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Mr. Green's constitution test. Flashcards over constitution, government, Declaration, ect.
Terms in this set (100)
Must be how old to run for president?
When is a writ of habeas corpus suspened?
invasion or rebellion
Number of electors determined by what?`
number of senators and representatives of a state
Who/what pays members of congress?
What fraction is needed to expel a member of congress?
2/3 vote of congress
Did Thomas Jefferson sign the constitution?
What is needed to propose and amendment?
2/3 congress or states vote
What is needed to put a treaty into effect?
2/3 senate vote
representative in the HOR?
your area of authority
what branch can declare war?
when can the president of the senate cast a vote?
when votes are tied
when are general elections held?
first Tuesday in November on even numbered years
True or false: Congress can lay and collect taxes
True or false: Congress cannot organize and arm a militia
Who can impeach the president?
House of Representatives
How old do you have to be to be a senator?
30 or older
What fraction of the states have to ratify amendments?
Congress provides and maintains a _________?
Army ad navy
Congress can issue
Patents, copyrights, and letters of marque
Who is commander in chief of the armed forces?
How long is a senator's term?
How often is census taken?
every 10 years
the freeing of slaves
Bankruptcies are maintained by?
Due process is?
a fair appearing or trial
what government must each state have?
states must repect eachothers?
court decisions and records
How many senators to a state?
How old do you have to be to be a member of the HOR?
25 or older
the freeing of slaves
the minimum number of people needed to conduct business
What is a letter of marque?
Document allowing ships to arm themselves and attack enemy nations
A bill of attainer does what?
punishes without a hearing
Enumeration is a?
Name senators from Indiana
Richard Luggar and Dan Coats
Whos ratification put the constitution into effect?
3 ways a bill can become a law?
Presidents signs it
Congress overrides a veto
BIll is left of the president's desk unsigned with more than 10 days left in the Congressional session
Who has the power to try impeachments?
Did George Washington sign the Constitution?
How many federal jobs can a person hold?
One at a time
Who carries out laws?
Who elects the president and vice president?
The electoral college
Which amendment is no longer enforced and why?
Amendment 18: Prohibition of alcohol
no longer enforced because of Amendment 21: Repeal of prohibition
How can president prevent a bill from becoming a law?
veto and pocket veto
How many members in HOR?
100 members in the ________
2 houses of Congress?
Senate and HOR
What is the president pro tempore?
Presiding officer in the senate
2/3 vote is needed to expel...
an elected member of Congress
Vice president, speaker of the house, president pro tempore, and cabinet positions in order office was created is the?
Presidential sucession order
How many members of supreme court?
Judiciary Act of 1789 established Supreme Court's right to...
9 members on the...?
Chief justice has the power to...?
convict president or federal official after impeached
What is an impeachment?
official accusation of wrong doing
States may not disciminate againt?
citizens of other states
Apellate jurisdiction is?
a panel of judges review original's trial/check to see if original is doing job right
ratification is to?
Lame duck is
someone with time still left in office but wasn't reelected
eminent domain is?
government's right to take personal property
The government's right to take personal property is?
civil case is?
noncriminal lawsuit involving personal property rights
federal laws override states laws when come into disagreement
A warrant authorizes
search, seizure, or arrest
money left insuring the appearance at a trial
ex post pacto law
an act was legal at the time, but when made illegal the performer is punished
an apportionment determines
number of representatives
First amendments are known as the?
Bill of Rights
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18 is?
The elastic clause
The elastic clause is article, section and clause...?
Article 1, section 8, clause 18
What are the 2 types of jurisdiction?
appellate and original
__ of the senate runs for reelection every __ years
Requirements to be a member of the HOR are...
25 years old, citizen for 7 years, not live in the state that you are elected to represent
Amendments change the..?
When accused of a federal crime, you are entitled to...?
a speedy and public trial
Entitled to a speedy and public trial when?
accused of a federal crime
Statute laws dealt with in...
__________ fills any vacancy in the Senate
Congress meets on...?
3rd day in January
Can a member of Congress be punished for being absent?
How does congress borrow money?
By selling bonds or certificates
What keeps an official record of activities?
Journal of Proceedings
What cases does the Supreme court review?
Reviews cases from the federal and state courts
If the government wants a citizen returned to the state in which they commited a crime, that citizen can be __________________
delivered or extrodicted
Constitution defines _________
Citizens of different states are all entitled to
the same privelages
How long are the terms of President and Vice President?
What is the main requirement to being able to run for president?
Must be born in the United Sates
What is the highest court of appeals?
True or False: Members of congress can be sued for what they say on the floor
President and vice president are?
Barack Obama and Joe Biden
Who pays congress?
Congress can keep an elected member from taking his or her ____
Who is temporary presiding officer in the senate?
Who admits new states to the union?
Who becomes president if the president should die?
vice president, then sucession order
Who are Indiana's representatives in the senate?
Richard Luggar and Marlin Stutzmen