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Checks and Balances

American Government

What are checks and balances? Limits imposed on all branches of government by giving each the right to amend acts of the other branches.
Who is The Speaker of the House? John Boehner
What is the job of the Whip in Congress? Assistants to the floor leaders responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issures.
Who is the President of The United States of America? Barack Hussein Obama II
You must be at least how old to serve as a Representative in The House of Representatives? At least 25 years old.
What is a delegate? A person who acts for or represents another or others.
Who is the Vice President of The United States of America? Joseph R. Biden Jr.
How many representatives does Virginia have? 11
How many senators does Virginia have? 2
What are the names of Virginia's Senators? Mark Warner and Jim Webb
Who is the Majority Leader of The House? Eric Cantor
Who is the Minority Leader of The House? Nancy Pelosi
Who is President of The Senate? VP Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Who is President Pro Tempore of The Senate? Daniel K. Inouye
What does President Pro Tempore mean? A high-ranking senator of the majority party who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president.
How old do you have to be to be a senator? At least 30 years old
What 4,543 word document is known as a "living document" and why is it called a "living document? The Constitution is known as a living document because it can be amended.
What is an amendment? Changes to the Constitution.
What are the first 10 amendments to the constitution called? The Bill of Rights.
What is the Preamble to The Constitution? Describes the purpose of the document and government.
Who is the Majority Leader in The Senate? Harry Reid
Who is the Minority Leader in The Senate? Mitch McConnell
Approves the making of money and can declare war on other countries. The United States Congress
What compromise does the United States Congress represent? The Connecticut or Great Compromise
The main duties of the United States Congress are? To write, debate, and pass bills, which are then passed on to the President for approval.
What is impeachment? The House's power to file criminal charges against the president or any other government officials. The senate acts as a trial court for impeachment cases.
Who is the official head of the United States military? The President Barack Hussein Obama II
Why do we have a seperation of powers in the constitution? To prevent any group or individual from gaining too much control.
Created by: jadi lawson