Dill Zotos Government Test - Set 3
Terms in this set (19)
Name the current President of the United States.
Name the current Vice President of the United States.
Name the current two U.S. Senators from Maine.
Susan Collins and Angus King
Name the current two U.S. representatives from Maine.
Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden
What is another name for a judge on the Supreme Court?
A judge on the Supreme Court is known as a "Justice."
What is the important thing about the Legislative Branch?
The important thing about the Legislative Branch is that the Congress works there making the laws for our nation.
What is the important thing about the Executive Branch?
The important thing about the Executive Branch is that the President is given the power to carry out the laws with the help of 15 executive departments.
What is the important thing about the Judicial Branch?
The important thing about the Judicial Branch is that the Supreme Court interprets the laws. This means that they decide if laws are Constitutional and what each law really means. (in their opinion)
What is the important thing about the Separation of Powers?
The important thing about the Separation of Powers is that it is a system that prevents the abuse of power by one branch over the others.
How many articles are there in the U.S. Constitution?
How many amendments are there in the U.S. Constitution?
What is an amendment?
a change to the Constitution
Where is our nation's capital?
How many executive departments are there?
How can the executive branch check (limit) the power of the legislative branch after the Congress passes a law?
The President can check the lawmaking power of the Congress by vetoing a bill.
How can the legislative branch check the President's power to appoint a Supreme Court justice?
The Congress can refuse to approve (confirm) the person that the President has tried to appoint as a justice.
How can the judicial branch check the power of the legislative and executive branches once they have passed a law?
The Supreme Court can declare a law unconstitutional if, in their opinion, the law goes against the ideals in the Constitution.
Why did the framers develop a government where there is a separation of powers?
The framers wanted a separation of powers so that no one group (branch) would be "all-powerful" and act like a king or a tyrant! They wanted a fair system that would prevent the tyranny that the colonists had experienced under King George III.
What are the first three words of the Preamble?
We the People
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