Constitution Study Guide

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number of women at the Constitutional Convention?

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number of African-Americans at the Constitutional Convention?

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number of Native-Americans at the Constitutional Convention?

Philadelphia

what city was the Constitutional Convention held in?

1787

what year was the Constitution written?

James Madison

who is known as the Father of the Constitution?

Preamble

what is the first sentence in the Constitution called?

Preamble

where are the goals and objectives of the Constitution written?

amendment 1

what amendment says that we have freedom of speech?

amendment 1

what amendment says that we have freedom of religion?

amendment 1

what amendment says that we have the right to assemble?

amendment 1

what amendment says that we have freedom of the press?

amendment 1

what amendment says that we have the right to petition the government?

amendment 2

what amendment says we have the right to bear arms and own a gun?

amendment 4

what amendment says that police need probable cause to arrest you?

27 amendments

how many amendments have been added to the Constitution?

veto

to cancel?

Bill of Rights

the first 10 amendments of the Constitution are known as...?

amendment

official change?

35 years old

minimum age to become president?

30 years old

minimum age to become a Senator?

25 years old

minimum age to become a House of Representatives member?

no age requirement

minimum age to become a judge or Supreme Court member?

Amendment 4

which amendment says that police need a search warrant to search you or your property?

Amendment 5

which amendment says that you do not have to testify against yourself in a court of law?

Amendment 5

which amendment says that you cannot be tried for the same crime twice or double jeopardy?

Amendment 6

which amendment says that you have the right to a lawyer or counsel?

Amendment 6

which amendment says that you have the right to a speedy trial?

Amendment 6

which amendment says that you have the right to know the charges against you?

Amendment 6

which amendment says that you have the right to have a trial seen by a jury of your peers?

Amendment 7

what amendment allows you the right to sue someone in court?

Amendment 7

which amendment gives you the right to sue someone and have it heard by a jury?

Amendment 8

which amendment allows you the right to bail yourself out of jail?

Amendment 8

which amendment says there is no excessive fines or bails?

Amendment 8

which amendment says there is no cruel or unusual punishment?

Amendment 9

which amendment says that we have rights than it says in the Constitution?

Amendment 10

which amendment says that states have rights too?

Article I

which article talks about the Legislative Branch?

Article II

which article talks about the Executive Branch?

Article III

which article talks about the Judicial Branch?

Article V

which article talks about how to amend the Constitution?

Article VI

which article says that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land?

Articles of Confederation

what was the first constitution of the United States?

state government

under the Articles of Confederation, which government had more power, state or federal government?

Constitutional Convention

what meeting was held to improve the Articles of Confederation?

Washington DC

where can you see the Constitution today?

Selective Service

what must males at the age of 18 years old register for?

federalism

the sharing of power between the federal and state governments is an example of?

federalism

both the state and federal government being able to tax its citizens is an example of?

Articles of Confederation

the Constitution was created because of the weakness of what "document"?

three fifths compromise

an agreement reached that counted a state's slave population for representation in the government?

4 years

the term of a President?

2 years

the term of a House of Representatives member?

6 years

the term of a Senator?

for life

the term of a judge or Supreme Court Justice?

nine justices

how many justices serve on the Supreme Court?

2 terms

the maximum number of terms a president can serve?

Congress

together, what is the Senate and House of Representatives called?

Vice President

the president of the Senate?

Speaker of the House

leader of the House of Representatives?

Chief Justice

leader of the Supreme Court?

100

how many Senators are there?

435

how many members are there is the House of Representatives?

535

how many members are there in the Legislative Branch?

bicameral

what means two houses?

ratification

official approval?

False

True/False - you can say anything you want under freedom of speech?

True

True/False - the President must be born in the United States?

Great Compromise

an agreement reached between the New Jersey and Virginia plan?

False

True/False - if you are born outside of the United States, there is no way you can become a citizen of the U.S.?

True

True/False - citizens of the United Sates have to follow the laws of the U.S.?

False

True/False - if you born outside the U.S. to a parent who is a U.S. citizen, you are not a U.S. citizen?

False

True/False - you can damage a church by painting the devil sign and you will be protected by the First Amendment?

separation of power

this explains why we have three branches of government?

checks and balances

this makes sure no one branch of government becomes too powerful?

House of Representatives

who can impeach the President?

Senate

who tries the President during an impeachment?

Chief Justice

who presides over an impeachment trial of the President?

False

True/False - a president, once elected, cannot be removed from office?

oath of office

after a president is elected, he must first take this before he can serve as President?

Bill of Rights

what was added to the Constitution to protect the rights of the citizens of the U.S.?

Legislative Branch

which branch writes the laws?

Judicial Branch

which branch is in charge of interpreting the laws?

Executive Branch

which branch enforces the laws?

President

who is the commander of chief of the military?

President

who can veto a law?

2/3rds override

if a President vetoes a law, what can Congress do?

President

who appoints Supreme Court Justices?

Senate

who approves of Supreme Court Justices?

Supreme Court

who can declare a law unconstitutional?

cabinet

there are 15 divisions under the President that advises him, what are they called?

Congress

who can introduce a bill to become a law?

President

if a bill is appoved by Congress, where does the bill go next?

elastic clause

what allows the Constitution to remain flexible?

Vice President

if the President dies in office, who becomes the President?

False

True/False - all citizens of the U.S. have to vote?

naturalized citizen

a person who immigrates to the U.S. can become this kind of citizen?

Constitution

what is the oldest and longest lasting constitution in the world?

electoral college

2 Senators + state's House of Representatives members =?

Speaker of the House

if the President and Vice President die, who becomes president?

Supreme Court

the highest court in the U.S.?

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