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Politics of the United States
Illinois Constitution Test
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In what year did Illinois become a state?
Which amendment of the U.S. Constitution makes it necessary for States to have constitutions?
How many constitutions has Illinois had?
In what year was the current constitution adopted?
Who was the first governor of Illinois?
How many state capitals has Illinois had?
Which town served as the first capital of Illinois?
What is the current capital of Illinois?
What is the short introduction to the Illinois Constitution called?
Which article of the Illinois Constitution established the Legislative Branch?
What is the primary job of the legislative branch?
To make the law.
In which article of the Illinois Constitution is the bill of rights located?
What do we call the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate?
The General Assembly.
What is the minimum age requirement to be an Illinois Representative?
21 years old.
How many years must you live in a representative district to be an Illinois Representative?
Who is the representative in the 106th Representative District?
How many representatives are there in the Illinois House of Representatives?
How long is an Illinois Representative's term?
What is the term limit for a member of the Illinois House of Representatives?
There is none.
What special duty does the Illinois House of Representatives have?
The sole power to impeach.
What is the minimum age requirement to be an Illinois Senator?
21 years old.
How many years must you live in a district to become an Illinois Senator?
How many Legislative Districts are there in Illinois?
Which Legislative District of Illinois is Fieldcrest High School located in?
How many Senators are there in the Illinois Senate?
How long is an Illinois Senator's term?
two 4 year terms and one 2 year term (4,4,2).
Who is one of the Illinois Senators from the Fieldcrest School District?
Jason Barickman (53rd District).
Chuck Weaver (37th District).
Which body of the General Assembly serves as the jury in impeachment trials?
How is the Speaker of the House in the Illinois House of Representatives chosen?
Chosen by the other representatives (Current Speaker of the House: Michael Madigan, Democrat).
What vote is needed in the General Assembly to override the governor's veto?
Who is the President of the Illinois Senate?
John Cullerton, Democrat.
Which article of the Illinois Constitution established the Executive Branch?
According to the Illinois Constitution, how old must you be to become governor?
25 years old.
According to the Illinois Constitution, how many years must you live in the state in order to become Governor?
What is the primary job of the Executive Branch?
To execute the law.
When a Governor can no longer fulfill his duties (due to disability, death, etc), what is the order of succession to fill his/her role?
1). Lieutenant Governor.
2). Attorney General.
3). Secretary of State.
What are the three types of veto the Governor can use?
1). Regular veto: reject a bill and send it back to the General Assembly.
2). Item Veto: reject part of a bill (remaining part becomes law if signed).
3). Amendatory Veto: request to change part of a bill.
What is a term length for the Governor?
How many terms can the Governor serve?
An unlimited amount.
What are 5 duties of the Governor?
1). Appoints members of the State government.
2). Grants pardons, reprieves, and commutations (temporary release from prison).
3). Deliver an address to the General Assembly about the condition of the State.
4). Commander-in-chief of the State militia.
5). Call special sessions of the General Assembly.
Who is the Governor of Illinois?
Bruce Rauner, Republican.
What are the responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor, and who is in this position?
To establish spending priorities, preside over debate and oversee movement of legislation, and is 1st in line to the office of Governor (Evenlyn Sanguinetti, Republican).
What are the responsibilities of the Attorney General, and who is in this position?
To protect the public interest of state and people, ensure state laws are followed and respected, is the chief legal officer of the state, and give legal advice to the Governor and legislative branch (Lisa Madigan, Democrat).
What are the responsibilities of the Secretary of State, and who is in this position?
To maintain drivers' records, issue licenses and plates, maintain vehicle records, keep the Great Seal of Illinois, and is in charge of the library system (Jesse White, Democrat).
What are the responsibilities of the Comptroller, and who is in this position?
To oversee daily accounting and to make sure all bills are submitted and valid. Is the chief fiscal control officer and is responsible for safekeeping monies and security deposits for the State (Susana Mendoza; Treasurer: Michael Frerichs, Democrat).
Which article in the Illinois Constitution established the Illinois Supreme Court?
What is the primary job of the Illinois Judicial Branch?
To interpret the law.
What are the three types of courts in the Illinois Judicial Branch?
1). Circuit Courts: general trial courts.
2). Appellate Courts: hear cases on appeal from the circuit courts.
3). Supreme Court: final court of appeal on all other state matters.
What is the term length for an Illinois Supreme Court Justice?
What is the term length for an Illinois Circuit Court Justice?
How are Illinois Supreme Court Justices elected?
Elected by the people.
How many Illinois Supreme Court Justices are there?
In which case does the Illinois Supreme Court have original jurisdiction?
2). Mandamus (commanding an inferior court to do something specific).
3). Habeas Corpus (protection against illegal imprisonment)
What majority vote is needed from voters in order for a judge to retain (keep) their position?
What are the qualifications needed in order to become a judge in the Illinois state courts?
1). Must be a licensed attorney.
2). Must be a resident of the District.
3). Must be a U.S. Citizen.
What are the two methods of amending the Illinois Constitution?
1). If 3/5 of the members of the General Assembly approve, there can be a call for a constitutional convention.
2). If 3/5 of the General Assembly approve, amendments can be proposed by the General Assembly. These are then submitted to the voters at the next election.
Every 20 years, what do Illinois voters decide? When did this last vote occur?
They decide on whether or not they want to hold a constitutional convention. The last vote on whether or not to have a constitutional convention occurred in 2008.
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