Executive/Judicial Branch Test, Amendments, Legislative Branch Quiz COMBINED
Terms in this set (76)
How many terms in office do each president receive?
What are the qualifications for the president?
35 years old
Natural born citizen
Resident of the U.S for 14 years.
Name the list/vacancies in the presidency if the president left office. (Name the person and their job)
Vice president (Mike Pence)
Speaker of the house (Paul Ryan)
President Pro Tempore Of The Senate (Orrin Hatch)
Secretary of State (Mike Pompeo)
Rest of the cabinet
Name three main areas of the president's duties
What is the role of Department of Defense? What is the name of the leader of our Department of Defense?
The role of the department of defense is to run all military actions of our government. His name is James Mattis.
What is the role of the Department of State? Who is the leader for our Department of State?
The role of the Department of State is to handle all deals with foreign countries. It is led by Mike Pompeo.
What is the role of the Department of Justice? Who is the leader of the Department of Justice?
The role of the Department of Justice is to enforce our laws in Federal courts. The leader is the attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
What is the role of the Department of Treasury? Who runs the Department of Treasury?
The role of the Department of Treasury is to be the economic advisor for the president and this person is often concerned with the financial matters of the U.S. His name is Steven T. Mnuchen
What is the role of the Department of Homeland Security? Who runs the Department of Homeland Security?
The role of Homeland Security is to oversee the workers responsible for keeping the U.S safe. The Department of Homeland Security is run by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
How many votes do you need (in total) to win the election? How many total electoral votes are there?
You need 270 votes. There are 538 total electoral votes.
What is the purpose of the Judicial branch?
To interpret the laws and administer justice
Appointed by the president
Approved by the senate
Serve life terms
Only removed by impeachment
There are no expressed qualifications.
How many judges make up the supreme court?
Who is the chief justice?
John G. Roberts
How many courts of appeals are there?
How many district courts are there?
What is the process by which the courts interpret the meaning of the Constitution and the laws passed under it?
What began after Marbury v. Madison in 1803 which stated that part of state law went against the constitution.
What landmark case was about segregation? What was the case?
Plessy v. Ferguson. Where they came up with "separate but equal"
What landmark case had to do with education? What was the case about?
Brown v. Board of Education. It overturned. This landmark had to do with the segregation in schools.
Who won the 2016 popular vote?
Who won the 2016 election?
Freedom or religion
Freedom of speech
Freedom of Press
Freedom of assembly
Freedom of petition
Right to bear arms and have militias
No quartering of soldiers
No unreasonable search or arrest
No trial without grand jury
No double jeopardy
No witness against yourself
No right to due process
Rights of accused in criminal cases
Trial by jury
No excessive bail or cruel punishment
People retain rights not listed specifically
Powers not given to the federal government may be given to the states
You cannot sue a state in federal court
Electoral College must pass separate votes for the President and Vice President
All persons born or naturalized in the U.S. have full rights
No voting restrictions because of race, creed, or color
Income Tax amendment
People elect U.S. Senators
Prohibits the buying or selling of alcoholic beverages
Woman have the right to vote
President takes office on January 20th and Senate begins on January 3rd
Repealed Prohibition (only repeal)
Limits President to 2 terms
Gave voting rights and 3 electoral votes to D.C.
No poll taxes
Describes the process that the President can take when ill to pass duties to the Vice President and assign a new Vice President
18 year olds can vote
Congress cannot give themselves a raise until the next session after it is approved
What is the purpose of the congress?
To make laws
How many members are in the senate?
How many senators from each state?
How long is the term for the senate?
Name the qualifications of the senate
30 yrs old, U.S citizen for 9 yrs, must live in your state.
What happens to the senate if he/she leaves?
Governor of state appoints a new one.
Who is the current vice president?
Who is the current pro tempore?
How many members are in the house?
How long are the terms for a house of representative?
What are the qualifications for the house of representatives?
25 years old, U.S citizen for 7 years, and must live in your state.
What happens if a house of representative leaves or gets fired?
There is a special election.
Who is the speaker of the house?
What are the duties of the senate?
Approve treaties made by president, Approve federal appointments made by the president, and are the jury in impeachment trials.
Who are the two senators in Illinois
Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.
What are the duties of the house?
Begin all revenue bills, all impeachments take place here, and the house decides in case of a tie in the electoral college
What district do we live in?
Who is the representative in our district?
Name the steps of how a bill is passed
1. One of the two houses, propose a bill and goes to committee
2. If it is approved, the house votes on it. Then it goes to another house.
3. Then it goes to their committee, second house votes on it.
4. Then goes to president. Which he could pass it or veto it.
5. If congress is in session, it passes
6. If congress has adjourned, it is called a pocket veto.
7. (remember the congress can override with a 2/3 majority.
What is something the congress cannot do?
Ex post facto laws.