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Government 3 Branches of Government
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True or False: A person must be at least 25 years of age to be in the House of Representatives.
True or False: A filibuster is a technique used only by the Senate to talk a bill to death.
True or False: The Senate is made up of equal representatives from each state.
True or False: The modern role of the court which involves ruling from precedents in order to aid in policy making is called judicial activism.
True or False: Thomas Jefferson felt that a government system where the courts could declare laws unconstitutional would be despotic.
True or False: Judicial Restraint is the historic role of the court which applies strict constitutional principles from the framework of the founders' original intent.
True or False: A veto is when the president tries to prevent a bill he has been sent from becoming a law by declaring it dead.
True or False: Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson are the only two presidents to have been impeached.
True or False: The number of each state's electoral votes equals its number of Congressmen.
A _________________ committee has members from both houses and serves as an advisory board.
In the Senate the _______________ leader is the most powerful unofficial position.
A _________________ committee has members of both houses, is temporary and works out a compromise agreement on a bill that has emerged from both houses in different forms.
In the House the __________________ is the most powerful leadership position.
The _____________ president of the United States serves as the president of the Senate.
In which court does the Constitution vest judicial power?
A ____________ committee is a permanent committee and is the most powerful of all committees.
The leadership in Congress is determined by the ____________ party.
_________________ is the term for the redrawing of district lines to benefit one political party at the expense of another.
There are ______________ representatives in the house.
A census must be taken every ________ years.
The basis of most of the implied powers of Congress is the _____________ clause.
Necessary and proper
The District of Columbia was given three electoral votes in the ____________ amendment.
Revenue bills start in the ________.
The _____________ Act of 1789 established the system of federal courts.
The primary power of Congress is the make the _________.
___________ primaries were a way of giving the people a stronger voice in choosing the parties' candidates to run for the presidency.
The main duty of the president is to enforce the _______.
The _____________ amendment keeps the president in office for one two terms.
The president has __________ cabinet departments.
The Supreme Court case _____________ vs. ______________ ruled segregation was illegal in schools.
Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
The Supreme Court case __________ vs. _____________ ruled that it is illegal for states to take federal agencies.
McCulloch vs. Maryland
The Supreme Court case _______________ vs. _____________ gave the Court the right of judicial review.
Marburg vs. Madison
How long do Supreme justices hold their jobs?
Today, here are ___________ justices on the Supreme Court.
Its power were especially limited by design.
Provides for army and navy.
Power to pardon.
Power to declare war.
Power to declare laws unconstitutional.
Enforces the laws, (administers justice).
Power of impeachment.
Sets policy, chief administrator.
Makes the laws.
Interprets the laws.
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