Who is the U.S. Representative for our area? In what Congressional district is Potomac?
John Shimkus, 15th Congressional district
Who are the two senators from Illinois?
Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk
Who is the Secretary of State?
Who is the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
Who is the President of the United States?
Who is the Vice President of the United States?
This plan, submitted by James Madison, proposed two house of Congress based upon population.
the Virginia Plan
How many woment have been President of the United States?
Who is the president's offical in charge of the natural resources of the nation?
Secretary of the Interior
How many terms may the president serve?
What do the stars on the U.S. flag represent?
What do the stripes on the U.S. flag represent?
13 original colonies
How many amendments have been made to the United States Constitution?
How long is the president's term?
How many branches of government are there?
What is the minimum age for the president?
35 years old
When does president-elect assume the duties of the office of President?
After a bill has passed the two houses of Congress, it is sent to the
Which amendment deals with the voting rights of 18 year olds?
Which amendment limits the president's term?
How many senators are from each state?
What is the least number of representatives a state may have?
Who has veto power?
What are the first amendment rights?
Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition
What are the unalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
The Declaration of Independence was written by
The national budget is presented by the
What vote really elects the President of the United States?
The part of the Constitution (in Article 1, Section 8) that gives Congress broad pwoers to write laws about situations that are new and unexpected (such as the Internet, space research, air travel) is called the
Which body has the power to raise, borrow, and coin money?
The Constitution syas that a prisoner cannot be detained without a trial, and that right is covered by
If the President should die, who would become President?
Which branch?--Has two houses
Which branch?--Is the court system of the country
Which branch?--Interprets the laws and administers justice
Which branch?--Enforces the laws
Which branch?--Makes the country's laws
Senate/House--Must live in the state he or she represents
Both Senate and House of Representatives
Senate/House--Has a six-year term
Senate/House--Meets in Capitol Building
Both Senate and House
Senate/House--Elected every two years
House of Representatives
Senate/House--Has the Vice President as presiding officer
Senate/House--Has 435 members
House of Representatives
Senate/House--Approves or rejects treaties
Senate/House--Passes bills they hope will become laws
Both the Senate and House
Senate/House--Has 100 members
Senate/House--Members are appointed by the Supreme Court.
Neither the Senate nor the House
Cabinet position responsible for being...the Chief legal officer
Cabinet position responsible for...Social Security
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Cabinet position responsible for...Carrying out a war
Secretary of Defense
Cabinet position responsible for...Settling a strike
Secretary of Labor
Cabinet position responsible for...Foreign Affairs
Secretary of State
Cabinet position responsible for...Secret Service
Secretary of Homeland Security
Cabinet position responsible for...Farm programs
Secretary of Agriculture
Richard Nixon was the only president ever to resign.
The Declaration of Independence was written before the Constitution.
The executive branch has no checks over the judicial branch.
False (The executive branch appoints federal judges.)
The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1787.
There are 15 justices on the Supreme Court.
False (There are 9.)
The United States flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession.
The United States Supreme Court Justices are appointed by Congress.
False (They are approved by the Senate, but they are appointed by the President.)
The president picks his or her successor after their term is over.
There are 10 Cabinet positions.
False (There are 15.)
Federalism is hte sharing of power by the federal government and the sate governments.
The president can call both houses of Congress into special session.
Bot the federal and state governments can establish a court system.
States can make treaties with foreign countries.
Each state must treat the citizes of other states the same way it treats its own citizens.
Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country.
Only federal officers can have titles of nobility.
An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed.
The coining and printing of money are the responsibility of the Treasury Department.
If a president does not act on a bill within 10 days, it will become law if Congress is in session.
True (If Congess ADJOURNS session before the 10 day period, it is vetoed and is knows as a "pocket veto.")
A three-fourths vote is necessary for Congress to pass a law over the president's veto.
False (2/3 vote)
United States representatives receive larger salaries than United States senators.
False (Same salary)
Under certain conditions, the House of Representatives sselectes the President of the United States.
The House of Representatives does not get involved in impeachment cases.
There are an even number of justices in the Unted States Supreme Court.
False (There are 9.)
A United States senator may be reelected only once.
False (unlimited number of terms)
The Boston Tea Party was held by the British to greet new immigrants to the colonies.
The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights.
The original Constitution outlawed slavery.
Ptrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson looked after the interests of the common man at the Constitutional Convention.
False (Patrick Henry "smelt a rat" and refused to attend. Jefferson was in Europe.)
Benjamin Franklin was the President of the Constitutional Convention.
False (George Washington)
The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia in 1776.
George Washington was the first President of the United States.
Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death."
The capital of the United States is Washington, D.C.
The original 13 colonies included Ohio.
The Constitution allows for laws to be made for subjects that did not even exist in 1787.
True (the elastic clause)
One-third of the Senate is elected every two years.
United States senators are elected by the people of the entire state.
To become president, you must be a natural born citizen.
Congress has the power to raise, borrow, and manage government spending.
The 28th amendment will be implemented in January of 2016.
False (There are only 27 amendments.)
To provide for prayer in public schools, the Constitution must be amended.
The budget is the federal government's plan for raising and spending money for a year.
Marbury vs. Madison established the process for judicial review.
The last amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1992.
The next presidential election will be 2014.
False (It will be 2016.)
The Bill of Rights does not give a person the right to criticize a government official.
Both the president and Congress may veto a bill.
Congress gets a new number each time a president is elected.
The Articles of Confederation could be considered our first Constitution.