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Constitution

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Patrick Henry
Who said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Jefferson
Who wrote the Declaration?
False
True/False: The Declaration of Independence was signed after the U.S Constitution was written.
False
True/False: Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson looked after the interest of the common people at the convention.
True
True/False: The Bill of Rights applies to all levels of government.
True
True/False: The first 10 amendments make up the Bill of Rights.
True
The Constitution allows laws to be make for subjects that did not exist in 1787.
establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves & our prosperity, and a more perfect union
What are the six(6) goals in the preamble?
7 and 27
The Constitution has a preamble, ____ original articles, and ____ amendments.
25th
Which amendment established rules to fill vacancies in the Vice-Presidency?
The first 10
Which amendments are called the Bill of Rights?
22nd
Which amendment limits the number of presidential terms?
To make our countries laws
What is the major duty of the legislative branch?
Senate and House of Representatives
What two houses make up the legislative branch?
governed by the representatives selected by the people
What is the Representative government?
True
True/False: The President of the United States has the power to call Congress into special session
True
True/False: Congress meets in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C
100
How many senators are there?
The Vice President/Joe Biden
Who is the presiding officer of the Senate?
435
How many representatives are there?
True
True/False: Under certain conditions, the House selects the President of the United States.
True
True/False: Senators are elected from the state as a whole; representatives are elected from districts in the state.
False
True/False: The number of Congress chcanges every six(6) years
True
True/False: All revenue bills must start in the house.
False
True/False: Revenue bills start in the Senate.
False
True/False: A three-fourth vote is necessary for congress to over ride the president's veto.
True
True/False: After 10 days, a bill is passed by congress automatically becomes a law if the president does not act and congress is still in session.
Legislative
Makes the countries laws.
Executive
Enforces the countries laws
Legislative
Has two houses
True
True/False: An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed.
True
True/False: Congress cannot tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country
Supreme
What court is the final authority on the meaning of the Constitution?
True
True/False: The first amendment allows for the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
2
The president may serve how many terms?
states
What do the stars on the U.S. flag stand for?
27
How many amendments have been added to the constitution?
4
How many years is the president's term of office?
35
What is the age requirement to become president?
the president
After a bill has gone through both houses of congress successfully, it is sent to:
19th
Which amendment explains that the president may serve only two terms?
2
How many U.S. senators come from each state?
1
Each state receives at least ____ representative(s) in the U.S. House of Representatives?
the president of the united states
Who has veto power?
The vice president
The president of the Senate is:
education
Which of these rights is not an unalienable right from the Declaration of Independence?
Jefferson
The Deceleration of Independence was written largely by:
the President
The United Sates budget is presented by:
3
There are how many branches of government?
January 20th
The president takes the oath of office in:
freedom of employment
In our first amendment, which is NOT a "freedom?"
Electoral college
The vote of what group really decides who will be president?
elastic clause
What is described in Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution giving Congress broad powers to write laws about new situations?
Congress
Which body has the power to raise, borrow, and coin money?
legislative
Has two houses
Judicial
Is the court system of our country
Legislative
makes the laws
executive
enforces the laws
senate
has six year term
both senate and house
Meet in the capitol building
house of rep
elected every 2 years
senate
has the vice president as presiding officer
house of rep
has 435 members
senate
approves or rejects treaties
both house and senate
passes bills they hope will become laws
senate
has 100 members
attorney general
chief legal officer
secretary of human services
manages social security
secretary of defense
carries out a war plan
secretary of labor
setting a strike
secretary of state
foreign affairs
secretary of homeland security
secret service
true
True/False: The Virginia Plan proposed of two houses of congress based on population
true
True/False: A quorum in the house of rep. is a majority of its members plus one
true
True/False: Senators are elected by the vote of the people in their state
false
True/False: Congress gets a new number each time a president is elected
true
True/False: one-third of the senate is elected every two years
false
True/False: The largest U.S. state is Texas (in terms or population) receiving the most electoral votes
true
True/False: The Constitution allows for laws to be made on subjects that did not even exist in 1787
false
True/False: The 13 original colonies included Ohio
false
True/False: The constitution states that there can be no adjustments to legislative districts based on census
false
True/False: The latest election for president was held in 2010
true
True/False: Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death!"
true
True/False: Habeus Corpus gives a prisoner the right to a fair trial
false
True/False: Ben Franklin was president of the constitutional convention in 1787
true
True/False: The building in which the constitutional convention met is called independence hall
false
True/False: Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson were responsible for looking after the interests of the common man at the constitutional convention
false
True/False: Our original constitution outlawed slavery
true
True/False: The bill of rights are our first 10 amendments
false
True/False: The british held the boston tea party to make friends with the colonists
false
True/False: A U.S. senator may be re-elected only one more time
false
True/False: The house of rep. has nothing to do with impeachment of a president
true
True/False: Under certain conditions the house of rep. selects the president
false
True/False: a 3/4 vote is required for congress to pass a bill over the presidents veto
true
True/False:After 10 days, a bill passed by congress automatically becomes a law if the president doesn't act and congress is still in session
true
True/False: Supervising the coining and printing of money is the job of the treasury department
true
True/False: An ex post facto law is a law that makes something illegal after the act has been committed
false
True/False: Only federal officers may have titles of nobility
true
True/False: congress may not tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country
true
True/False: States must treat the citizens of other states the same way it treats its own citizens
false
True/False: states can make treaties with foreign countries
true
True/False: both federal and state governments can establish courts
true
True/False: The president can call both houses of congress into special session
true
True/False: the articles of confederation was really our first constitution
true
True/False: federalism is the sharing power by the federal government and the state government
false
True/False: there are 12 cabinet positions
false
True/False: the U.S. supreme court justices are appointed by congress
false
True/False: the judicial branch has no checks on the other branches
false
True/False: The U.S. flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession
true
True/False: The 26th amendment allows 18 year olds to vote in their federal and state elections
false
True/False: there are 15 justices in the supreme court
true
True/False: the declaration of independence came before the signing of the constitution
false
True/False: the United states senators receives a higher salary then U.S. representatives
false
True/False: The president of the senate is the secretary of state