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Team 4 CHS 1

Final Exam Review 1

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Which has the highest authority - federal government or the Constitution? Constitution
First 10 amendments to the Constitution are called Bill of Rights
Changes to the Constitution are called amendments
The highest court is the Supreme Court
How many senators does each state have? 2
Which government has more authority - federal or state? federal
How many branches in the federal government? 3
This branch of the federal government enforces laws executive branch
This branch of the federal government makes laws legislative branch
This branch of the federal government interprets laws judicial branch
The president is part of what branch of the federal government? executive branch
The Supreme Court is part of what branch of the federal government? judicial branch
Congress is part of what branch of the federal government? legislative branch
List two things created to prevent one branch of the federal government from becoming too powerful? checks and balances and separation of powers
This allows the government to make new laws necessary to govern. elastic clause
How many houses is the Legislative Branch and what are their names? 2: Senate and House of Representatives
What was the purpose of the Great Compromise? To settle the argument of how states will be represented in Congress a 2 house legislature was created.
How many amendments to the US Constitution are there? 27
Which amendment guarantees you free speech The first amendment
Which amendment guarantees you the right to bare arms? The second amendment.
Each state gets to send how many senators to represent them in congress? 2
The number of representatives each state gets to send to congress is based on what? The state's population
One example of how the Executive Branch can check the legislative branch is... The president vetoes a law.
One example of how the Legislative Branch can check the Executive Branch is... Congress can override a veto
One way the Judicial Branch can check the Legislative Branch is to... Declare a law unconstitutional
Created by: CHS2