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The Supreme Law of the Land


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


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


How many people are in the House?


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?


What is an example of popular sovereignty?


How old do you have to be to be in the Senate?


How old do you have to be to be in the House?


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

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