name of the founding document of the constitution and the first step towards the UK's constitutional monarchy?
Magna Carta (1215)
Which 'revolution' compounded the power of the constitution over the monarchy?
Glorious Revolution (1688)
Which constitutional document was produced directly after (and as a result of) the above?
Bill of Rights (1689)
Which type of government is the UK (supposed to be) under?
Which religious group was prohibited from becoming British monarchs by the Acts of Settlement (1701)?
Which Act adopted the European Convention on Human Rights into UK Law?
Human Rights Act 1998
Which Act created the Supreme Court, seperating the legislative and judicial branches?
Constitutional Reform Act 2005
Which coalition Act offered citizens greater protection from state invasion of privacy?
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
What is the common name of Theresa May's proposed legislation to induct over 20,000 pieces of EU Law into UK Law but remove UK from EU legal jurisdiction?
Great Repeal Bill
What was the name of this when it was eventually passed by Parliament?
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Which Act signified the UK officially leaving the EU?
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
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