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Constitution Test

QuestionAnswer
The voyages of Christopher Columbus are important because of what happened after. The voyages set off a wave of- To explore and trade
The main reason the countries of Europe colonized the new world was- Money
What philosopher would say “If government is broke, it is the people’s job to fix it.”- John Locke
The American Revolution was about – Self-Government
What Act would start protests and boycotts and become the starting point of the Revolution?- Stamp Act
The main author of the Declaration of Independence was- Thomas Jefferson
What plan governed the US from 1781 to 1789?- Articles of Confederation
Who was the first President of the United States under the constitution?- George Washington
People for a strong federal gov’t were called- Federalist
What governed how territories became a state? Northern West Ordinance
The 1st ten amendments to the constitution are known as the- Bill of Rights
How many states had to ratify the constitution before it became the law of the land? Nine
The president is elected by- Electoral College
Who was the principal author of the constitution? James Madison
What office is held by the head of the Executive Branch? President
Who has the power to make laws? Legislative Branch
Who has the power to declare war? Legislative Branch
What branch has the power to interpret the law? Judicial
True - False Marquette and Jolliet explored the Pays de Illinois for Great Britain True
True - False Columbus thought he landed in what he thought was the Indies. False
True - False George Washington was America’s first action hero True
True - False George Washington’s actions ended the French and Indian War False
True - False John Adams was known for his public speaking about the Stamp Act True
True - False Daniels Shays’ Rebellion helped to bring about the Constitution True
Numbers - House of Representative Term - 2
Number of Supreme Court Justices - 9
Length of Supreme Court Justice Term - Life
Score needed to pass this test - 60%
Number in the House of Representatives - 435
Number of Senators - 100
Number of Votes needed to become President - 270
Number of years for President’s Term - 4 years
Number of years for Senate Term - 6 years
Legislative, Executive, Judicial House of Representatives - Legislative
Legislative, Executive, Judicial Military - Executive
Legislative, Executive, Judicial Supreme Court - Judicial
Legislative, Executive, Judicial Vice President - Executive
Legislative, Executive, Judicial Senate - Legislative
Legislative, Executive, Judicial President - Executive
Legislative, Executive, Judicial Cabinet- Executive
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Unicameral Legislature - Articles of Confederation
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Bicameral Legislature - Constitution
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Used by the Colonists - Neither
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Lasted 52 Years - Neither
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Plan for Government - Both
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Could Pass Laws - Both
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Two Branches of Government - Neither
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Northwest Ordinance - Articles of Confederation
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. All states had to agree to pass a law - Articles of Confederation
Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Neither, or Both. Could assemble an Army - Constitution
Created by: dana.wyzard
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