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U.S. Government Quiz
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What are the three branches of government?
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
What people/positions make up the Executive Branch?
President, Vice President, Cabinet
What people/positions make up the Legislative Branch?
Senate, House of Representatives
What courts make up the Judicial Branch?
Supreme Court, District Courts, Courts of Appeal
How does the Executive Branch check the Legislative Branch?
It can veto laws.
How does the Legislative Branch check the Judicial Branch?
It can approve judges and impeach judges.
How does the Judicial Branch check the Executive Branch?
It can check whether presidential acts are unconstitutional or constitutional.
How does the Executive Branch check the Judicial Branch?
President nominates judges.
How does the Judicial Branch check the Legislative Branch?
It can check whether laws are unconstitutional or constitutional.
How does the Legislative Branch check the Executive Branch?
Senate approves judge nominations. Can impeach president and veto president's veto.
What did the Federalists favor?
Strong national/central government, wanted a nation run by the wealthy and focused on commerce and manufacturing.
What did the Democratic Republicans oppose and favor?
They opposed strong federal government. They wanted a nation run by the wealthy, focused on agriculture because feared too much urbanization.
What did the Democratic Republicans fear of the Federal government?
They feared that the Federal government would increase taxes, weaken states, become dictators, favor wealthy over common, and abolish individual liberty.
When did Congress pas the 12 Amendments and when was it ratified by all states?
Passed on September 25, 1789; ratified in 1791
Who were famous Federalists? Who were famous Democratic Republicans?
F: Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, John Adams, and Madison
DR: Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry
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