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Politics of the United States
Terms in this set (42)
What are the major duties of the judicial Branch? (Supreme Court)
Interprets Constituition and other laws. Reviews lower court decisions.
What are the major duties of the executive branch? (President)
Proposes laws, administers laws, commands armed forces, appoints ambassadors and other officals, conducts foreign policy, and makes treaties.
What are the major duties of Legislative Branch? (Congress)
Writes laws, confirms presidental appt, approves treaties, grants money, and declares war.
What are the 3 qualifications to be a representative?
25 years old, U.S citizen for 7 years, and live in state where elected.
What are the 3 qualifications to be a Senator?
30 years old, live in state where elected, citizen for 9 years
What are the 3 qualifications to be president?
35 years old, natural born citizen, live in US for 14 years
Which article of the Constitution refers to the Judicial Branch?
Which article of the Constitution refers to the Executive Branch?
Which article of the Constitution refers to the Legislative Branch?
Term of office for House of Representatives
term of office for senate
Term in office for Supreme Court Justice
Term of office for the President
4 years(can be re-elected)
What must congress grant permission for?
A new state to enter the union
What is the officer called who presides over the Senate when the Vice-President is not in attendance?
President Pro Tempore
What is the officer called who presides over the House of Representatives?
Who has original Jurisdiction over ambassadors, public ministers, and disputes between states?
The Supreme Court
Who is responsible as commander in chief to administer the armed forces of the nation?
Who is third in line to be President?
Speaker of the House of Representatives
When did the Constitution become the law of the land?
What states the purpose of the Constitution?
What are the first 10 amendments called?
Bill of Rights
Who has the sole right to impeach?
House of Representatives
How is the representatives membership determined?
Population of the state
How many senators does each state have?
Who can propose a bill in congress?
a senator or representatives
What is veto?
When the president refuses to sign a bill
What are implied powers of the constitution called?
The elastic powers
Who elects the president?
What is the official publication of congress?
The congressional Record
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
Restraint on Congressional Salaries
Voting rights for 18 year olds
Limits the term of office for the president
Repeal of Prohibition of alcohol
Presidential, Congressional Terms(lame duck)
Women's right to vote
Prohibition of alcohol
Fair bail and punishment
Freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition.
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