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Federal Constitution

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What was the name of the plan submitted by James Madison that proposed two houses of Congress based on the population?
The Virginia Plan
How many Amendments to the U.S. Constitution have there been?
27
Name the three unalienable rights included in the Declaration of Independence.
Life
Liberty
Pursuit of Happiness
The Declaration was written by whom?
Thomas Jefferson
Name the five freedoms listed by the First Amendment.
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Press
Freedom to Assemble
Freedom to Petition
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
T or F -The Declaration of Independence came before the signing of the Constitution.
True
T or F -The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1787.
False
T of F - The Articles of Confederation could be considered our first Constitution.
True
T or F - The Boston Tea party was held by the British to greet new immigrants to the colonies.
False
T of F - The first 10 Amendments are called the Bill of Rights.
True
T or F - The original Constitution outlawed slavery.
False
T or F - Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson looked after the interests of the common man at the Constitutional Convention.
False
T or F - Benjamin Franklin was the President of the Constitutional Convention.
False
T or F - The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia in 1776.
False
T or F- The original 13 Colonies included Ohio.
False
T or F - The Constitution allows for laws to be made for subjects that did not even exist in 1787.
True
T or F - The Bill of Rights does not give a person the right to criticize a government official.
False
Enforces the laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)
Executive
Makes the country's laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)
Legislative
Interprets the laws and administers justice (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)
Judicial
Has two houses, (that's Congress!) (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)
Legislative
Is the court system of the country (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)
Judicial
Serve six year terms. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
Senate
Elected every two years. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
House
Meets in the Capitol Building. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
Both
Has 435 members. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
House
Has 100 members. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
Senate
Has the Vice President as presiding officer. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
Senate
Must live in the state he or she represents.
Both
Approves or rejects treaties. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
Senate
Passes bills they hope will become laws. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
Both
Members are appointed by the Supreme Court. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)
Neither
What cabinet member is in charge of the Farm Program?
Secretary of Agriculture
What cabinet member is in charge of the Secret Service?
Secretary of Homeland Security
What cabinet member is in charge of Foreign Affairs?
Secretary of State
What cabinet member is in charge of Settling a Strike?
Secretary of Labor
What cabinet member is in charge of Carrying Out a War?
Secretary of Defense
What cabinet member is in charge of Social Security?
Secretary of Human Services
What cabinet member is the Chief Legal Officer?
Attorney General
T or F - Congress gets a new number each time a president is elected
False
T or F - Both the president and Congress may veto a bill
False
T or F - The next presidential election will be in 2014
False
T or F - The last amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1992
True
T or F - Marbury v. Madison established the precedent for judicial review
True
T or F - The budget is the federal government's plan for rains and spending money for a year
False
T or F - To provide for prayer in public school, the Constitution must be amended
True
T or F - The 28th Amendment will be implemented in January of 2016
False
T or F - Congress has the power to raise, borrow, and manage government spending
True
T or F - To become president you must be a natural born citizen
True
T or F - United States senators are elected by the people of the entire state
True
T or F - One-third of the Senate is elected every two years
True
T or F - The Capital of the United States is Washington D.C.
True
T or F - George Washington was the first President of the United States
True
T or F - A United States senator may be reelected only once
False
T or F - There are an even-number of justices in the United States Supreme Court
False (there are 9!)
T or F - The House of Representatives does not get involved in impeachment cases
False
T or F - Under certain conditions, the House of Representatives selects the President of the United States
True
T or F - United States representatives receive larger salaries than United States senators
False
T or F - A three-fourths vote is necessary for Congress to pass a law over the president's veto
False
T or F - If a president does not act on a bill within 10 days it will become law if Congress is in session
True
T or F - The coining and printing of money are the responsibility of the Treasury Department
True
T or F - An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed
True
T or F - Only federal officers can have titles of nobility
False
T or F - Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country
True
T or F - Each state must treat the citizens of other states the same way it treats its own citizens
True
T or F - States can make treaties with foreign countries
False
T or F - Both the federal and state governments can establish a court system
True
T or F - The president can call both houses of Congress into special session
True
T or F - Federalism is the sharing of power by the federal government and the state governments
True
T or F - There are 10 Cabinet positions
False
T or F - The president picks his or her successor after their term is over
False
T or F - The United States Supreme Court Justices are appointed by Congress
False
T or F - The United States flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession
False
T or F - The president is the head of the legislative branch
False
T or F - There are 15 justices on the Supreme Court
False
T or F - The executive branch has no checks over the judicial branch
False
T or F - Richard Nixon was the only president ever to resign
True
If the president should die, who would become president?
The Vice President
The Constitution says that a prisoner cannor be detained without a trial and that right is covered under what?
Habeas Corpus
Which body has the power to raise, borrow, and coin money?
Congress
The part of the Constitution (in Article 1, Section 8) that gives Congress broad powers to write laws about situations that are new and unexpected (such as the Internet, space research, air travel, etc.) is called what?
The Elastic Clause
What vote really elects the President of the United States?
The Electoral College
Who is the national budget presented by?
The President
Who has veto power?
The President
What is the least number of representatives a state may have?
One
How many senators are there from each state?
Two
Which amendment limits the president's term?
Amendment 22
Which amendment deals with the voting rights of 18 years olds?
Amendment 26
After a bill has passed the two houses of Congress, where is it sent?
To the president
On what date does the president-elect assume the duties of office?
January 20th
What is the age minimum for the president?
35 years old
How many branches of government are there?
Three
How long is the president's term?
Four years
What do the stripes on the U.S. flag represent?
Original colonies
What do the stars on the U.S. flag represent?
States
How many terms may the president serve?
Two
Who in the president's cabinet is in charge of the natural resources of the nation?
Secretary of the Interior
How many women have been President of the U.S.?
None
Who is the Vice President of the United States?
Joe Biden