Checks and Balances
Allows each branch of government to watch over each other
Separation of Powers
Keeps any one branch of government from becoming too powerful
This group was opposed to the Constitution
When an official is brought to trial for misconduct in office
They argued in favor of the Constitution
The people who vote for the President and the Vice-President
The highest court in the land is the ...
The sharing of powers between central government and its subdivisions
The delegates of the Constitution were the...
Achieving a balance is a...
The current speaker of the House of Representatives is...
The current Vice-President of the United States is....
The current President pro-tempore of the U.S. Senate is...
The right to fair treatment under the law is called...
The number of amendments to the Constitution is...
The President's formal group of advisers is called his...
The number of members in the House of Representatives is...
The current Secretary of State is...
The number of members in the United States Senate is...
The plan that favored the larger states and also called for a bicameral legislature was the...
The Executive Branch uses the power of this to check on the Legislative Branch
The Bill of Rights helps protect people's...
The Three Fifths Compromise
A way to be able to count slaves for the purpose of representation was...
The ... maintains the military and can declare war
The ... establishes schools
Federal and State Government
The ... both can regulate banks, borrow money, and establish courts
Enforces the laws
Makes the laws
Interprets the laws
The Two Houses of Congress
House of Representatives and the Senate
The Three Requirements for Becoming the President
1. Must be a natural born citizen
2. Must be 35 years old
3. Must have been a resident of the United States for at least 14 years
The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure.
Legal requirement that the state must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person.
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