Terms in this set (60)
Our countries 1st constitution was called
Articles of Confederation
We count our population every
The members of the Constitutional Convention met in the city of
A member of the House of Representatives must have been a citizen of the US for at least..
The main reason for wanting to change the Articles of Confederation was to..
make them stronger
A member of the House of Representatives must be at least how old
25 years old
The number of main branches in our government is
How long is a term for a member of the House of Representatives?
The Executive Branches in our government is headed by..
Laws for the US are made by
The Legislative Branch of our government is called..
The Judicial Branch of our government consists of..
all the courts
The number of Representatives a state gets depends on..
the states population
All impeachments are tried by the:
The idea of each of the Branches of the U.S. Government stopping the other branches from getting too much power is called
checks and balances
If a person has committed a federal crime, what is the first court they are sent to?
The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the US is the..
Congress must meet at least once every...
The President takes the Oath of Office
Who has the power to make treaties with foreign countries?
The length of term for a Judge of the US Supreme Court is..
A member of the US Senate must have been a citizen of the US for at least..
A filibuster is..
A senator speaking for a long time to delay a vote on a bill (cloture vote stops it)
the people in the US that actually vote directly for the president and elect the president are the
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, the officer who will then take charge of the duties of the President is..
speaker of the house
to formally charge a government official with a crime
The president of the Senate is...
Vice President (Mike Pence)
The President of the US must be a...
natural born citizen
Who must ratify (approve) treaties with foreign countries?
The number of senators each state shall have is...
Who administers the Oath of Office to the President at the Presidential Inauguration?
Chief justice of supreme court
The president of the US must be at least...
35 years old
The word amendment means...
A change to the Constitution
The number of Presidential Electors a state gets is the same as..
the number of members they have in congress
The power to coin and print money is in the hands of
The main officer or leader of the House of Representatives is..
speaker of the house
Judges of the Supreme Court must be nominated by the...
Who officially impeaches government officials of crimes?
house of representatives
The President of the US must have lived in the US for at least..
Questions about what the Constitution and our laws mean are settles by the...
War may be declared only by
If a president is impeached, the trial will
be presided over by...
the chief justice of the supreme court
Congress can pass laws over the President's veto if both houses have a majority of..
The power to make a treaty belongs to the President, as long as he gets agreement from...
if for some reason the president cannot work, his job would be taken over by the..
What is a census?
count of the people
A citizen who is born in the US or whose parents are US citizens is referred to as..
The length of term for a president is...
The number of terms a President can serve is..
The name of the temporary acting government of the colonies, which ran the Revolutionary War and declared independence for the Colonies from England, was...
second continental congress
One-third of the Senators are elected every:
An impeached president is found guilty by a vote of...
3/4 of the Senate
In order to do their work, Congress must have how many members present?
A member of the US Senate must be at least...
30 years old
the president is advised by members of his..
Where do electors meet to vote for the president?
in their own capital
How long is a federal judge's term?
How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
The word that means "helping the US's enemies" is...
Congress must meet on what day