three ways person becomes citizen
citizenship by blood, citizenship by soil, citizenship by naturalization
three ways a person can loose their citizenship
expatriation, high crime including treason and denaturalization
is there a difference between a child born on a military base or at an embassy?
yes because one is citizenship by blood and the other is citizenship by soil
what are the steps to naturalization?
application, interview, test, hearing, swearing
what are the three branches of government?
legislative, executive and judicial
is the senate and the house who makes the laws
is the president who carries out the laws
is the supreme court who interprets the laws
what are the two basic principles of the constitution?
popular sovereignty and limited government power
an example of popular sovereignty is ____________
the people rule
an example of limited government power is _______________
checks and balances
describe the elastic clause
purposefully for the constitution to remain relevant for generations to come
why is the elastic clause so important?
provides the legislative branch the flexibility to "loosely" interpret the law or constitution by giving congress the power to pass all laws they find necessary
describe the process the constitution can be amended
proposal then ratification
explain judicial review. why is it so important to the flexibility of the constitution.
it is the most important responsibility of the judicial branch and serves as final authority on meaning of the constitution. It is so important because it provides adaptability to evolvement needs of a changing nation.
3 general beliefs of a liberal
more equality than freedom, larger government and numerous programs, and national government active in social welfare programs.
3 general beliefs of a moderate
holds beliefs of both liberals and conservatives, "in the middle" and picks issues and ideals from both liberals and conservatives
3 general beliefs of a conservative
more freedom than equality, national government should not be active in social welfare programs and prefers a smaller, less invasive government.
6 issues favored by democrats-miggs f
minimum wage, immigration, gay rights marriage, government size, social security, federal gun control
6 issues favored by republicans-ddsmtr
defense spending, death penalty, school choice "vouchers", missile defense, three strikes law, religion
three constitutional requirements for US house of representatives
25 years of age, must be citizen for 7 years, must live in state they represent
three constitutional requirements for the US senate
30 years of age, must be citizen for 9 years, must live in state they represent
terms of office for the house is______ and for the senate is _____ years
three differences between house and senate is the senate is ________, _________, and ______
smaller, older, has more flexible rules
define reapportionment and how it effects congress.
the number of representatives of a state based off of population. It effects congress because it lessens their number