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A guide of 21 questions to help study for the test.

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What was the name of the United States first form of Government? The Articles of Confederation.
Why was America's first form of government a failure? There was not equal power between the states and the federal governments.
What was the goal of the Constitutional Convention? Write a new Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation so that there could be changes in the system of government.
What was the New Jersey Plan? Equal representatives throughout the states.
What was the Virginia plan? Representation based on population.
What was the Great Compromise? When we decided on a 2 house congress, people and Senate. Equal amounts of people elected by state legislatures.
What was the 3/5 Compromise? The decision that made all black people votes count as 3/5ths of a regular vote.
Who was the main author of the Constitution? James Madison.
What is the Preamble? The introduction to the Constitution.
What does the word "bicameral" mean? Two houses in a legislature.
What is the primary role of the Legislative branch? Making laws for the nation.
What is the primary role of the Executive branch? Enforcing the "law of the land". Making sure people are following the laws.
What is the primary role of the Judicial branch? Decides if laws are Constitutional or not.
What are the requirements to be a Senator? 30 years old. 9 years a resident of the US.
What are the requirements to be the President? 35 years old. Born in the US. 14 years a resident of the US.
What are the powers of Congress? Power to raise an army or navy. Declare war. Pay government debts. Grant citizenship.
How long is a House of Representative's term? 2 years.
How long is a Senator's term? 6 years.
How long is the Presidents term? 4 years.
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