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?


Name the three unalienable rights included in the Declaration of Independence.

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.


T or F -The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1787.


T of F - The Articles of Confederation could be considered our first Constitution.


T or F - The Boston Tea party was held by the British to greet new immigrants to the colonies.


T of F - The first 10 Amendments are called the Bill of Rights.


T or F - The original Constitution outlawed slavery.


T or F - Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson looked after the interests of the common man at the Constitutional Convention.


T or F - Benjamin Franklin was the President of the Constitutional Convention.


T or F - The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia in 1776.


T or F- The original 13 Colonies included Ohio.


T or F - The Constitution allows for laws to be made for subjects that did not even exist in 1787.


T or F - The Bill of Rights does not give a person the right to criticize a government official.


Enforces the laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)


Makes the country's laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)


Interprets the laws and administers justice (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)


Has two houses, (that's Congress!) (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)


Is the court system of the country (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)


Serve six year terms. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Elected every two years. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Meets in the Capitol Building. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Has 435 members. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Has 100 members. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Has the Vice President as presiding officer. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Must live in the state he or she represents.


Approves or rejects treaties. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Passes bills they hope will become laws. (Senate, House, Both, Neither)


Members are appointed by the Supreme Court. (Senate, House, Both, 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


T or F - Both the president and Congress may veto a bill


T or F - The next presidential election will be in 2014


T or F - The last amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1992


T or F - Marbury v. Madison established the precedent for judicial review


T or F - The budget is the federal government's plan for rains and spending money for a year


T or F - To provide for prayer in public school, the Constitution must be amended


T or F - The 28th Amendment will be implemented in January of 2016


T or F - Congress has the power to raise, borrow, and manage government spending


T or F - To become president you must be a natural born citizen


T or F - United States senators are elected by the people of the entire state


T or F - One-third of the Senate is elected every two years


T or F - The Capital of the United States is Washington D.C.


T or F - George Washington was the first President of the United States


T or F - A United States senator may be reelected only once


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


T or F - Under certain conditions, the House of Representatives selects the President of the United States


T or F - United States representatives receive larger salaries than United States senators


T or F - A three-fourths vote is necessary for Congress to pass a law over the president's veto


T or F - If a president does not act on a bill within 10 days it will become law if Congress is in session


T or F - The coining and printing of money are the responsibility of the Treasury Department


T or F - An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed


T or F - Only federal officers can have titles of nobility


T or F - Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country


T or F - Each state must treat the citizens of other states the same way it treats its own citizens


T or F - States can make treaties with foreign countries


T or F - Both the federal and state governments can establish a court system


T or F - The president can call both houses of Congress into special session


T or F - Federalism is the sharing of power by the federal government and the state governments


T or F - There are 10 Cabinet positions


T or F - The president picks his or her successor after their term is over


T or F - The United States Supreme Court Justices are appointed by Congress


T or F - The United States flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession


T or F - The president is the head of the legislative branch


T or F - There are 15 justices on the Supreme Court


T or F - The executive branch has no checks over the judicial branch


T or F - Richard Nixon was the only president ever to resign


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?


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?


How many senators are there from each state?


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?


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?


How many terms may the president serve?


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.?


Who is the Vice President of the United States?

Joe Biden

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