RCHS Constitution Exam Prep
What was our nation's first Constitution?
Articles of Confederation
On what date was our nation's Constitution signed?
17 September 1787
Where did the Constitutional Convention meet?
Who was the presiding officer of the
Who is said to be the "Father of the Constitution"?
How many members are there in the United States House of Representatives?
How many seats does Illinois currently have in the US House of Representatives?
What is the term of office for the US House of Representatives?
What is the minimum number of Electoral Votes needed in order to become President?
How many members are there in the United States Senate?
What is the term of office for a US Senator?
What day does Congress begin its term?
What is the primary duty of the Legislative Branch?
How long must a candidate for President be a citizen of the United States?
Must be Natural Born
How do we determine the number of the electoral votes a state receives?
Number of seats in Congress
(House + Senate = Electoral Votes)
What is the term of office for a President?
What is the maximum number of years a person may serve as President of the US?
At noon on what date does the President take office?
How many electoral votes are there total?
Who takes over is something happens to the President...
In order to be a President of the United States, a candidate must be at least _____ years old.
35 years old
Who lives in the White House?
Which has a minimum age of 25 years old to be elected?
US House of Representatives
Which has a minimum age of 30 years old to be elected?
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
Has veto power over all legislation passed by Congress
Has the sole power to try impeachment cases?
Has a Speaker as the presiding officer
US House of Representatives
Primary function is to pass bills into laws
Has the sole power of impeachment
US House of Representatives
Most Presidential appointment are approved by the
Who is required to give the State of the Union address?
What is the primary duty of the Executive Branch?
Enforce or Execute the laws
How many members are there to the President's Cabinet?
Who is the Current President of the US
Donald J. Trump
Who are the US Senators for Illinois
Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth
Who is the current Vice President
Who is the Representative of Illinois' 15th District
Who is the current Speaker of the House
Who is the current President Pro-Tempore of the Senate
Who is the current US Secretary of State
Who was the first President to be impeached
Who was the last President to be impeached
William "Bill" Clinton
Who is the only President to resign is position
What do we call a proposed law
After a bill is introduced into one of the houses of Congress, the bill is sent to the
appropriate standing committee
Before a law can be sent to the President it must go through a
Conference Committee to work out differences
What is it called when a President holds a bill for 10 days w/o action and Congress is not in session?
An amendment to the Federal Constitution is ratified when _____ of the state legislatures approve.
Richland County is in what Congressional District?
Which is considered to be the Highest Court in the land?
US Supreme Court
Who appoints all Federal Court Judges?
How many justices are supposed to sit on the US Supreme Court?
(1 Chief and 8 associate)
Which Federal Courts act as regular trial courts?
US District Court
Who has the right to admit new states in to the Union?
The term of office for a Federal Court justice is
An amendment may be proposed when _____ of both houses of Congress deem it necessary.
Which amendment gives citizens the right to keep and bare arms?
What amendment outlawed slavery?
The President is limited to two terms or a maximum of 10 years by which amendment?
According to the ____ amendment, you do not have to testify against yourself in a court of law.
What amendment says a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice?
5th (Double Jeopardy)
What amendment guarantees the right to a trial by jury in all civil cases where the damages exceed $20?
Which of the amendments deals with Presidential succession?
This amendment guarantees the right to a peaceful assembly.
What amendment changed the dates by which congress and the President begin their terms of office?
Which amendment states that the accused has the right to be confronted by the witnesses against them?
What amendment outlawed the sale of liquor?
Which amendment made a tax based on a persons income legal?
Which amendment repealed prohibition?
What amendment gave women the right to vote?
Which amendment gave 18 years old the legal voting age?
(IL CONST) When did Illinois become a state?
3 December 1818
(IL CONST) What rank is Illinois in the union?
What are the three cities that have served as Illinois' state capitols
Kaskaskia, Vandalia, Springfield
What are the dates of Illinois's four state constitutions
1818, 1848, 1870, 1970
(IL CONST) Who was the first governor of Illinois?
(IL CONST) What do we call the Legislature in Illinois?
(IL CONST) What are the qualifications to be in the House and Senate in Illinois?
21 years old, 2 year resident of district, US citizen
(IL CONST) How many Legislative Districts are there in Illinois?
(IL CONST) What Legislative District do we live in?
(IL CONST) How many Representative Districts are there in Illinois?
(IL CONST) What Representative District do we live in?
(IL CONST) What is the term of office for a State Senator?
4 years (IL Con)
(IL CONST) What is the term of office for a State Representative?
2 years (IL Con)
(IL CONST) What type of vote is necessary to override the Governor's veto?
(IL CONST) How long does the General Assembly have to send a bill, once it has been passed, to the Governor?
(IL CONST) How many days does the Governor have to act on a bill sent to him by the General Assembly?
(IL CONST) What are the terms of office for members of the Executive Branch in Illinois?
(IL CONST) Who is the head of the Executive Branch?
(IL CONST) Who is second in command of the Executive Branch?
(IL CONST) What are the three levels of state courts?
Supreme, Appellate, Circuit
(IL CONST) What is the term of office for the Illinois State Supreme Court Justices?
(IL CONST) How many counties are there in Illinois?
(IL CONST) What are the qualifications to be a judge in Illinois?
Licensed attorney, resident of district, US Citizen
(IL CONST) How long do you need to be a resident of Illinois to vote in Illinois?
live in the state for 30 days prior to the election
(IL CONST) Where do you go to register to vote in Illinois?
County Court House or DMV
(IL CONST) What is the largest city in Illinois?
(IL CONST) What city is our county seat?
(IL CONST) What is the official state animal?
White tail deer
(IL CONST) What is the official state flower?
(IL CONST) What is the official state fish?
(IL CONST) What is the official state tree?
(IL CONST) What is the official state insect?
Who is Illinois' current governor
Who is Illinois' current Lt Governor
Who is Illinois' current Attorney General
Who is Illinois' current Secretary of State
Who is Illinois' current Comptroller
Who is Illinois' current Treasurer
Who is our current state Representative (109th District)
Who is our current state Senator (55th District)
The starred part of the flag is known as the
A flag should only be flown at night if it has...
Its own light source
The flag should be in the ______ of a procession and centered.
Allows for the expansion of the Constitution without changing its language
The drawing of district boundaries for political advantage.
Declares that government can't take actions that create an official religion
Allows the Supreme Court to review lower court cases.
Refers to a two house legislature
The minimum number of members needed to conduct business
Government must follow guidelines to protect individual rights.
You cannot be tried twice for the same crime
Actually changes the language of the constitution.
The people of a particular geographic area represented by a law making body
The General Election is held on...
The first Tuesday following the first Monday in November during even numbered years.
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