Terms in this set (44)
What was the only branch under the articles of confederation?
Which plan proposed the number of representatives based on a state's population?
The Virginia Plan
The year of the Constitutional Convention
The three branches of the US government
Legislative, Judicial, Executive
The document that is the basis for how our government runs
Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments that protect an individual's rights
Role of executive branch
Role of legislative branch
Role of judicial branch
Which branch decides how the government spends money?
Which branch can declare a law unconstitutional?
Which branch is elected by voters only from their home state?
Which branch is elected by the Electoral College?
Which branch has a lifetime term?
Which branch can impeach (bring charges)?
Which branch can declare war?
Which branch is led by the President?
Which branch appoints new Supreme Court Justices?
Presidential action not allowing a law passed by Congress
The House and Senate together
What vote is needed to override a veto?
A rule that is going through the process of becoming a law. Must be passed by Congress and signed by the President
A change to the Constitution voted on by the people
How many Senators serve from each state?
How many Representatives serve from each state?
Depends on the population
How many amendments have been added to the Constitution?
Three qualifications for becoming President?
Born in US, 35 years old, lived in US for at least 14 years
Term of a Senator
Term of a Representative
Term of the President
Vice President of the United States
Speaker of the House
Tammy Baldwin, Ron Johnson
Governor of Wisconsin
Representative for 2nd WI Congressional District
Government power is divided between the federal government and the state's governments.
People's power is expressed through their elected representatives.
The power of government lies in the people's hands.
The law applies to all citizens equally.
The personal liberties and privileges laid out by the Bill of Rights.
Checks and Balances
System to make sure one branch doesn't have too much power
Separation of Powers
The government is divided into 3 separate branches.
1st Amendment Rights
Press, Speech, Religion, Assembly, Petition
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