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Politics of the United States
EOC Final DCJHS Government Exam
Terms in this set (30)
Which part of the Federal government is MOST involved in the amendment process?
What is the 'rule of law'?
no one is above the law, including government officials
A person is accused of a crime was sentenced to life in prison after being denied the right to a jury trial. In that situation, which constitutional principle was violated?
checks and balances
What are men between the ages of 18 and 25 required by law to do in case of a military emergency?
register for the selective service
Unlike the President, members of the Supreme Court
can serve in their positions for life
Which answer correctly matches the branches of the government?
Congress/Legislative, President/Executive, Courts/Judicial
The power to tax is called a "concurrent power" because it is a power
jointly held by the national and state governments
Which is NOT a requirement to run for President of the United States?
being at least 40 years old
The 19th Amendment and the 26th Amendment were both designed to
get more people involved in the voting process
Which part of Congress is being described by this list:
serve 2 year terms
membership is based on a state's population
appropriations (money) bills and impeachment must begin in this chamber
HOR (House of Representatives)
The Fourth Amendment would prevent which of these situations?
having police search your home without cause
The United States Congress may pass laws, and they go into effect if the President signs the law. However the Supreme Court can declare a law unconstitutional. This is an example of
checks and balances
Those who supported adoption of the Constitution were called
This philosopher was the first to propose the idea of the three branches of the government, an idea that is central to the Constitution of the United States.
Republican Representative Mike Kelly brought a lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania because he believed a 2019 state law authorizing universal mail-in voting was unconstitutional and that all ballots cast by mail in the general election in Pennsylvania should be thrown out. The U.S. Supreme Court would not hear the case because they rarely intervene in a decision of a state Supreme Court interpreting its own constitution and laws.
King John's abusive treatment of his own people in the 1200s led to his forced signature of which of the following documents? This document would lay the foundation of our own Constitution 550 years later.
Which nation provided the foundation for the concept of limited government that is embodied in the U.S. Constitution?
England, or Great Britain
How many U.S. Senators are there?
What is the supreme law of the land?
United States Constitution
The number of electoral votes a state gets depends on
the number of members in both houses of Congress for that state
A good example of an expressed power would be the power to
How long is the President's term?
Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."
The Tenth Amendment is confirming the "Founding Fathers'" dedication to the principle of
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
18 years old
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
The overall purpose of the Bill of Rights is to
protect the rights of people from the government
The Electoral College
is responsible for electing the President.
Which right or freedom is NOT a part of the First Amendment?
to bear arms
Which office is being described by this list:
signs bills to become laws
serves as Commander-in-Chief of the military
in charge of the executive branch of the government
the President's office
What two political parties have been in power the longest in the history of the United States?
democrats and republicans
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