Two houses of Congress?
House of Representatives, Senate
Three branches of government?
Legislative, Executive, Judicial
Each state has how many senators?
Amount of senates
Amount of representatives
Term of a senator?
Requirements to become a senator?
At least 30 years old, U.S. citizen for at least 9 years, lives in state representing
Requirements to become a representative?
At least 25 years old, U.S. citizen for at least 7 years, lives in state representing
Title of the senate presiding officer?
Senate does what in the impeachment process?
Act as the judge
the amount of people needed to conduct business
Amount of people that need to be present in order for a meeting to start? (senate)
Specifically stated powers in the Constitution
Generally stated powers in the Constitution
Non-listed powers in the Constitution
Before a law becomes a law, it is called?
If a bill is approved by the House of Representatives, where does it go?
If a bill is approved by both houses, where does it go?
When the president disapproves the bill, it is called?
Money bills can only be introduced in which house?
House of Representatives
If a veto is not overridden, then?
The bill dies
If the president vetoes the bill, what must happen for it to become a law?
It goes to the originating house and starts the bill approval process again
Who pays the senate's salary?
Who is the current Speaker of the House?
Who is the current President pro tempore?
First president impeached?
The Constitution was approved when?
September 17, 1787
The Constitution was rectified when?
June 21, 1788
The main purpose of Legislative Branch is?
Main purpose of Executive Branch is?
What is habeas corpus?
The right of people to appear at court no matter what
ex post facto laws
Punishes people for a crime that was not a crime when they did it
Three main limitations on Congress are?
No suspension of habeas corpus, no bill of attainer, no ex post facto laws
What are some limitations on states?
Cannot make treaties with other countries, cannot make their own money
Powers given to the national government
Powers shared between the national and state government
Powers reserved for the states
Main purpose of Judicial Branch is?
President's 5 categories of powers?
Commander in chief, chief executive, chief of state, chief legislator, chief of party
Who's the current head of the Senate?
Job of the electoral college?
To elect the president formally
Why was there an electoral college?
To vote for a president properly, in the old days people were uneducated about politics
Who chooses the President in case of a tie?
House of Representatives
Requirements to run for president?
At least 35 years old, natural born U.S. citizen, resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years
When is the president elected?
First Tuesday after first Monday in November
When is the president sworn in?
What is the responsibility of the President in the military?
Makes all decisions related to the army, navy, marine, and appoint the National Guard
What is the President's responsibility to the business aspect of the United States?
Make sure all staff are working properly
What is the President's responsibility to foreign nations?
Represents the U.S., greets foreign leaders, makes treaties (with approval from Senate)
What is the President's responsibility to approve, disapprove, and suggest laws?
Veto laws, suggest approval of laws
What is the President's responsibility to his/her political party?
Represents the party and makes party wide decisions