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Constitution

Studying for the constitution

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How many senators are there for each state? 2
What is the first amendment? Protects freedom of speech, religion, press, petition, assembly
What is the second amendment? Right to bear arms
What is the third amendment? It prohibits, in peacetime or wartime, the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent.
What is the fourth amendment? Guards against unreasonable searches by the government
What is the fifth amendment? Protects people from being tried twice in the same court. "Due process of law". Protects people from being denied life, liberty, or property without legal proceedings
What is the sixth amendment? Protects a person's right to a fair trial
What is the seventh amendment? Protects the right to have a trial by jury
What is the eighth amendment? Protects people from cruel and unusual punishment
What is the ninth amendment? Protects individual rights not actually listed in the Constitution
What is the tenth amendment? Protects states' rights
What are the first ten amendments of the Constitution called? Bill of Rights
How many electors does a state have if it has 20 representatives? 22
What was the Virginia Plan? A plan that said that more populous states deserved to have more say in the government
What was the New Jersey Plan? A plan that said that states should have an equal voice
What was the Great Compromise? A compromise that said that Congress would have two parts. The House of Representatives would be based on population and the Senate would have two representatives from each state.
What was the Three-Fifths Compromise? Each slave would be counted as 3/5 of a free man for tax purposes.
What was the Executive Compromise? Said the presidents term would last only four years but could be reelected only once and Congress was given the power to remove the president from office.
What does the Executive Branch do? Enforces laws
What does the Judicial Branch do? Interprets laws
What does the Legislative Branch do? Makes laws
What are checks and balances? A system that ensures each branch has a way to check the others so one branch doesn't get too much power
How does the Supreme Court Check the President? Declares presidential actions unconstitutional
How does the President check the Supreme Court? By appointing federal justices
How does the president check Congress? Vetoes laws passed by Congress
How does Congress check the President? By overriding the presidents veto
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