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Patrick Henry

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

Jefferson

Who wrote the Declaration?

False

True/False: The Declaration of Independence was signed after the U.S Constitution was written.

False

True/False: Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson looked after the interest of the common people at the convention.

True

True/False: The Bill of Rights applies to all levels of government.

True

True/False: The first 10 amendments make up the Bill of Rights.

True

The Constitution allows laws to be make for subjects that did not exist in 1787.

establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves & our prosperity, and a more perfect union

What are the six(6) goals in the preamble?

7 and 27

The Constitution has a preamble, ____ original articles, and ____ amendments.

25th

Which amendment established rules to fill vacancies in the Vice-Presidency?

The first 10

Which amendments are called the Bill of Rights?

22nd

Which amendment limits the number of presidential terms?

To make our countries laws

What is the major duty of the legislative branch?

Senate and House of Representatives

What two houses make up the legislative branch?

governed by the representatives selected by the people

What is the Representative government?

True

True/False: The President of the United States has the power to call Congress into special session

True

True/False: Congress meets in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C

100

How many senators are there?

The Vice President/Joe Biden

Who is the presiding officer of the Senate?

435

How many representatives are there?

True

True/False: Under certain conditions, the House selects the President of the United States.

True

True/False: Senators are elected from the state as a whole; representatives are elected from districts in the state.

False

True/False: The number of Congress chcanges every six(6) years

True

True/False: All revenue bills must start in the house.

False

True/False: Revenue bills start in the Senate.

False

True/False: A three-fourth vote is necessary for congress to over ride the president's veto.

True

True/False: After 10 days, a bill is passed by congress automatically becomes a law if the president does not act and congress is still in session.

Legislative

Makes the countries laws.

Executive

Enforces the countries laws

Legislative

Has two houses

True

True/False: An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed.

True

True/False: Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country

Supreme

What court is the final authority on the meaning of the Constitution?

True

True/False: The first amendment allows for the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

2

The president may serve how many terms?

states

What do the stars on the U.S. flag stand for?

27

How many amendments have been added to the constitution?

4

How many years is the president's term of office?

35

What is the age requirement to become president?

the president

After a bill has gone through both houses of congress successfully, it is sent to:

19th

Which amendment explains that the president may serve only two terms?

2

How many U.S. senators come from each state?

1

Each state receives at least ____ representative(s) in the U.S. House of Representatives?

the president of the united states

Who has veto power?

The vice president

The president of the Senate is:

education

Which of these rights is not an unalienable right from the Declaration of Independence?

Jefferson

The Deceleration of Independence was written largely by:

the President

The United Sates budget is presented by:

3

There are how many branches of government?

January 20th

The president takes the oath of office in:

freedom of employment

In our first amendment, which is NOT a "freedom?"

Electoral college

The vote of what group really decides who will be president?

elastic clause

What is described in Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution giving Congress broad powers to write laws about new situations?

Congress

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

legislative

Has two houses

Judicial

Is the court system of our country

Legislative

makes the laws

executive

enforces the laws

senate

has six year term

both senate and house

Meet in the capitol building

house of rep

elected every 2 years

senate

has the vice president as presiding officer

house of rep

has 435 members

senate

approves or rejects treaties

both house and senate

passes bills they hope will become laws

senate

has 100 members

attorney general

chief legal officer

secretary of human services

manages social security

secretary of defense

carries out a war plan

secretary of labor

setting a strike

secretary of state

foreign affairs

secretary of homeland security

secret service

true

True/False: The Virginia Plan proposed of two houses of congress based on population

true

True/False: A quorum in the house of rep. is a majority of its members plus one

true

True/False: Senators are elected by the vote of the people in their state

false

True/False: Congress gets a new number each time a president is elected

true

True/False: one-third of the senate is elected every two years

false

True/False: The largest U.S. state is Texas (in terms or population) receiving the most electoral votes

true

True/False: The Constitution allows for laws to be made on subjects that did not even exist in 1787

false

True/False: The 13 original colonies included Ohio

false

True/False: The constitution states that there can be no adjustments to legislative districts based on census

false

True/False: The latest election for president was held in 2010

true

True/False: Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death!"

true

True/False: Habeus Corpus gives a prisoner the right to a fair trial

false

True/False: Ben Franklin was president of the constitutional convention in 1787

true

True/False: The building in which the constitutional convention met is called independence hall

false

True/False: Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson were responsible for looking after the interests of the common man at the constitutional convention

false

True/False: Our original constitution outlawed slavery

true

True/False: The bill of rights are our first 10 amendments

false

True/False: The british held the boston tea party to make friends with the colonists

false

True/False: A U.S. senator may be re-elected only one more time

false

True/False: The house of rep. has nothing to do with impeachment of a president

true

True/False: Under certain conditions the house of rep. selects the president

false

True/False: a 3/4 vote is required for congress to pass a bill over the presidents veto

true

True/False:After 10 days, a bill passed by congress automatically becomes a law if the president doesn't act and congress is still in session

true

True/False: Supervising the coining and printing of money is the job of the treasury department

true

True/False: An ex post facto law is a law that makes something illegal after the act has been committed

false

True/False: Only federal officers may have titles of nobility

true

True/False: congress may not tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country

true

True/False: States must treat the citizens of other states the same way it treats its own citizens

false

True/False: states can make treaties with foreign countries

true

True/False: both federal and state governments can establish courts

true

True/False: The president can call both houses of congress into special session

true

True/False: the articles of confederation was really our first constitution

true

True/False: federalism is the sharing power by the federal government and the state government

false

True/False: there are 12 cabinet positions

false

True/False: the U.S. supreme court justices are appointed by congress

false

True/False: the judicial branch has no checks on the other branches

false

True/False: The U.S. flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession

true

True/False: The 26th amendment allows 18 year olds to vote in their federal and state elections

false

True/False: there are 15 justices in the supreme court

true

True/False: the declaration of independence came before the signing of the constitution

false

True/False: the United states senators receives a higher salary then U.S. representatives

false

True/False: The president of the senate is the secretary of state

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