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the Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called

population/ equality

The number of members in the House of Representatives is based on____, while the Senate is based on ____.

Original jurisdiction

When the Supreme Court hears a case for the first time it is called

passing laws over a veto with a 2/3 vote

The legislative branch checks the executive branch by

makes laws

The legislative branch

Elastic clause

the section of the constitution that gives congress the power to pass laws "necessary and proper" to fulfill its other duties is the

not stated in the constitution

qualifications of a Supreme Court justice are

aiding the enemies of your country

treason is

life

the term of justices of the Supreme Court is

senators

state legislatures used to elect

2/3 vote of each house of congress

amendments can be proposed by

legislatures of 3/4 of the states

amendments can be ratified by

False

The media is a cabinet department (true/ false)

US Postal Service

What is an example of a government corporation?

how the constitution can be amended

article 5 is important because it tells

tells why the constitution was written

the preamble to the constitution

the founding fathers wanted to keep the common people from making a mistake

the electoral college was established by the constitutional convention because

house of representatives

impeachment charges are started by the

states the purpose of the constitution

the preamble

thomas jefferson

the man who wrote the declaration of independence was

revolutionary war

the war in which the colonies won their independence from england was the

435

the total number of members in the house of representatives is

100

the total number of US senators is

congress

the power to declare war belongs to

house of representatives

all revenue (money) bills originate in the

9

the constitution needed the approval of how many states?

philadelphia

the constitutional convention met in the city of

we the people of the united states....

the preamble begins with

true

to promote the pursuit of happiness is not included in the preamble (true/ false)

virginia plan

the plan of government proposed during the constitutional convention which called for a bicameral congress based on population was the

june 21, 1788

the united states constitution went into effect on

three branches

power in the united states government is divided among

two houses

congress is divided into

7

the number of articles in the US constitution is

27

the number of amendments that have been added to the constitution is

the population of the state

the number of representatives each state has in the house depends on

6 years

senators are elected for

2 years

members of the house of representatives are elected for

judges laws

the judicial branch

9

the number of justices on the supreme court is

the US constitution

the supreme law of the land is

false

the president can declare war (true/ false)

vice president

the person who takes the president's place if he or she is unable to serve a full term is the

the senate

all appointments to the supreme court must be approved by

senate

impeachments are tried by the

ex post facto law

it punishes for something that was not illegal when it was done

writ of habeas corpus

a person has the right to appear in person, in court

bill of attainder

a formal request to the supreme court to hear a case is known as a

2

bicameral means having ___ houses

vetoing laws

the executive branch checks (or controls) the legislative branch by

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