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US Constitution IQ T

US History 11th Grade Understanding the Constitution Unit 3

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What was the purpose of the original US Constitution written in 1787? To create a federal government and define it's powers
Which amendments cover the Bill of Rights? The first 10 changes (or amendments) to the Constitution are the Bill of Rights.
True or False The Constitution can be amended by a 2/3rds vote of both houses, if 3/4ths of the states approve True
How many amendments are there to the Constitution? 27
The Constitution gives which branch of the government the most powers? All are equal
True or False Only a person born in the US can be elected President True
True or False Only a person born in the US can be elected Vice President True
True or False In a Presidential election, the candidate who gets the most popular votes will become President False
True or False Only the President has the authority to declare war False
Who has the power to appoint a Justice to the Supreme Court? The President
Can a state require its citizens to take a literacy test before they may register to vote? No
Can a state establish the death penalty as a punishment for certain crimes? Yes
Can a state legalize marijuana within its borders? Yes
Can an important court case be tried in the Supreme Court before it is tried in another court? Yes
Who is the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? John Roberts
What issue did the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown v Board of Education deal with? Racial segregation in schools
True or False The Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to freedom of religion. True
Can a person be punished for a crime committed before he or she is 18 years old? Yes
Can the police search your home without your permission if they have obtained a search warrant through a judge? Yes
True or False Under the Constitution if you have been accused of a serious crime you must be provided all of the following a lawyer if you cannot pay for one, a speedy trial, and a trial by jury. True
Do schools have the right to paddle students? No
Can the police legally search your car on school property without a search warrant? Yes
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can appoint judges? Executive
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can impeach Presidents? Legislative
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can veto laws? Executive
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can grant pardons? Excutive
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can levy taxes? Legislative
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can declare war? Legislative
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can make laws? Legislative
Executive/Legislative/Judicial Which one can change the Constitution? Legislative
All About the Numbers Total Number of Electoral Votes 538
All About the Numbers Total Number of Georgia's Electoral Votes 16
All About the Numbers Term for a member of the House of Representatives 2
All About the Numbers Total Number in the House of Representatives 435
All About the Numbers Total Number in the Senate 100
All About the Numbers Number of Electoral Votes for D.C. 3
All About the Numbers Term for a Senator 6
All About the Numbers Term for a President 4
All About the Numbers Number of Electoral Votes needed to become President 270
All About the Numbers Number of Supreme Court Justices Today 9
All About the Numbers Term for a Federal Judge Life
The government taking your property for the benefit of all of the people is called? Eminent Domain
An order directing the jailer to bring the prisoner directly to court and produce evidence against the prisoner or release him is called? Habeas Corpus
If a person is carrying on war against the US or helping enemies of the US he or she can be convicted of what? Treason
This makes unlawful something that was not illegal at the time it was done..... Ex post facto law
This word is used to describe the right to vote Suffrage
What is the maximum number of years that someone can serve as President? 10
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