Terms in this set (68)
creates the laws
enforces the laws
interprets the laws
regulations that the government officials must follow
a plan of action designed to achieve a certain goal
formal agreement with other countries
agreements with other countries
plans for dealing with national problems
plans for guiding our nation's relationships with other countries
a company that is owned by the government and operates with the same independence of a private business, except that the owner is the government.
What article in the Constitution is about the Legislative Branch?
What article in the Constitution is about the Executive Branch?
What are in the Constitution is about the Judicial Branch?
How did Jefferson, Truman, and Nixon test presidential power?
Jefferson: bought the Louisiana Purchase
Truman: closed steel mills
Nixon: refused to release tapes on the Watergate Scandal
elected by president(checked by congress) and secretary of departments
Civil Service System
a test for before a person US government officials, whoever gets the highest score gets the job
How A Bill Becomes A Law (general steps)
2. Specific Committee
3. Rules Committee
4. Present to whole Senate or House
5. repeat 1-4
6. Conference Committee
7. Senate and House vote on final version
8. sent to president
requirements to be a senator
-at least 30 years old
-Citizen of US for 9 years
-Live in the state you represent
requirements to be a representative
-at least 25
-Citizen for 7 years
-Live in the area you represent
requirements to be president
-at least 35
-natural born citizen
-live the US for at least 14 years
Who are our U.S. Senators?
Robert Menendez and Cory Booker
Who is our U.S representative?
Who is our state Senator?
Who are our assembly members?
Arthur Barclay and Patricia Egan-Jones
What is the presiding officer of the Senate called? (After Vice President) Who is it?
-president pro tempore
What is the presiding officer of the House of Representatives called? Who is it?
- Speaker of the House
- Paul Ryan
people who representatives represent
people who represent interest groups
people with similar interests
How long is a term for a U.S. senator?
How long is a term for a U.S. representative?
How long is a term for a state senator? (for NJ)
2 or 4 years
How long is a term for an assembly member?
diving among districts
Types of Local Government
-Strong Mayor Plan
-Weak Mayor Plan
-New England Plan
What article of the Constitution can you find the steps on how to create an amendment?
What Congressional District are we in?
1st Congressional District
What Legislative District are we in?
5th Legislative District
In colonial times, who were considered citizens?
-educated, white, landowning men
Eduard de Laboulaye
came up with the idea of the Statue of Liberty
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
sculped the Statue of Liberty
Who wrote "New Colossus"?
What was Joseph Pulitzer's role on building the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty?
people could give money to get their name in the newspaper
What was the Statue of Liberty originally called?
Liberty Enlightening the World
A supreme court case about student freedom of speech
A supreme court case about freedom of speech and hate speech
Brown v. Board
A supreme court case that ended segregation in schools
Social Reform Movements
an organized attempt to improve what is unjust or imperfect in society
The Second Great Awakening
when protestants believed that if they do good deeds when they are alive, it can determine if they go to heaven or hell
The Election of Andrew Jackson
citizen gained more power in government
the movement against the consumption of alcoholic beverages
the movement to abolish slavery
famous African American women golf and tennis player
-first African American women to be elected into Congress
-served 7 terms in the House
Dr. Martin Luther King
fought for equal rights in peaceful way
-won the Brown v. Board case
-First African American to serve as a Supreme Court justice
-converted to Islam
-believed blacks should be able to protect themselves from white aggression
-wrote "Souls of the Black Folk"
Booker T. Washington
founded Tuskegee Institute
Hiram Rhodes Revels
First African American to serve in Senate
-helped slaves escape from slavery
-fought for rights for African Americans and women
-arrested for not giving a seat on a bus to a white man
Who are the three groups of people members in Congress have to please?
Constituents, Interest Groups, fellow party members
the official representatives to foreign governments
the right to keep some information secret from congress and the courts
an organization of government department, agencies, and offices
a team of executive branch officials
an important group of policy advisors to President
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