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US CONSTITUTION TEST REVIEW

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Constitution
The Supreme Law of the Land
President
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Vice President
Who is the President of the Senate?
2 years
What is the term length of a member of the House?
4 years
What is the term length for the President?
Life or Good Behavior
What is the term length of a Supreme Court Justice?
6 years
What is the term length of a senator?
President Pro Temp
Who is the substitute for the President of the Senate when he is not present?
Sign it. Veto it. Pocket Veto. Let it sit 10 days.
What are 4 things that can happen to a bill once it reaches the President?
26th Amendment
Lowered the voting age to 18
13th Amendment
Abolished Slavery
15th Amendment
Right to vote for all races
14th Amendment
Equal Protection under the law
Everyone born in the U.S. is a citizen
Vice President
Takes over if the President dies or is unable to work
Speaker of the House
Takes over if the President AND VP die or are unable to work
President Pro Temp of the Senate
Takes over if the President, VP, and Speaker die or are unable to work
Secretary of State
Takes over if the President, VP, Speaker, and President Pro Temp die or are unable to work
Supremacy clause
states that federal law is superior to state law
Articles
Explain the structure of the government
Make Law
Job of the Legislative Branch
Enforce Law
Job of the Executive Branch
Interpret Law
Job of the Judicial Branch
435
How many people are in the House?
100
How many people are in the Senate?
Representation based on population
How is representation decided in the House?
Equal representation
How is representation decided in the senate?
Protect individual liberties
What was the purpose of adding the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
President is Commander and Chief
What executive branch power would be violated if Congress forbid the President from making a military appointment?
Checks and Balances
What principle of the Constitution exists to ensure no 1 branch becomes too powerful?
Equal Representation in the Senate
What part of the great compromise benefits states with small populations?
the 27 changes or amendments
What shows the Constitution is a living document?
Coin Money Declare War Make Treaties
What are 3 exclusive powers that are denied to states?
Voting
What is an example of popular sovereignty?
30
How old do you have to be to be in the Senate?
25
How old do you have to be to be in the House?
35
How old do you have to be to be the President?
Judicial Review
Allows the court to determine the constitutionality of laws
Elastic Clause
clause that gives congress the right to make all laws "necessary and proper" to carry out its powers
Habeus Corpus
When a person is arrested they have the right to know why they have been detained and to contest that detainment in court
Bill of Attainder
A law that established guilt and punishes people without a trial
Ex Post Facto Law
A law that makes a crime of an act that was legal when it was committed
Supremacy Clause
Statement in Article VI stating that the Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the Land
Due Process
5th Amendment Principle stating that government must follow procedures in trials
13th Amendment
Outlawed Slavery
19th Amendment
Women's Suffrage
22nd Amendment
Limited the President to 2 terms or 10 years in office
2nd Amendment
Right to keep and bear arms
15th Amendment
All races can vote
4th Amendment
Protects from unreasonable searches and seizures
8th Amendment
Protects the people from cruel and unusual punishment
1st Amendment
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, and Petition
25th Amendment
Presidential Succession
5th Amendment
Protection from Self-Inrimination