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What are the 6 verbs in the Preamble?
form, establish, insure, provide, promote, secure
How many articles?
Which article establishes Congress (the legislative branch)?
Which article established the Presidency (executive branch)?
Which article established the judicial branch?
Of the seven articles, which is the longest and most detailed?
Which article explains how the Constitution can be amended?
Which article explains how the Constitution itself must be ratified for it to become the law of the land?
What eligibility requirements does the Constitution establish for members of the House?
at least 25 years old, be a citizen for at least 7 years, and be resident for the state they are chosen
What eligibility requirements does the Constitution establish for members of the Senate?
at least 30 years old, be a citizen for at least 9 years, and be resident for state they are chosen
What eligibility requirements does the Constitution establish for the President?
at least 35 years old, natural-born citizen, be a 14 years resident of the United States
What body has the power to impeach the President?
House of Representatives
What are the only 2 Constitutional powers of the Vice-President?
president of the Senate, but has no vote until it is equally divided
What body had the power to convict the President of charges brought against him in the impeachment process and thereby remove him from office?
How can a President's veto be overridden?
2/3 majority vote of both houses
Who has the power to declare war?
If no candidate for the presidency wins a simple majority of votes from the Electoral College, who chooses the president?
The House of Representatives will choose from the 5 highest on the list
What power does the Constitution give the President in the area of war?
Commander-in-chief of Army and Navy
What body has the power to ratify treaties entered by the President?
What body has the power to accept or reject a president's nomination to the Supreme Court?
What two steps are required to remove a president from office before his term is up?
Impeachment and conviction
Does the Constitution tell us how many justices will sit on the Supreme Court?
Is the Supreme Court a court of original jurisdiction, appellate jurisdiction, or both?
What is the only crime defined in the Constitution?
The Constitution requires a three-fourths majority for just one process. Which one?
If state law conflicts with federal law, which law prevails?
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