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add the number of senators (2) to the Number of representatives (based on population)
How do you determine the number of electoral votes a state has?
It is equal from the beginning
When a new state becomes a state is it equal to all other states or does it have to wait a period of time?
A bill can start in either the House or the Senate but all revenue or tax bills must start in the House
Where can a bill start?
the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November every four years
When are Presidential elections held?
Marbury v. Madison
What court case established the right of the Supreme Court to judge if a law is constitutional or not?
For a bill to be sent to the President and become law does it have to pass the House and the Senate in the same form?
the judge must throw out the state law
If two laws conflict one state and one federal what must a judge do?
three, because every state has two Senators and at least one Representative
What is the minimum number of electoral votes a state can have?
How many votes does a bill need in both the House and Senate to become a law if the President vetoes it?
the idea that each branch of government can check the power of the other branches
What is Checks and Balances?
30 years old, citizen for 9 years, live in the state you represent
What are the qualifications to become a U.S. Senator?
powers are divided between and given to different branches of government so one does not get too strong
What is Separation of Powers?
35 years old, born in the U.S., and lived here for 14 years
What are the qualifications to be President?
this is the clause that allows Congress to pass additional laws to carry out its expressed powers, it has often been used to stretch the power of Congress
What is the Elastic Clause?
25 years old, citizen for 7 years, and live in the state and district you represent
What are the qualifications to be a Representative in the House?
In order to amend the Constitution what margin of state legislature or state conventions must vote for it?
The President of the Senate which is the Vice-President
When there is a tie vote in the Senate who gets to vote to break the tie but is not allowed to vote at any other time?
the 6th amendment
If you are accused of a crime which amendment assures you of a speedy public trial?
A solemn promise is also known as a what? (hint government officials take these before taking office)
it protects our freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition
What does the first amendment protect?
the first ten amendments to the Constitution that protect our rights as citizens of the U.S.
What is the Bill of Rights?
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