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Word for the length of time elected officials are elected for.
House of Representative and the Senate
What are the two "houses" of Congress?
Bicameral Legislature
Law making body with two chambers, or "houses".
Unicameral Legislature
Law making body with one chamber, or "house".
29
How many electoral votes does Florida currently have?
Legislative, executive and judicial
Name the three branches of the Federal government.
William Henry Harrison
Who was the first President of the United States to die in office?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Name the only President elected to more than two terms.
Executive Branch
Which branch of the Federal Government enforces the law?
John Adams
Name the first Vice President of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln
Name the first President of the United States who was assassinated.
Anno Domini
A.D. stands for?
Century
100 years is a?
Millennium
1000 years is a?
Richard Nixon
Who was the only President of the United States to resign from office?
Gerald Ford
Name the only President of the United States never elected President or Vice President.
The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years.
National elections are currently held on what day?
January 20, 2021
The next President of the United States will probably be inaugurated on what date?
435
How many members serve in the House of Representatives?
March 4
What was the original inauguration date for Presidents?
270
How many electoral votes does it take to win a majority in the Electoral College?
Speaker of the House
The highest ranking official in the House of Representatives
Paul Ryan
Current Speaker of the House
Mike Pence
Current Vice President of the United States
Senate Majority Leader
Highest ranking member of the Senate
Mitch McConnell
Current Senate Majority Leader
President pro tempore of the Senate
Third in line for the Presidency
Vice President of the United States
Official constitutionally responsible for presiding over the Senate
President pro tempore
Official responsible for presiding over the Senate in the absence of the Vice President
To break a tie
Only time the Vice President can vote in the Senate
27
How many congressional districts are in Florida
27
How many members of the House represent districts in Florida?
Vern Buchanan
Who is the congressman that represents BRMS in the House of Representatives?
Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson
Name Florida's two senators
Legislative
Which branch of the Federal government makes the laws.
Judicial
Which branch of the Federal government interprets the laws.
The Federal court system
What is the judicial branch of the Federal government?
Congress
What is the Legislative branch of the Federal government?
District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court
What are the three levels of the Federal court system from lowest to highest?
John Roberts
Who is the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
Executive
The President of the United States runs which branch of the Federal government?
President Donald Trump
Name the current Commander-in-Chief of the U.S, Armed Forces.
2
How many terms did George Washington serve as President of the United States?
1788 and 1792
Which Presidential elections did George Washington win (name the years).
22nd Amendment
Which Constitutional Amendment limits Presidents to no more than ten years in office?
1951
In what year was the 22nd Amendment ratified
10 years
Since 1951, the maximum number of years anyone may serve as President of the United States is
4
How many Presidential elections did Franklin Roosevelt win?
Grover Cleveland
Name the only President of the United States to serve two nonconsecutive terms.
20th Amendment
Which Constitutional amendment moved the inauguration date for the President to January 20th?
1933
In what year was the 20th Amendment ratified?
impeachment
The procedure for Congress firing a President or a Federal judge is known as
simple majority
What vote is required in the House of Representatives to pass articles of impeachment?
two-thirds
During impeachment proceedings, what vote is required in the Senate to convict?
two-thirds
What vote is required in Congress to submit proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution to the states for ratification?
three-fourths
What proportion of states must ratify a proposed amendment before it becomes part of the U.S. Constitution.
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are collectively known as the what?
49
How many states have bicameral legislatures?
Nebraska
Name the only state with a unicameral legislature.
19th Amendment
Which amendment granted women the right to vote nationwide?
1787
In what year was the current US Constitution written?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In what city was the current US Constitution written?
Rick Scott
Who is the current governor of Florida?
New York
What city was our nation's first capital under the Constitution of 1787?
Philadelphia
What city was our nation's second capital under the Constitution of 1787?
Washington D.C.
What city was our nation's third capital under the Constitution of 1787?