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Who is the U.S. Representative for our area? In what Congressional district is Potomac?
John Shimkus, 15th Congressional district
This plan, submitted by James Madison, proposed two house of Congress based upon population.
the Virginia Plan
Who is the president's offical in charge of the natural resources of the nation?
Secretary of the Interior
What are the unalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
The part of the Constitution (in Article 1, Section 8) that gives Congress broad pwoers to write laws about situations that are new and unexpected (such as the Internet, space research, air travel) is called the
The Constitution syas that a prisoner cannot be detained without a trial, and that right is covered by
The executive branch has no checks over the judicial branch.
False (The executive branch appoints federal judges.)
The United States Supreme Court Justices are appointed by Congress.
False (They are approved by the Senate, but they are appointed by the President.)
Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country.
If a president does not act on a bill within 10 days, it will become law if Congress is in session.
True (If Congess ADJOURNS session before the 10 day period, it is vetoed and is knows as a "pocket veto.")
A three-fourths vote is necessary for Congress to pass a law over the president's veto.
False (2/3 vote)
United States representatives receive larger salaries than United States senators.
False (Same salary)
Under certain conditions, the House of Representatives sselectes the President of the United States.
Ptrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson looked after the interests of the common man at the Constitutional Convention.
False (Patrick Henry "smelt a rat" and refused to attend. Jefferson was in Europe.)
The Constitution allows for laws to be made for subjects that did not even exist in 1787.
True (the elastic clause)
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