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which amendment reserves powers exclusively for the states?
What are the requirements to run for US Senate ?
30 years old, be a citizen of the US for at least 9 years and be a resident of the state he/she represents.
in 2004 Mississippi had how many members in the US house of representatives?
What are the requirements to run for US House of Representatives?
25 years old, US citizen for at least 7 years and have to be a resident of the state he/she represents
The US House of Representatives has the power to do what?
has the power to raise revenue
The US senate has the power to?
The chief executive of the US is also known as the?
The electoral college has how many members?
Mississippi has how many votes in the electoral college?
The writers of the US constitution created the WHAT because of the founding fathers feared the people were not competent to choose the president?
what does the executive branch of the US government include?
president, Department of State, Council on Environmental Quality, & others
What are the presidency in order?
vice president, speaker of the House, President pro tempore of the Senate, secretary of State.
True or False/ do the justices on the US supreme court serve for life.
What does the supreme court has original jurisdiction in cases involving what?
What federal circuit court district includes Mississippi?
TRUE OR FALSE
In federal districts courts, there are no juries, opposing lawyers appear to explain their positions, & Mississippi is in the same federal district as Louisiana and Texas
What are the courts in the federal judicial system?
Court of military appeals, Us claims court, court of international trade
what is a constitution
it establishes a framework for goverment
how many constitutions does Mississippi have?
what is a principle of government that keeps one branch of government from getting too much power?
separation of powers
changes to the Mississippi constitution must be approved by who
a majority of the registered voters
constitutional amendments are approved or denied by what
a general election
there are how many members in the mississippi state sentate?
what are some things considered during reapportionment
populationn, racial balance, and geography
What is the most important consideration in establishing state legislative districts
A member of the Mississippi legislature serves how many years
4 years if he/she serves only one term
what are some of the requirements for Mississippi senate
at least 25 years old, state resident for 4 years, and a district resident for 2 years
what will happen If no candidate receives a majority of the popular and electoral vote in Mississippi?
the house of representatives chooses the governor.
a mississippi governor can serve as governor for how many years
what are the duties of serving as commander- in -chief of the MS national guard?
vetoing bills, and granting pardons
one member of the state board of education must be a what
the jurisdiction of a court generally depends on what
the subject matter of the case it hears
In supreme court the justices serves for how many years
justices serve 8 years
3 justices hear each case
the supreme court has appellate jurisdiction.
TRUE OR FALSE
In the intermediate court of appeals, judges are elected to eight-year terms, judges are elected from each of the state's congressional districts, and the first appeal judges were elected in 1994
how many circuit court districts are there
how many years are circuit court judges elected?
4 year term
circuit courts have original what in criminal matters
What court has jurisdiction over divorce, child custody, and wills
what are some topics heard in court
Eminent domain, unlawful entry, and juvenile issues
what services are exempt from Mississippi's sales tax?
what are some sources of revenue for the state (tax)
general state tax, income tax, and sin tax
What was one of the first counties in MS
MS counties are governed by
board of supervisors
What are the duties of board of supervisors?
Maintaining roads, bridges, and ferries, regulating fireworks, and levying taxes
a mayor does not what
serve as an official at the county level
what are some county officials that serve as law enforcement officers?
Constable, Coroner and Sheriff
The Lieutenant governor is the whar
is the presiding officer of the MS senate
County courts do NOT have what
A municipality includes
a town, county, village, city NOT COUNTRY
what is another name for a city council
board of alderman
what is a good example to describe the difference between the strong mayor-council and weak mayor- council forms of government?
is that in the strong mayor-council form, the mayor can hire and fire city employees.
How many judges in the supreme court are there
how long does a regular session of the MS legislature last
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