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Who is the U.S. Representative for our area? In what Congressional district is Potomac?
John Shimkus, 15th Congressional district
Who are the two senators from Illinois?
Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk
Who is the Secretary of State?
John Kerry
Who is the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
John Roberts
Who is the President of the United States?
Barack Obama
Who is the Vice President of the United States?
Joseph Biden
This plan, submitted by James Madison, proposed two house of Congress based upon population.
the Virginia Plan
How many woment have been President of the United States?
Zero (currently)
Who is the president's offical in charge of the natural resources of the nation?
Secretary of the Interior
How many terms may the president serve?
Two
What do the stars on the U.S. flag represent?
50 states
What do the stripes on the U.S. flag represent?
13 original colonies
How many amendments have been made to the United States Constitution?
27
How long is the president's term?
Four years
How many branches of government are there?
Three
What is the minimum age for the president?
35 years old
When does president-elect assume the duties of the office of President?
January 20th
After a bill has passed the two houses of Congress, it is sent to the
President
Which amendment deals with the voting rights of 18 year olds?
26th Amendment
Which amendment limits the president's term?
22nd Amendment
How many senators are from each state?
Two
What is the least number of representatives a state may have?
One
Who has veto power?
President
What are the first amendment rights?
Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition
What are the unalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
The Declaration of Independence was written by
Thomas Jefferson
The national budget is presented by the
President
What vote really elects the President of the United States?
Electoral College
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
elastic clause
Which body has the power to raise, borrow, and coin money?
Congress
The Constitution syas that a prisoner cannot be detained without a trial, and that right is covered by
Habeas Corpus
If the President should leave office during the term, who would become President?
Vice President
Which branch?--Has two houses
Legislative
Which branch?--Is the court system of the country
Judicial
Which branch?--Interprets the laws and administers justice
Judicial
Which branch?--Enforces the laws
Executive
Which branch?--Makes the country's laws
Legislative
Senate/House--Must live in the state he or she represents
Both Senate and House of Representatives
Senate/House--Has a six-year term
Senate
Senate/House--Meets in Capitol Building
Both Senate and House
Senate/House--Elected every two years
House of Representatives
Senate/House--Has the Vice President as presiding officer
Senate
Senate/House--Has 435 members
House of Representatives
Senate/House--Approves or rejects treaties
Senate
Senate/House--Passes bills they hope will become laws
Both the Senate and House
Senate/House--Has 100 members
Senate
Senate/House--Members are appointed by the Supreme Court.
Neither the Senate nor the House
Cabinet position responsible for being...the Chief legal officer
Attorney General
Cabinet position responsible for...Social Security
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Cabinet position responsible for...Carrying out a war
Secretary of Defense
Cabinet position responsible for...Settling a strike
Secretary of Labor
Cabinet position responsible for...Foreign Affairs
Secretary of State
Cabinet position responsible for...Secret Service
Secretary of Homeland Security
Cabinet position responsible for...Farm programs
Secretary of Agriculture
Richard Nixon was the only president ever to resign.
TRUE
The Declaration of Independence was written before the Constitution.
TRUE
The executive branch has no checks over the judicial branch.
False (The executive branch appoints federal judges.)
The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1787.
False (1776)
There are 15 justices on the Supreme Court.
False (There are 9.)
The United States flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession.
FALSE
The United States Supreme Court Justices are appointed by Congress.
False (They are approved by the Senate, but they are appointed by the President.)
The president picks his or her successor after their term is over.
FALSE
There are 10 Cabinet positions.
False (There are 15.)
Federalism is hte sharing of power by the federal government and the sate governments.
TRUE
The president can call both houses of Congress into special session.
TRUE
Bot the federal and state governments can establish a court system.
TRUE
States can make treaties with foreign countries.
FALSE
Each state must treat the citizes of other states the same way it treats its own citizens.
TRUE
Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country.
TRUE
Only federal officers can have titles of nobility.
FALSE
An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed.
TRUE
The coining and printing of money are the responsibility of the Treasury Department.
TRUE
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.
TRUE
The House of Representatives does not get involved in impeachment cases.
FALSE
There are an even number of justices in the Unted States Supreme Court.
False (There are 9.)
A United States senator may be reelected only once.
False (unlimited number of terms)
The Boston Tea Party was held by the British to greet new immigrants to the colonies.
FALSE
The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights.
TRUE
The original Constitution outlawed slavery.
FALSE
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.)
Benjamin Franklin was the President of the Constitutional Convention.
False (George Washington)
The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia in 1776.
False (1787)
George Washington was the first President of the United States.
TRUE
Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death."
TRUE
The capital of the United States is Washington, D.C.
TRUE
The original 13 colonies included Ohio.
FALSE
The Constitution allows for laws to be made for subjects that did not even exist in 1787.
True (the elastic clause)
One-third of the Senate is elected every two years.
TRUE
United States senators are elected by the people of the entire state.
TRUE
To become president, you must be a natural born citizen.
TRUE
Congress has the power to raise, borrow, and manage government spending.
TRUE
The 28th amendment will be implemented in January of 2016.
False (There are only 27 amendments.)
To provide for prayer in public schools, the Constitution must be amended.
TRUE
The budget is the federal government's plan for raising and spending money for a year.
TRUE
Marbury vs. Madison established the process for judicial review.
TRUE
The last amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1992.
TRUE
The next presidential election will be 2018.
False (It will be 2016.)
The Bill of Rights does not give a person the right to criticize a government official.
FALSE
Both the president and Congress may veto a bill.
FALSE
Congress gets a new number each time a president is elected.
FALSE
The Articles of Confederation could be considered our first Constitution.
TRUE