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Politics of the United States
U.S. Constitution Scavenger Hunt Test
Terms in this set (28)
Questions about interpreting the Constitution are decided by which branch of government?
Judicial branch is responsible for interpreting the Constitution and making decisions on their behalf. (Article 3)
Under the U. S. Constitution, Americans are free to disagree with and criticize government officials. Which amendment guarantees this right?
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech. (1st Amendment)
According to the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution, where does government get its power?
Government gets its power from the people and the consent of the governed. (No Article)
Under the United States Constitution, who becomes President of the United States if the President should die? What if the Vice President should die?
If the President should die, the Vice President would become President. If the President and
Vice President should die, the Speaker of the House of Representatives would become President. (Congregational Act)
Who serves as President of the United States Senate?
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate. (Article 1, Section 3)
The colonists did not want the governm ent to have the ability to search people 's homes whenever they wanted and for any reason. What amendment to the U. S. Constitution addressed this concern and what does the government need before it can search your home?
The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The government needs a search warrant in most cases to search your home. (22 Amendment)
What amendment to the Unite d States Constitution lim ited the term s of office for the President? How many times can a person be elected to the office of the President?
A person can only be elected twice to the office of the Presidency. (Amendment 22)
What branch of government is constitutionally responsible for establishing the lower courts?
The legislative branch/Congress. (Article 3, section 1)
How long is a US Representative's term of office?
Two years. (Article 1)
How long is a US Senator's term of office?
Six year term. (Article 1)
In the Declaration of Independence, the colonists complained that the King imposed taxes without their consent/approval. In the United States Constitution which branch of government has the power to "lay and collect taxes"?
Collecting taxes. (Article 1)
The Declaration of Independence listed a se ries of complaints about how the King controlled the courts. One complaint was that judges had to please the King in order to keep their jobs and be paid. How did the U. S. Constitution address this complaint?
You are going to keep your job and same pay rate. (Article 3)
Both due process of law and equal protection of the law are addressed together in which amendment to the US Constitution?
14th amendment. (No article)
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution included five rights. What are the five rights in the First Amendment?
Freedom of religion, speech, petition, press, and assemble. (No article)
What document did the colonists issue in 1776 when they felt their rights as Englishmen had been violated?
Declaration of Independence. (No article)
The King interfered with justice by not allowing the colonies to establish their own courts or denying certain powers to their courts. What article in the U. S. Constitution established the judicial branch?
Article 3 (Article 3)
In the Declaration of Independence, the King was cited for not protecting the coloniesandevenwagingwaragainstthem. AccordingtotheU.S.Constitution, which branch of government has the power to declare war?
Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. (Article 1)
Articles I, II, and III of the U. S. Constitution divide the power of the federal government into three branches. What are the three branches of government and which article established each branch? What is the term which describes this division of power?
Check and balances. (Article 1)
How many amendments have there been to the US Constitution?
27th Amendment. (No article)
The Declaration of Independence cited the King was cutting off trade between the American colonies and all parts of the world. What branch of government is given constitutional responsibility for the regulation of trade under the U.S. Constitution?
Legislative branch. (Article 1)
Which branch of government/government official serves as commander in chief of the military?
The president/executive branch. (Article 2)
What rights does the sixth amendment guarantee accused criminals during their trials?
The right to partial witness and to have an attorney, etc. (6th Amendment)
The US Constitution is recognized as the highest Law of the land. The judicial branch has the power to overrule state laws that violate the Constitution. This power is based on the Supremacy Clause. Where is the Supremacy Clause found in the Constitution?
The supremacy clause is part of article 6. (15th and 16th Amendment)
What concept provided in Amendments Five and Fourteen guarantees that the government will treat you fairly and use fair and reasonable written rules and procedures before your life, liberty or property are taken?
Due process. (No article)
The King did not allow colonists to have tr ials by jury in some cases. In the U. S. Constitution, where is the right to trial by jury found?
Article 3, session 2 is were it could be found. (Amendment 5th, 6th, and 7th)
Voting rights have been extended constitutionally to various groups throughout the history of our country. What was the most recent group to receive the right to vote and what amendment secured this right?
The age of 18 to vote, was added in the 26th amendment. (19th Amendment)
What are the main parts of the Declaration of Independence?
A statement of beliefs about government, A list of grievances against King George III, and a declaration of War. (No Article)
What was the name of the first "Constitution?"
The articles of confederation was the name of the first "Constitution." (No Article)
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