U.S. Constitution Study Guide

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Identify the 2 Houses of The United States Congress

House of Representatives
Senate

How many Senators are to a state?

2

How long is a Senators term of office?

6 Years

How many US House Members are appropriated?

Based on Population

How long is a term for a House of Representative?

2 Years

How long is the President's term length?

4 Years

How much is the President's term limits?

2 Times

I our system of Checks and Balances who can remove the President by impeaching?

House of Reprentatives Impeach
Senator do the trial

In our system of Checks and Balances who can check the courts by pardoning?

President or Govenor

In our system of Checks and Balances who can remove the Federal Judges?

Majority of House of Reprsentatives
2/3 vote of Senate

In our system of Checks and Balances who can declare laws unconstitutional?

Judicial Branch

In our system of Checks and Balances who has the power to veto bills?

President

In our system of Checks and Balances who has a lifetime appointment?

Federal Judges

When are General Election held?

November

Changes to the Constitution are called?

Amendments

How many Amendements are there?

27

How many articles are there?

7

What are the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment?

Freedom of: Speech, Religion, Press, Assembly, Petition

What are the legal rights of an arrested person in the 5th Amendment?

Criminal Process

What are the legal rights of an arrested person in the 6th Amendment?

Garantee jury, Criminal Proceeding, Due Process, Eminant Process

What is the 22nd Amendment?

Presidential Tenure - President can serve 2 Terms.

What are the 3 levels of Federal Courts?

Trial
Appeal
Supreme

How is the Federal government's power cheked or limited?

Checks and Balances

What are the 3 parts of the US Constitution?

Preamble
Body
Amendments

What is Aricle I about in the Constitution?

Legislative

What is Article II about in the Constitution?

Executive

What is Article III about in the Constitution?

Judicial

What is the Magna Carta?

Monarchy is not absolute, jury trial, and due process

What is the Marbury v. Madison case establish?

Judicial Review

What is Presidential Succession?

Scheme by which a presidential vacancy is filled

Where are the Bill of Rights?

Article 1 Section 7

What are the roles and duties of Vice-President?

Wait for the President to leave position
Rule the Senate

Who whas the sovereignty in our Political system?

The People

What are the Enumerated Powers of Congress?

Collect tax, Borrow Money, Regulate Trade, Bankruptcy, Coin Money, Establish post provide military and militia, necessary and proper laws, delare laws

Where are the Enumerated Powers of Congress?

Article 1 Section 8

What is the 10th Amendment?

Powers Reserved to the State
States getting Power

What is the 4th Amendment?

Searches and Seizures

Who was the 1st President of US, under the current Constitution?

George Washington

How many members comprise the US Supreme Court?

9

Hwat was the purpose of the 3/5 compromise?

Every 3 slaves counts as 1 vote

Where is the seat of the Federal Government (Capitol)?

Washington D.C.

Who is the Father of the US Constitution?

James Madison

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

How many electoral votes does Missouri have?

11

What is Popular Sovereignty?

The people's will, wil prevail

What is the Total number of members of US Senate?

100, 2 for each state.

What is the Total number of members in the US House of Reps?

435

What is Federalism?

A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central or rational government and several regional governments.

In what city was the Constitution and Declaration written?

Philadelphia

What is the Leadership position in the House of Representatives?

Speaker of the House

What is the Leadership position in the Senate?

Vice President

Who is the President of the US (the current president's name)?

Barak Obama

What is the current President's political party?

Democrat

Who is the Vice-President (the current Vice-President's name)?

Joe Biden

Who is the Speaker of the House (the current Speaker's name)?

John Bahner

Who is the Presidental Pro Tempore (the current Presidental Pro Tempore name)?

Daniel K. Inouye

Who is the Senate Majority Leader (the current Leader's name)?

Harry Reid

Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (the current Chief Justice's name)?

John G. Roberts

Who are the 2 Missouri Senators in the US Senate?

Claire McCaskell
Roy Blunt

Who Reprents the 5th District of MO in the US House of Preprestatives?

Emanuel Cleaver

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