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Bahny DA #2 study guide

Whose job is it to make sure laws are constitutional?
Judicial Branch
Whose job is it to approve laws?
Executive Branch
Who makes our laws?
Legislative Branch
The Great Compromise settled a dispute between what to plans of government?
New Jersey and Virginia plans
What type of government does the United States have?
Representative Democracy
What is a bicameral legislature?
A legislature with two houses
What are the roles of the U.S. President?
Chief of State, Commander of Chief, and Chief of Executive
What is the electoral college?
The group of people who choose our President
What event displayed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
Shays' Rebellion
What are the first ten amendments known as?
The Bill of Rights
Who was "The Father of The Constitution"?
James Madison
What principle is displayed when one branch has authority over another?
Checks and Balances
Which is a major weakness that the government could not do under the Article of Confederation?
Could Not Tax
How was the issue of counting enslaved persons to vote called?
3/5 Compromise
Why are the amendments so important?
They show that the Constitution can be updated
What process did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 set up?
A way to allow territories into the Union
What did the major debate at the Constitutional Convention focus on?
What past events helped form the U.S. Constitution?
Magna Carta, State government, and Common law creation
What happened to the Federal Government under the Constitution compared to under the Articles of Confederation?
It was more powerful under the Constitution
What is checks and balances?
Each branch makes sure the other branches don't get too powerful.
What authority does the Legislative Branch have over the Executive Branch?
Impeach President
What authority does the Judicial Branch have over the Legislative Branch?
Can declare laws unconstitutional
Who makes up the Executive Branch?
The President and Cabinet
The part that starts off "We the people in order to form a more perfect union..." comes from what part of the Constitution?
The Preamble
What amendment to the Constitution is this quote from?
The First Amendment