History Chapter 9 Quiz
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The Preamble in the Constitution explains what?
The goals of the government.
This branch of government makes sure that states follow federal laws.
Popular Sovereignty means:
the idea that the authority of government comes
from the people
What does "form a more perfect Union" mean?
Build a country that could
take advantage of the strengths the states gained from working together.
What does "insure domestic tranquility" mean?
To make sure there is peace
and order in the United States.
Having two lawmaking parts.
What does "provide for the common defense" mean?
government is responsible for protecting Americans from foreign invaders.
What does "promote the general Welfare" mean?
The government could
support an economy and society in which people could prosper.
What does "secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity"
Provide freedom for themselves and future generations.
to reject a proposed law or bill. Only a president can veto a law.
The words "establish justice" justifies the reason for creating what part of
The federal courts.
Why has the Constitution survived for so long?
It has a strong framework but
What does the "elastic clause" give Congress the power to do?
Pass laws so
that it can fulfill its other powers.
The power of the Constitution comes from where?
Which branch makes the laws for our country?
What element of the Constitution prevents any one branch from becoming
Checks and Balances.
What does judicial review give the Supreme Court power to do?
It can decide
if a law is unconstitutional or not.
Three fourths of the State Legislature can ratify a what?
A treaty can be ratified by which house?
The executive branch has the power to do what to laws passed by Congress?
To formally accuse an official of a crime related to official
A constitutional amendment can be purposed and ratified in how many
Who is able to propose an amendment to the Constitution?
or a national convention.
How does a bill become a law?
It must be approved by Congress and signed
by the president.
What is the main responsibility of the judicial branch?
To interpret the laws
and dissolve disputes under the law.
What is federalism?
Combining a federal or central government with
regional or state governments in a single political system.
How do we know that the power of the Constitution comes from the average
Because it begins with We The People.
The system of checks and balances demonstrates what in our government?
demonstrates how each branch of government can check on the other
branches to make sure they are following the law and therefore balancing
each other out.
The Executive Branch as the power to do what?
The power to carry out the
What is the system of Checks and Balances?
The system that allows each
branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches.
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