LSN HSA Review Exam
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What are the two parts of the federal legislative branch?
House of representatives and Senate
Which part of Congress is based on a state's population?
House of Representatives
What is a bicameral legislature?
One that is divided into two different branches.
Who is responsible for confirming all presidential appointments?
What two federal officials are responsible for making laws?
US Senators and Representatives
What part of government has the most control over defense spending?
In 1964 the Supreme Court ruled that congressional districts that were unequal in population size were unconstitutional. What was a result of that decision?
Districts were made similar in population size
When does the House of Representatives elect the president?
When no candidate gets a majority of the electoral votes
The process by which a judge can be removed from office is
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 attempted to correct past discrimination. What action helped further this goal?
Creating districts that that increased opportunity for minority representation
A person's request for a permit to open a florist shop in her basement was denied because the only access to the entrance was a flight of stairs. Which act of Congress would be the basis for that denial?
Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
What may the Maryland General Assembly doe to a Governor's veto it disagrees with?
The Speaker of the House and President of the Senate are members of which branch of government?
Defeating a bill in the Senate by talking until a majority agrees to abandon the bill is called a
The part of the Maryland Government most like the US Congress
The part of the Maryland government most like the US House of Representatives
House of Delegates
What are the three requirements to become a member of the House of Representatives?
25 years old, US citizen for 7 years, a resident of your district
Powers specifically delegated to the Congress by the Constitution are known as what kind of powers?
What part of the Maryland government has the power to veto laws?
The best way to limit the number of terms a member of Congress serves
Vote them out
Who must vote to break a tie in the US Senate?
President of the Senate
What part of the Maryland government has the power to interpret laws?
Court of Appeals
Who may introduce a bill in Congress?
Any member of Congress
In which house of Congress must all revenue bills begin?
House of Representatives
The primary responsibility of any legislative branch is to
Who id the presiding officer of the US Senate?
A bill in Congress must be passed by
A majority vote in both houses
A restaurant would be violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if it refused service to someone who was
Why does Congress pass civil rights legislation?
To promote equity
Who is most responsible for raising money for a political campaign?
What groups support political parties through campaign contributions?
Political Action Committees
Why do people join "third parties?"
The other parties do not represent their views
Why is the mass media referred to as the fourth branch of government?
They influence public opinion
"The purse and the sword must not be in the same hand" This quote represents which principle of government?
Separation of powers
Opponents to the Constitution wanted this added to it
Bill of Rights
Why is the Constitution considered a "living document?"
Because it can be changed when needed
Both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution say that government gets its power from whom?
A government in which each state is more powerful than the central government
Which government gives its people the greatest amount of political influence?
In which government do states and cities have the least power?
In which form of government would leaders have absolute power?
In which form of government do states and the central government share power?
In which form of government is speech usually censored and controlled by the government?
Passing a bill by more than have the people in the Congress is an example of
When a country does not have all the resources it needs
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