Terms in this set (97)
This established the right of majority rule in America
In what city did the Constitutional Convention take place in?
The presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention was?
What allows the people in the state of Missouri to remove any law from the record books if voted on by the people
Who selects the leaders of Congress
Checks and Balances
The idea that one branch can limit the power of the other branches of government to ensure no one gets absolute power is found under which principle of the constitution?
The power to confirm appointments to the Supreme Court resides in the ?
Which principle of the Constitution allows for the division of power between the federal and state govts.
The U.S. Congress, which is made up of two houses, is a?
U.S. Amendment to the Constitution that guarantees freedom of assembly, press, petition, speech and religion
U.S. Amendment to the Constitution that deals with Disability of the President
Speaker of the House
Who is responsible for the daily running of the House of Representatives?
"Tyranny of the Majority" - Describes what early leaders were afraid of
What allows the people of Missouri to write their own laws and have the citizens of the state vote?
July 4, Declaration of Independence
A U.S. Representative must have been a U.S. citizen a minimum of how many years?
What amendment states that no state may deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of the law?
A Missouri State Supreme Court Justice serves how many years?
The U.S. Supreme Court Members
What amendment states that no state may charge a tax on people as a condition for voting?
Originates in the House
What is the first step for a revenue Bill?
Length of term for a Missouri Governor
Every two years, approximately how many U.S. Senate seats are up for a vote?
What amendment lowered the voting age to 18?
What amendment states that Senators are to be elected by the people fo each state and not state legislatures?
what amendment gave the people of Washington D.C. the right to vote in presidential elections?
What amendment state that Representatives will not receive an approved pay increase until after the next election?
A U.S. Senator must have been a U.S. citizen for at least how many years?
What amendment gave women the right to vote?
What amendment states that the President is inaugurated on January 20th?
What amendment states how the President and Vice-President are elected?
What amendment gave Congress the power to tax personal income?
What amendment states that a president is limited to 2 terms?
What amendment made the manufacturing, transporting, selling, and consuming of alcohol illegal?
30 Years Old
What is the minimum age for a U.S. Senator?
What amendment limits federal courts?
what amendment abolished slavery?
What amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits search and seizure?
What branch of the federal government may impeach and remove?
The President lets a bill sit on his desk for ten days while Congress takes a recess, what happens next?
Secretary of State
What is the title of the state executive who is the Chief Election Official for the state of Missouri?
What amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states or the people?
What is the maximum number of years an individual may serve as President of the United States?
What amendment forbids unfair bail, fines and punishment?
What amendment guarantees the right to bear arms?
What is the minimum age for the U.S. President?
Discuss improvements of the Articles of Confederation
Why did they hold the Constitutional Convention?
Who is the "Father of the Constitution"?
The Governor of Missouri must have resided in Missouri for how many years?
What amendment to the Constitution protects you from having to house soldiers in your home?
What is the maximum number of years you may serve as Missouri Governor?
The President of the U.S. must reside in the U.S. for how many years?
Minimum age for the Vice-President
When do we elect our President
What amendment to the constitution discusses search warrant and probable cause?
What amendment guarantees jury trials in civil cases?
Missouri is represented by how many Representatives in the U.S. House?
Goes to the President
A bill with the same wording passes in both houses of Congress, what is the next step?
What article of the Constitution describes teh Supremacy Clause?
Term of a Supreme Court Justice
What Article describes the Supreme Court?
On the state level, what is the title of the second-ranking member of the Executive Branch?
What amendment states that citizens are entitle to rights not listed in the Constitution?
What article describes how to amend the Constitution?
President appoints and senate approves
How is the U.S. Secretary of State Elected?
What article describes the ratification of the Constitution?
Elected by the people
How is the Missouri Secretary of state elected?
Missouri House of Representatives
9 Missouri Representatives
Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives
What amendment guarantees you can't be tried for the same crime twice?
What is the title of the state executive who is the chief legal officer of the state?
What is the title of the Chief Executive of the U.S.?
How long do you have to be citizen to be the President?
What article describes the relationship between the federal and state governments?
House of Representatives
What article describes the powers of the president?
What is the title of the group of depatment heads int he executive branch?
It becomes a law
President lets a bill sit on his desk for 10 days while congress is in session
Members of Congress
What branch may reject presidential appointments?
What branch of the federal government decides if laws are constitutional?
What sate executive presides over the Missouri State Senate?
Number of U.S. Senators
66% or 2/3
To override a President veto congress needs what percent in both houses?
What amendment guarantees your right to a speedy, public trial with an impartial jury?
What is the length of term for a Missouri Representative?
The Missouri Supreme Court Members
9 out of 13
Number of states required to ratify the constitution
What article deals with the executive branch
What is the length of term for a Missouri Senator?
What article deals with the legislative branch?
What amendment ended Prohibition?
What is the length for a U.S. Senator?
What is the length of term for the President?
What article deals with the Judicial Branch?
What is the minimum age for a Missouri Representative?