39 terms

8th grade constitution test

1st amendment
R.A.P.P.S. Freedom of religion, asembly, press, petition, and speech
2nd amendment
right to bear arms
3rd amendment
a person cannot be forced to house a soilder with out their permission
4th amendment
protects people from unreasonable searches of their house or themselves. / police must have a warrant to enter a house
5th amendment
you may not be trialed twice for the same crime. / protects people from being held for commiting a crime unless they are properly accused
6th amendment
cannot be in jail for over a year without having a trial.
7th amendment
Civil and Criminal trials:
Civil trial- when someone sues someone else
Criminal trial- when state tries to convict someone of a crime
8th amendment
punishments will be fair and not cruel, and large fines will not be set
9th amendment
any rights not stated in the constitution belong to the poeple
10th amendment
any power not granted to the federal gov. is granted to the states
11th amendment
judicail powers does not extend to any lawsuit prosecuted against the U.S. by citizens of another state or foreign country
12th amendment
the elections of Pres. and VP / prevents repeat of of election of 1800
13th amendment
slavery is no more (reconstruction amendment)
14th amendment
rights extended to all people (reconstruction amendment)
15th amendment
everyone can be able to vote no mater race or color(reconstruction amendment)
16th amendment
congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on income
17th amendment
senatorss will be forthwith be elected by the people of the state they represent
18th amendment
the manufacture, sale, or transport of alcohol is illegal
19th amendment
gave women the right to vote / TN, was the last state to ratify
20th amendment
Lame duck/ pres. term of election ends Jan 20, senators and reps. ends Jan 3
21st amendment
repealing the 18th, drinking is legal again
22nd amendment
no person shall be elected into office more than once
23rd amendment
gave distric of columbia rights to vote (3 electors)
24th amendment
will not be able to vote if taxes are not payed
25th amendment
VP takes over pres if anything happens to him
26th amendment
can vote at age 18
27th amendment
no law, varying the compresation for the services of the senators and reps., shall take effect until an election of reps shall have intervened
popular sovereignty
people rule not direct rule
people exercise their power for voting for representatives
sharing of power of states and federal government
i forbid
limited government
only the power given by the constitution and nothing more
a living document meaning it can be changed
executitive branch
forces laws
judicial branch
interpretes laws
legislature branch
makes the laws
article V
amending or changing the constitution
an improvement or reinvision
bill of rights
first 10 amendments