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Mr. Murphy's Constitution Study Guide
number of women at the Constitutional Convention?
number of African-Americans at the Constitutional Convention?
number of Native-Americans at the Constitutional Convention?
what city was the Constitutional Convention held in?
what year was the Constitution written?
who is known as the Father of the Constitution?
what is the first sentence in the Constitution called?
where are the goals and objectives of the Constitution written?
what amendment says that we have freedom of speech?
what amendment says that we have freedom of religion?
what amendment says that we have the right to assemble?
what amendment says that we have freedom of the press?
what amendment says that we have the right to petition the government?
what amendment says we have the right to bear arms and own a gun?
what amendment says that police need probable cause to arrest you?
how many amendments have been added to the Constitution?
Bill of Rights
the first 10 amendments of the Constitution are known as...?
35 years old
minimum age to become president?
30 years old
minimum age to become a Senator?
25 years old
minimum age to become a House of Representatives member?
no age requirement
minimum age to become a judge or Supreme Court member?
which amendment says that police need a search warrant to search you or your property?
which amendment says that you do not have to testify against yourself in a court of law?
which amendment says that you cannot be tried for the same crime twice or double jeopardy?
which amendment says that you have the right to a lawyer or counsel?
which amendment says that you have the right to a speedy trial?
which amendment says that you have the right to know the charges against you?
which amendment says that you have the right to have a trial seen by a jury of your peers?
what amendment allows you the right to sue someone in court?
which amendment gives you the right to sue someone and have it heard by a jury?
which amendment allows you the right to bail yourself out of jail?
which amendment says there is no excessive fines or bails?
which amendment says there is no cruel or unusual punishment?
which amendment says that we have rights than it says in the Constitution?
which amendment says that states have rights too?
which article talks about the Legislative Branch?
which article talks about the Executive Branch?
which article talks about the Judicial Branch?
which article talks about how to amend the Constitution?
which article says that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land?
Articles of Confederation
what was the first constitution of the United States?
under the Articles of Confederation, which government had more power, state or federal government?
what meeting was held to improve the Articles of Confederation?
where can you see the Constitution today?
what must males at the age of 18 years old register for?
the sharing of power between the federal and state governments is an example of?
both the state and federal government being able to tax its citizens is an example of?
Articles of Confederation
the Constitution was created because of the weakness of what "document"?
three fifths compromise
an agreement reached that counted a state's slave population for representation in the government?
the term of a President?
the term of a House of Representatives member?
the term of a Senator?
the term of a judge or Supreme Court Justice?
how many justices serve on the Supreme Court?
the maximum number of terms a president can serve?
together, what is the Senate and House of Representatives called?
the president of the Senate?
Speaker of the House
leader of the House of Representatives?
leader of the Supreme Court?
how many Senators are there?
how many members are there is the House of Representatives?
how many members are there in the Legislative Branch?
what means two houses?
True/False - you can say anything you want under freedom of speech?
True/False - the President must be born in the United States?
an agreement reached between the New Jersey and Virginia plan?
True/False - if you are born outside of the United States, there is no way you can become a citizen of the U.S.?
True/False - citizens of the United Sates have to follow the laws of the U.S.?
True/False - if you are born outside the U.S. to a parent who is a U.S. citizen, you are not a U.S. citizen?
True/False - you can damage a church by painting the devil sign and you will be protected by the First Amendment?
separation of power
this explains why we have three branches of government?
checks and balances
this makes sure no one branch of government becomes too powerful?
House of Representatives
who can impeach the President?
who tries the President during an impeachment?
who presides over an impeachment trial of the President?
True/False - a president, once elected, cannot be removed from office?
oath of office
after a president is elected, he must first take this before he can serve as President?
Bill of Rights
what was added to the Constitution to protect the rights of the citizens of the U.S.?
which branch writes the laws?
which branch is in charge of interpreting the laws?
which branch enforces the laws?
who is the commander of chief of the military?
who can veto a law?
if a President vetoes a law, what can Congress do?
who appoints Supreme Court Justices?
who approves of Supreme Court Justices?
who can declare a law unconstitutional?
there are 15 divisions under the President that advises him, what are they called?
who can introduce a bill to become a law?
if a bill is appoved by Congress, where does the bill go next?
what allows the Constitution to remain flexible?
if the President dies in office, who becomes the President?
True/False - all citizens of the U.S. have to vote?
a person who immigrates to the U.S. can become this kind of citizen?
what is the oldest and longest lasting constitution in the world?
2 Senators + state's House of Representatives members =?
Speaker of the House
if the President and Vice President die, who becomes president?
the highest court in the U.S.?