What is the total number of members in the US House of Representatives?
How is the membership of the House of Representatives determined?
by population of the state
What officers are all part of the Executive branch of govenment?
Cabinet officers, President, and Vice-President
How many justices, including the Chief Justice are on the Supreme Court?
How long does a justice on the Supreme Court remain a member of the Court?
If each house of Congress has passed a different version of the same bill, where must the bill go next?
a Conference committee
For what is the President responsible as Commander in Chief?
Administering the armed forces of the nation
Who has the power to make treaties?
What two houses are in Congress?
Senate and the House of Representatives
How is representation in the Senate determined?
Equal, two representatives from each state
If a law is thought to be unconstitutional, to what branch should appeals be made?
The Judicial Branch
Who approves Presidential appointments?
Who has the power to directly tax?
Why does the Constitution separate the powers of the government into 3 branches?
to prevent too much power from falling into the hands of one branch
Which branch of government enforces the laws?
Which branch of government makes the laws?
Which branch of government interprets the laws?
What is required to override a Presidential veto?
2/3 vote in Congress
After a bill is introduced in either house of Congress, where does it go?
What is federalism?
separation of power between the national and state governments
What is the name given to a two-house legislature?
Who has the power to impeach (accuse of wrongdoing) government officials?
House of Representatives
Which branch can grant pardons or reprieves to federal criminals?
The Executive Branch (The President)
Which branch of government can override the President's veto?
The Legislative Branch
Which branch of government can declare laws unconstitutional?
Which branch of government creates lower federal courts?
What are the qualifications for being a US House of Representative?
minimum age of 25, citizen of US for 7 years, must live in district they are representing, term of office is 2 years
What are the qualifications for being US Senator?
minimum age of 30, citizen of US for 9 years, must live in the state they represent, term of office is 6 years
What are the qualifications for being a Presidential candidate?
minimum age of 35, natural born citizen, resident in US for the last 14 years, term of office 4 years