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CMS 8th Constitution

Chamberlain Middle School Constitution

Who is considered the Father of the Constitution? James Madison
On what date was the Bill of Rights ratified? December 15, 1791
The 1st Amendment protects the freedom of : religion, speech, press, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances
The Constitution specifies that the number of Supreme Court justices shall be: determined by Congress
The main duty of the Judicial Branch is to apply the law to legal cases
The Framerss of the Constitution implemented an idea know as "separation of powers" which gives different powers to each branch of government
US Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate
To charge a government official with committing a crime: impeach
The power of the Supreme Court to decide that certain laws or actions of the government are unconstitutional is called judicial review
The Framers of the Constitution wanted to protect the right to life, liberty and property. This is known as natural law
The U.S. Constitution specifies that the United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union which form of government? A republican form
The vote in the United States you must be a U.S. citizen 18 years or older
Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery the 13th Amendment
The 18th Amendment prohibited manufacturing, selling, and transporting liquor
Which amendment granted former slaves the right to vote Fifteenth
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as The Bill of Rights
The year 1789 was special for the United States because Congress met for the first time under the auspices of the new constitution and George Washington became the first U.S. President
In the Preamble, the term common defense refers to: protecting each state against foreign or domestic enemies
Before actively performing duties of the U.S. , the newly elected President must solemnly swear to: preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States
According to the 12th Amendment, if no candidate for President wins a majority, the election is decided by the: House of Representatives
The primary advisors to the President of the United States are known as the: Cabinet
Which of the is a Constitutional duty of the President of the United States? take care that laws by faithfully executed
The 20th Amendment states in Section 1 that the terms of the President and Vice President shall end: at noon on the 20th of January
The main duty of the Executive Branch is to: enforce laws
What is the maximum number of terms for the President of the United States? Two
How long is one term for the President of the United States? four years
If the President vetoes a bill, the bill: can still become law if both houses each approve the bill by a 2/3 majority vote
What is the official title for the U.S. President's military role? Commander in Chief
If the President and Vice President die or are incapacitated and cannot perform the Presidential duties, who becomes the acting U.S. President? The Speaker of the House of Representatives
The U.S. President is elected by: the electoral college, whose members are appointed by each state
A bill becomes a law if it is: signed by the President of the United States
The Vice President may vote in the Senate: only to break a tie vote
The 27th Amendment will not allow Congress to vote for a congressional salary increase: that will take effect during their immediate term
During a session, and to or from sessions of Congress, members: may not be arrested, except for treason, felony, or breach of the peace
Who appoints a Supreme Court Justices The President
The case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) allowed separate but equal public places for blacks and whites
How long is a Supreme Court Justice's term life
The right of the people to be secure agianst unreasonable searches and seizures is the main purpose of which amendment fourth
In the case Brown v. Topeka Board of Education (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that: separate schools for blacks and whites was unconstitutional
Which of the following is not specifically prohibited by the 8th Amendment the death penalty
which Amendment protects an accused person from being compelled to be a witness against oneself The 5th Amendment (I plead the 5th)
Who has the sole power to bring impeachment charges against federal officials House of Representatives
What is the main duty of the Legislative Branch of government Make Laws
A quorum means the minumum number of members that must be present in order to conduct business
Senators and Representatives are paid by: the Treasury of the U.S.
Originally the members of the Senate were: chosen by the state legislatures
Who has the sole power to try all impeachments? Senate
Limitless talking in the Senate to prevent voting on a bill, unless a 3/5th majority vote of Senate members stops debate, is called: filibuster
Which house of Congress must a bill originate in to become a law? either house, but bills that raise revenue must originate in the House of Representatives
The part of Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to pass laws "necessary and proper" for executing the powers specified elsewhere in the Constitution, is sometimes called the: "elastic clause"
Created by: wjewell