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What was the name of the plan submitted by James Madison that proposed two houses of Congress based on the population?

The Virginia Plan

How many Amendments to the U.S. Constitution have there been?

27

Name the three unalienable rights included in the Declaration of Independence.

Life
Liberty
Pursuit of Happiness

The Declaration was written by whom?

Thomas Jefferson

Name the five freedoms listed by the First Amendment.

Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Press
Freedom to Assemble
Freedom to Petition

Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?

Patrick Henry

T or F -The Declaration of Independence came before the signing of the Constitution.

True

T or F -The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1787.

False

T of F - The Articles of Confederation could be considered our first Constitution.

True

T or F - The Boston Tea party was held by the British to greet new immigrants to the colonies.

False

T of F - The first 10 Amendments are called the Bill of Rights.

True

T or F - The original Constitution outlawed slavery.

False

T or F - Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson looked after the interests of the common man at the Constitutional Convention.

False

T or F - Benjamin Franklin was the President of the Constitutional Convention.

False

T or F - The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia in 1776.

False

T or F- The original 13 Colonies included Ohio.

False

T or F - The Constitution allows for laws to be made for subjects that did not even exist in 1787.

True

T or F - The Bill of Rights does not give a person the right to criticize a government official.

False

Enforces the laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Executive

Makes the country's laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Legislative

Interprets the laws and administers justice (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Judicial

Has two houses, (that's Congress!) (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Legislative

Is the court system of the country (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Judicial

Serve six year terms. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

Elected every two years. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

House

Meets in the Capitol Building. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Both

Has 435 members. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

House

Has 100 members. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

Has the Vice President as presiding officer. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

Must live in the state he or she represents.

Both

Approves or rejects treaties. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

Passes bills they hope will become laws. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Both

Members are appointed by the Supreme Court. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Neither

What cabinet member is in charge of the Farm Program?

Secretary of Agriculture

What cabinet member is in charge of the Secret Service?

Secretary of Homeland Security

What cabinet member is in charge of Foreign Affairs?

Secretary of State

What cabinet member is in charge of Settling a Strike?

Secretary of Labor

What cabinet member is in charge of Carrying Out a War?

Secretary of Defense

What cabinet member is in charge of Social Security?

Secretary of Human Services

What cabinet member is the Chief Legal Officer?

Attorney General

T or F - Congress gets a new number each time a president is elected

False

T or F - Both the president and Congress may veto a bill

False

T or F - The next presidential election will be in 2014

False

T or F - The last amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1992

True

T or F - Marbury v. Madison established the precedent for judicial review

True

T or F - The budget is the federal government's plan for rains and spending money for a year

False

T or F - To provide for prayer in public school, the Constitution must be amended

True

T or F - The 28th Amendment will be implemented in January of 2016

False

T or F - Congress has the power to raise, borrow, and manage government spending

True

T or F - To become president you must be a natural born citizen

True

T or F - United States senators are elected by the people of the entire state

True

T or F - One-third of the Senate is elected every two years

True

T or F - The Capital of the United States is Washington D.C.

True

T or F - George Washington was the first President of the United States

True

T or F - A United States senator may be reelected only once

False

T or F - There are an even-number of justices in the United States Supreme Court

False (there are 9!)

T or F - The House of Representatives does not get involved in impeachment cases

False

T or F - Under certain conditions, the House of Representatives selects the President of the United States

True

T or F - United States representatives receive larger salaries than United States senators

False

T or F - A three-fourths vote is necessary for Congress to pass a law over the president's veto

False

T or F - If a president does not act on a bill within 10 days it will become law if Congress is in session

True

T or F - The coining and printing of money are the responsibility of the Treasury Department

True

T or F - An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed

True

T or F - Only federal officers can have titles of nobility

False

T or F - Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country

True

T or F - Each state must treat the citizens of other states the same way it treats its own citizens

True

T or F - States can make treaties with foreign countries

False

T or F - Both the federal and state governments can establish a court system

True

T or F - The president can call both houses of Congress into special session

True

T or F - Federalism is the sharing of power by the federal government and the state governments

True

T or F - There are 10 Cabinet positions

False

T or F - The president picks his or her successor after their term is over

False

T or F - The United States Supreme Court Justices are appointed by Congress

False

T or F - The United States flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession

False

T or F - The president is the head of the legislative branch

False

T or F - There are 15 justices on the Supreme Court

False

T or F - The executive branch has no checks over the judicial branch

False

T or F - Richard Nixon was the only president ever to resign

True

If the president should die, who would become president?

The Vice President

The Constitution says that a prisoner cannor be detained without a trial and that right is covered under what?

Habeas Corpus

Which body has the power to raise, borrow, and coin money?

Congress

The part of the Constitution (in Article 1, Section 8) that gives Congress broad powers to write laws about situations that are new and unexpected (such as the Internet, space research, air travel, etc.) is called what?

The Elastic Clause

What vote really elects the President of the United States?

The Electoral College

Who is the national budget presented by?

The President

Who has veto power?

The President

What is the least number of representatives a state may have?

One

How many senators are there from each state?

Two

Which amendment limits the president's term?

Amendment 22

Which amendment deals with the voting rights of 18 years olds?

Amendment 26

After a bill has passed the two houses of Congress, where is it sent?

To the president

On what date does the president-elect assume the duties of office?

January 20th

What is the age minimum for the president?

35 years old

How many branches of government are there?

Three

How long is the president's term?

Four years

What do the stripes on the U.S. flag represent?

Original colonies

What do the stars on the U.S. flag represent?

States

How many terms may the president serve?

Two

Who in the president's cabinet is in charge of the natural resources of the nation?

Secretary of the Interior

How many women have been President of the U.S.?

None

Who is the Vice President of the United States?

Joe Biden

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