Chapter 3 (US Constituion) Study Guide
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This means that each branch of government has some control over other branches.
Checks and balances
The main job of the President is to make laws.
What is the main idea of the Preamble?
To state the purpose of the constitution
Popular sovereignty means that all political powers resides in the people.
A proposed amendment to the Constitution can be ratified by a two-thirds vote of each house of congress.
The "supremacy clause" of Article VI of the Constitution asserts that the Constitution and the national laws made in accordance with it, take precedence over state and local laws when they conflict.
What are the branches of government?
Legislative, Executive, Judicial
What is the First Amendment about
Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion
Freedom of press
Freedom of assembly
Freedom of petition
How is the membership of the House of Representatives determined?
By the state population
What do you need to be elected in the House of Representatives?
25 years of age, 7 years of a US citizen, and live in the state you represent.
How long is the term for a Representative?
How is representation in the Senate determined?
By equal representation
What are the qualifications to be elected to the Senate?
Must be 30 years old, a citizen for 9 years, and live in the state you represent.
How long is the term of office for a Senate?
What is covered by the Constitution?
Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition
All money (tax/revenue) bills must originate in?
House of Representatives
All treaties made by the President must be approved by?
When the executive branch refused to sign a bill into law it is called?
Article 2 deals with the?
How long is the term for the President?
Article 3 deals with the?
How many amendments make up the Bill of Rights?
How many justices are there on the Supreme Court?
How long is the term of a Supreme Court justice?
The right to bear arms is associated with the?
Which is provided suffrage (right to vote) to 18 year old citizens?
This amendment abolished slavery.
This amendment gave women the right to vote.
Which amendment provides for a speedy, public, and fair trail?
What does the President have power over?
to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves, pardons, receive ambassadors, appoint Article III judges and some officers