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He wrote "Commen sence" / activest from break away from britan
wrote the origional draft of the decleration of independance
first vice president
he was apointed comander in cheif in revolutionary war. 1st president of the united states
Philosopher of natural rights wrote " two treties of government"
King George III
KIng of england in 1760
Constitutional congress president/ first to sign the decleration of independence
Known as " father of the constitution" also introduced the bill of rights / federalists
led a protest of angry farmers against federal arsenol in massechutes
He proposed the Albany plan of union / attended the constitutional convention
the federalist papers
constitutional convention begins
revolutionary war begins
2nd constitutional war begins
french and indian war begins
1754 ended 1763
decleration of independence was signed
constitution was ratified
1st constitutiol congress
articles of confederation approved
bill of rights ratified
Who has the power to veto a bill?
executive branch/president vp
can congress over ride a veto?
why are checks and balances importaant?
keeps one branch from being to powerfull
who has the power to impeach?
who has the power to veto ?
who has the power in enforce laws ?
who has the power to nominate federal judges?
who has the power odf the judicial review?
we currently have a ____ party system
are political parties adressed in the constitution?
the supremecy clause is addressed in which article of the constitution?
which group did not want to approve the origional constitution because it did not have a bill of rights included in it?
how many articles are in the constitution?
how many aendments are their?
who is the current VP?
who is the cheif justice of the supreme court?
who are the 2 us senators from illinois ?
ronald and dick durban
who are the 2 us congressmen from ourdistrict in illinois?
joohn shimppkus, aaron schock
speaker of the house? (democrat)
how many delegats attende the anapolis convention?
how many people signed the us constitution?
who is known as the father of the constitution?
who presided over the meetings ?
how many votes did each state have?
the virginia plan had a ____ chamber congress
the lower people were chosen by who?
which branch has the power to set new states?
which articles of the constitution covers the judicail branch?
which articles of the constitution covers the legislative branch?
which article of the constitution covers the executive branch ?
what bodies make up the executive branch?
what bodies make up the executive branch?
president and VP
what bodies make up the judicial branch?
supreme court and federal government
how many members are in the house of representatives?
how are members chosen in the house of representatives?
people vote by population
how many members are in the senate?
how are members chosen in the senate?
people/ or two votes per state
what is the length of term for members in the house of representatives?
what is a length of a term for the senate?
what is a minimum age requirement for the house of representatives?
what is the minnimum age requirements for the senate?
membbers of the house of rep must be ccitizenns of the us for how many years?
members of the senate must be be citizens of the us for how many years?
how many members are theiir in congress?
congress has a two house chamber what is it called?
what is a length of term for the president and vice president ?
what si the minnimum age requiremt for the president?
how is the president / vp chosen?
how many electoral collage votes does illinois have?
how amny electoral collage votes
are needed for a president to win the election?
where must a president be born?
a president must be a resident of the us for how many years?
how many justices are there in the supreme court?
what is the length of term for members of the supreme court?
none -for life
what is the minimum age requirement for members of the supreme court?
how are the membrs of the supreme court chosen?
appointed by president and approved by congress
single chamber congress
2 house chamber congress
a group that favored ratifying the constitution
a group that opposed the original constitution because it was done in secret and they feared the government and lacked a bill of rights
the first part of the constitution goals and purposes
7 and 21 sections they each cover a general topic
bill of rights
first 10 ammendments of the constitution
the power of the courts to determine or declare laws and actions of local, state or national governments invalid if they violate the constitution
a system in which power is divided between the nationallgovernemnt and state orprovinicle governemnts
powers that are directly stated in the constitutin
powers the government can use because they are the government
powers that the national government requires to carry out the powers that are expressly defined in the constitution
powers that are strictly given to the states
powers that the national and state governments can use
separation of powers
the division of powers among the legislative executive judicial branches of gov
checks & balances
system where each branch of gov excercises some control over the other branches so no one branch becomes to powerful
a rule by the people. the constitution is based on this
favors national action in dealing with how federalism should operate
state's right position
favors state and local action in dealing with problems
any system of government in which the rule by the people
a government in which people elect delegates to make laws and conduct government. colonists had a firm belief in this type of gov.
the constitution and the laws of US are the supreme law of the land No state or local law can conflict with national law. State law over local laws.
a group of individuals with braod common interests who organize to nominate candidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy. We currently have 2. They are not addressed in the constitution
government censorship of information before it is published or broadcasted
an order signed by a judge naming the individual to be arrested for a specific crime.
an order signed by a judge describing a specific place to be searched for specific items
the power of the gov to take private property for public use.
the right to vote
the way we elect our president
cannot be tried twice for the same crime if they are found innocent
civil war ammendments
ammendments became because they grew out of this conflict, amend 13-15
the sale, transportation of alcohol is prohibited
a formal accusation of misconduct in office against a publice official
president pro tem
for the time being. they preside over the senate meetings in the absence of the vice president. Senate selects this leader from majority party and is usually its most senior member
gives congress the right to make all laws "necessary and proper" to carry out the powers expressed in the other clauses of Article 1
a min. number of members who must be present to permit a legislative body to take official action. 218 members
the powers of congress that are numbered 1-18 article 1 sec 8
rejection of a bill. pres can do this to a bill the congress has passed. congress can override it with 2/3 vote of each house
an agreement made directly between the president and the head of state of another country
authority of a court to rule on certain cases
the court has the authority to be the 1st court to hear a case
the court hears cases that have been appealed from lower courts
usually includes 16-23 people hears charges against a person suspected of having committed a crime. If they believe there is enough sufficient evidence to bring the person to trial, they issue an indictment of a formal accusation charging a person with a crime
why was this government important?
it conducted the affairs of the country during the revolutionary war.
each state shall be its own individual state yet be one country all together /legislative
each state has its own freedom and independence/ congress
the states shall be assist each other with warfare/ judicial
the last state to sighn the constitution
maryland march 1 , 1781
explains the relationship of the states to one another and to the national governemnt
spells out the way that the constitution can be amended or changed
contains the supremacy clause
addresses the ratification and declairs that the constitution would take affect after it was ratified by nine states.
what is the term length for the executive branch
illinois has ____ members of congress
the constitutional convention makep was supposed to favor who?
the small states
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