Mr. Deetz's Constitution Test Review

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James Madison
"Father of the Constitution"
Article I
This article of the Constitution lays out the framework of the Legislative Branch.
House of Representatives
All bills that will raise taxes must begin in this house of Congress.
Bill of Attainder
An act or law declaring a person guilty of a crime, skipping the trial process for determining guilt.
House of Representatives
The Congressional house apportioned by population.
Two Years
The term of office for a member of the House of Representatives.
Congressman/Congresswoman
The title of a member of the House of Representatives.
Electoral College
This group directly elects the President of the United States.
Article III
This article of the Constitution lays out the framework for the Judicial branch of government.
Four Years
The term of office for the President of the United States.
Impeachment
The process of removing the President from office.
Elastic Clause
"The Congress shall have the power... to make all laws necessary and proper..."
Six Years
The term of office for a member of the Senate.
Senate
This house of Congress is apportioned equally, two per state.
Article II
This article of the Constitution lays out the framework for the Executive branch of government.
Cabinet
The group of advisors who help the President run the executive branch of the government.
Thirty
The minimum age to become a member of the Senate is...
Life or good behavior
The term of office for member of the Supreme Court.
Cabinet Posts
Attorney General, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security are examples of ...
Vice President
Who presides over the Senate?
Nine
How many members are there on the Supreme Court?
Congress
Who has the power to declare war on another country?
Chief Justice
Who presides over the Supreme Court?
Clinton
Who was the last President to face impeachment charges?
Habeas Corpus
"Body of Evidence"
Biden
Who is the current Vice President of the United States?
Full faith and credit
Acceptance of driver's licenses, marriage licenses, diplomas, and enforce court orders from other states.
Anti-Federalists
The political party that opposed the ratification of the Constitution.
Roberts
Who is the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
Ex post facto
Enforcing law making an act illegal, that was legal when the act was committed.
Vice President
He/she takes over the presidency if the president dies or is incapacitated.
Two-Thirds
This fraction of the vote is required in both houses of Congress to override a presidential veto.
Preamble
The introduction to the Constitution is called...
Boxer, Feinstein
The names of the two US Senators from California.
Extradition
The process of returning a fugitive to the state where the crime was committed.
Amendment
An addition or change made to the Constitution.
President
Who appoints Supreme Court Justices?
Commander-in-Chief
What is the President's title when he acts as the head of the United States Army and Navy?
State of the Union Address
The annual report of the nation's progress given by the President to Congress.
House of Representatives
Who brings impeachment charges against the President of the United States?
Senate
Who decides the guilt or innocence of the President of the United States during the impeachment process?
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Who presides over impeachment proceedings?
Two-Thirds
What fraction of the vote is necessary to impeach the President of the United States?
Fifty-five
How many electoral votes does California have?
Census
The process of counting the citizens in each state to determine the number congressmen each state is entitled.
Natural-Born citizen
The citizenship requirement for the President of the United States.
Article V
This section of the Constitution lays out the process in which changes or additions can be made.
Unconstitutional
The term for laws that are not within the legal framework of the Constitution and are invalidated.
Thirty-five
The minimum age to become President of the United States is..
Nine
According to Article VII of the Constitution, how many states had to approve the Constitution before it could take effect?
President of the Senate Pro Tempore
If the Vice President is absent, who presides over the Senate?
Article VI
Which section of the Constitution says that Federal law is supreme, if it conflicts with a state law?
Twenty-Five
The minimum age to become a member of the House of Representatives is...
Associate Justice
What is the title of the eight judges who serve on the Supreme Court with the Chief Justice?
Two
The maximum number of Presidential terms to which a person may be elected.
House of Representatives
If no presidential candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College, who chooses the president?