Federal Constitution Test
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Marbury V. Madison established precedent for :
The 27th Amendment, last amendment to the constitution, was approved in
When is the next presidential election?
Both President and Congress may veto a bill?
Congress creates laws for all 50 states?
The Articles of Confederation can be considered our first constitution?
What cabinet position is in charge of our nation's resources?
Secretary of the Interior
What do the stripes of the U.S. flag represent?
The original 13 colonies
What do the stars of the flag represent?
The 50 states
How many branches of government and what are they?
3-legislative, judicial, and executive
If a bill has passed two houses of Congress it goes to the ____________
What amendment limits the president's term?
What is the minimum number of representatives a state will have?
What are our unalienable rights?
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What amendment gives 18 year olds the right to vote?
26th-2nd to last :)
Which branch presents the national budget?
Who are our current Illinois senators?
Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk
Who becomes President if something happens to the President
The Vice President-Joe Biden
Who elects the President?
The Electoral College
Who becomes the President if something happens to both the President and the Vice President?
Speaker of the House
Who is the president of the Senate and in charge of all meetings?
Vice Presidents-Joe Biden
What are states not allowed to do?
-make treaties wit other countries
The first 10 amendments are called the
The Bill of Rights
What are the 3 qualifications to be president?
-35 years old
-natural born citizen
-resident of US for 14 years
What are the 4 main steps for a bill to become a law?
-introduced by committee
-Majority passed in one house
-Majority passed in other house
What day does the president take office?
What happens to a bill if the president doesn't take action on it after 10 days and Congress is in session?
It automatically becomes a law.
What is another name for the advisers to the President and how many are there?
What are rights outlined in the 1st Amendment?
Freedom of: religion, petition, assembly, speech, and press
The President is the head of the legislative branch.
Where should the US flag be in a parade or procession?
Who appoints Supreme Court Justices?
The President can call both houses of Congress into special session.
Each state must treat the citizens of other states the same way it treats its own citizens.
Only federal officers can have titles of nobility.
What is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed?
Ex Post Facto Law
The coining and printing of money are the responsibilities of the Treasury Department.
U.S. representatives receive larger salaries than U.S. senators?
The House of Representatives does not get involved in impeachment cases.
The original constitution outlawed slavery.
The vote of the people is called
Who was President of the Constitutional Convention?
The Preamble is the beginning of the Constitution and explains the goals of the document.
Who is our nation's first president?
Who said "Give me liberty or give me death?"
Where is our nation's capitol?
What fraction of Senators are elected every 2 years?
Would it be necessary to amend the Constitution to include prayer in public schools?
What do we all our plan for raising and spending money?
Who wrote most of the Declaration of Independence?
What gives Congress broad powers to write laws about new and unexpected situations (internet)?
The elastic clause
What right says a prisoner cannot be detained without trial?
What plan was submitted by James Madison which proposed two houses of Congress based upon population?
The Virginia Plan
Which branch has 2 houses?
Which branch is the court system of our country?
Which branch interprets the laws and administers justice?
Which branch enforces laws?
Who meets in the Capitol Building?
Both-Senate and House
Who is elected every two years?
House of Reps
Who has the Vice-President as presiding officer?
Who approves or rejects treaties?
Who passes laws that they hope will become a law?
Both Senate and House
Who is the chief legal officer?
What is the cabinet position responsible for social security?
Sec. of Human Services
What cabinet position is responsible to carry out war?
Sec. of Defense
What cabinet position is responsible to settle a strike?
Sec. of Labor
What cabinet position is responsible for foreign affairs?
What cabinet position is responsible for the Secret Service?
Sec. of Homeland Security
What cabinet position is responsible for our farm program?
Sec. of Agriculture
The census determines a state's number of representatives?
Which was written first: Dec. of Ind or The Constitution?
Declaration of Independence
What year was the Declaration of Independence written?
Can a bill become a law if the President vetoes it?
Yes with a 2/3 vote from each house. It is called an overriding veto.
Powers given to the branches to ensure that one branch cannot become too powerful is called the system of...
Checks and Balances
The division of power between state and national governments is called
How is the number of representatives for each state determined?
population-through census taking
How many amendments are there?
How many Supreme Court Justices?
9-Chief Justice leads
How many representatives are in the House?
How many Senators from each state?
How many Reps from Illinois?
How m any Senators total?
How many terms can a president serve?
How many terms may a Rep or Senator serve?
What is the term for a Representative?
What is the term for a Senator
What are the qualifications for a Senator?
-at least 30
-citizen of US for 9 years
-live in state representing
What are the 5 powers of the president?
-appoints ambassadors, justices, and cabinet members.
-enters executive agreements
-may veto a bill
-may grant pardons/reprieves
-Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
Speaker of the House
Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Eric Holder-just resigned waiting new appointment
Secretary of State