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What was the name of the U.S. first form of govnerment Article of Confederation
Why was Americas first form of government a failure The states had too much power and the government was too weak
What was the goal of the Constituional Convention To create a document replacing the Articles of Confedartion
What was the New Jersey Plan Was a proposal for the structure of the united states government
What was the Virginia Plan Was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral Legislative branch
What was the Great Compromise Was one of the most important compromises reach during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787
What was the 3/5th Compromise Was a compromise reached between delegates from southern states and those from northern states during the 1787 United States Constitution Convention
Who was the main author of the Constitution James Madison
What is the Preamble A preliminary or preparatory statement and or introduction
What does the word "bicameral" mean Having to branches or chambers
What is the primary role of the Legislative Branch Is to make bills
What is the primary role of the Executive Branch Control of the Government
What is the primary role of the Judicial Branch Compromises Article 3 in Constitutional Courts
What are the requirements to be a member of the House of Representatives Must be at least 25 years old, has been a united states citizen for the past 7 years, and Be an inhabitant of the state they represent
What are the requirements to be a Senator Must be at least 30 years of age, A U.S. Citizen for at least 9 years, and a Resident of the state senator represents.
What are the requirements to be a President A natural born U.S. Citizen who is at least 35 years old and who has lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
What are the powers of the President Executive powers, Powers related to Legislation, Powers of appointment, Executive Clemency, Foreign affairs, Emergency powers, Executive privilege, Constraints on presidential power,
What are the powers of the Congress The power to declare war, and levy taxes
How long is a House of Representatives term 2 year term
How long is a Senator's term 6 year term
How long is a President 4 years
How many Supreme court justices are there 9
How long is a Supreme court justices term As long as they hold good behavior and do not get impeached
What is the main job of the Supreme court It can tell the President his actions are not allowed by the Constitution
Why are Supreme court justices term so long They don't have to worry about a re-election
Who is the chief justice of the Supreme court John Roberts
What are the three levels of the Federal court system U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Court
What does the word "Appeal" mean To make a serious or urgent request
What part of Government has to approve all Supreme court justices Judicial branch
What is Judicial Review Review by the U.S. Supreme Court of the Constitutional valid of a Legislative act
What does the 1st Amendment protect Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
What does the 2nd Amendment protect The right to bear arms
What does the 3rd Amendment protect Right not to quarter soldiers
What does the 4th Amendment protect Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure
The 5,6, and 7th Amendment protect your rights in... Court
What does the 8th Amendment protect No cruel or unusual punishment
What does the 9th Amendment claim Constitutional rights do not deny other rights
What type of government does the 10th Amendment protect State Government
What is the bill of rights The First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Who is the President of the United Staes of America Barack Obama
Who is the vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden
Who represents Massachusetts in the United State Senate Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey
Who represents Wellesley (4th Congressional District) in the House of Representatives Joseph Kennedy
Who is the Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick
What are the two ways to amend the Constitution If two-thirds of the House and Senate approve of the proposal, and if two thirds legislatures of the Constitutional Convention
What does it mean to "Amend" the Constitution New things get added in that weren't there before
What are the three levels of government in the United States State Government, Federal Government, and Local Government
The 1st amendment protects the freedom of speech unless.... Could insight a riot, or it is not true
What is another name of the Executive Departments Cabinet
What is the main job of the Executive Departments



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