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Politics of the United States
Government//Illinois Constitution Test
Terms in this set (56)
When did Illinois become a state?
What was the first capital of the State of Illinois? What is the current capital?
Lincoln and Reagan
name a historic figure from Illinois
in what year was the current constitution ratified?
how many articles are there in the Illinois Constitution?
how many amendments in the constitution?
recall of the governor; Gov Bov was found guilty of trying to sell a US Senate seat from Illinois
What does the most recent amendment deal with? Why did it come about
What is the beginning of the IL constitution called?
U.S. Citizen, 21 years old, live in district for 2 years
requirements to be a member of the IL General Assembly
25, reside in Illinois for at least 3 years, US Citizen
requirements to become a member of the Executive Branch
US Citizen, licensed attorney in IL, reside in judicial unit
requirements to be a member of the Judicial Branch
Governor of Illinois
Secretary of State
Speaker of the House for Illinois General Assembly
President of the Illinois Senate
Chief Justice of the IL Supreme Court
Quincy's current state senator
Quincy's current State representative
What is number of Quincy's legislative distrcit
118 Reps; 59 Senators
How many reps in the GA? Senate?
Tax spend borrow impeachment
powers of the IL GA
governor can veto; Judiciary can declare a law unconsitutional
two checks in the GA in IL
Second Wednesday in January
When does the IL legislature meet
execute laws and appointment powers
two powers of the Governor of Illinois
veto can be overridden and courts can declare actions unconstitutional
two "checks" of the governor's power
Supreme Court, Appellate Court, Circuit courts
describe the structure of the Illinois court system
How many justices are there on the Supreme Court
5, Cook County, Chicago
How many judicial districts are there in Illinois? what county makes up the First District? What major city is in that district
Interpret laws and declare laws unconstitutional
list two powers of the Judicial Branch in IL. How can that power by checked?
What judicial district in IL is quincy located?
terms for Governor
terms for Representative
terms for Senator
terms for circuit Judge
terms for Appellate Judge
terms for Supreme court judge
Land of Lincoln
What is the state motto of Illinois? two fact s about the IL state flag
Freedom of speech, religion, against unlawful search and seizure
three rights that Article I of the Illinois Constitution protects
Victim bill of rights; victims are entitled to information to make a statement at sentencing
What is unique about Sec. 8.1 of Article 1 of the Illinois Constituion?
18; reside in Illinois for 30 days; can't vote if convicted a felony
What are the requirements to vote in IL? Disqualifications?
15% of voters in prior election sign a petition, paperwork filed, Board approves, election is held
four steps required to recall the governor
What happens every 10 years in the IL legislature
After may 31st, June 1st
Before may 31st, determined by GA
what is the effective date for laws passed by the Legislature?
Lawyer of Illinois
Keeps records of state
list a duty of the Attorney General and Secretary of State
Appeals from circuit courts
what is one thing the supreme court has jurisdiction over?
Campaigning, working as an attorney
what is one thing a judge is prohibited from doing
City, county, township
according to the IL Constitution, what does a municipality mean?
Cities with populations of 25,000 or more
How is home rule defined?
Representatives for the county
What is a county board
Minimum wage, pensions
What is a current issue the state of Illinois is dealing with
Legislative branch article
Executive branch article
Judicial branch article
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