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Civics Final Exam: questions to study
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What word is used to refer to a loose association of independent states bound together for a particular purpose?
What words can be used to describe England's government in terms of who is allowed to participate in the government process and the geographic distribution of gov. power?
democracy, monarchy, unitary
Describe the gov. of the US in terms of who is allowed to participate in the governing process and the geographical distribution of government
Democracy, republic, federal gov.
A constitutional _____ describes a government in which the king or queen is limited in the powers he or she may exercise.
Who is known as the "Father of the Constitution"?
What former President of the US also served as president of the constitutional convention?
The situation in a country with no functioning government, governing body, and authorities
What are the "unalienable rights"
life, liberty, pursuit of hapiness
what are the 5 fundamental freedoms that are protected by the 1st amendment
freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, petition
A total of __ amendments have been added to the US constitution
Which court case resulted in the desegregation of schools in the US
Brown v. Board of Education
How many electoral votes does the District of Columbia have?
Which article of the Constitution describes the legislative branch
A 2/3s vote in each house of Congress is necessary in order to enact a bill after the president has issued a ____.
What 2 things affect how many electoral votes are assigned to a state?
combined number of senators and representators
The president of the Senate is also know as the ________.
Which amendment grants suffrage to women
How many justices serve on the US Supreme Court
Which amendment repealed the 18th amendment, and legalized the selling of intoxicating liquors
How many state senators serve in the Senate in Springfield, IL?
What former president of the US was impeached and acquitted for alleged perjury, or lying under oath, while testifying before a grand jury regarding an extramarital affair?
What power of the federal gov. is established in the 16th amendment?
The power to impose an income tax
What former President of the US was impeached and acquitted for allegedly violating the Tenure of Office Act?
As per terms of the ________, meaning "great charter" in Latin, monarchs were no longer considered to be above the law
If the governor of Illinois dies, resigns, or is removed from office, who becomes the new governor?
cruel and unusual punishment is prohibited by which amendment
What former president of the US was impeached and acquitted for alleged abuse of power concerning interactions with Ukrainian officials?
Which court case requires authorities to inform an arrested suspect of his or her constitutional rights
Miranda v. Arizona
How does federal judges, including Supreme Court Justices, reach their position
They are appointed by the president
What 3 formal qualifications are required to hold the office of US senate?
30 years of age, citizen for 9 years, and residing in the state he or she represents.
Holding senate floor to stall vote
How many people serve in the US Congress
Which amendment to the Constitution revised the procedure for electing the US President and Vice President
Which court case legalized gay marriage in the US?
Obergefell v. Hodges
What word describes a country with one leader who holds unlimited power
The inability to impose taxes or regulate trade were two major weaknesses of the central government while the US was governed under the _________________
articles of confederation
What date was the Declaration of Independence approved by the Second Continental Congress?
August 2, 1776
Who serves as advisors to the President of the US?
Authorities must often obtain a warrant before searching or seizing persons, house, papers, and effects, according to which amendment?
A 2/3s vote in the _________ is necessary in order to convict and remove and impeached president
The first president of the US to have resided in the state of Illinois was _________. Also the first president to be assassinated
Which amendment prohibited the practice of charging poll taxes in federal elections
How many state representatives serve in the H.O.P in Springfield, IL?
The Supreme Court is the only court created by the ______________
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