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Constitution

Constitution flashcards

QuestionAnswer
How many parts to the constitution? 3
What is the preamble? The introduction to the constitution
What are the articles? How the government is set up
What are the amendments? The big rules and rights for the country
How many articles are there? 7
How many amendments are there? 27
What are the first 10 amendments are called? The Bill of Rights
What does the 1st amendment say? Freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition
What does the 2nd amendment say? The right to bear arms
What does the 4th amendment say? Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure
What document is the supreme law of the land? The constitution
What is the job of the legislative branch? To make the laws
What is the job of the executive branch? To enforce the laws
What is the job of the judicial branch? To interpret the laws
How many branches of government are there? 3
What is another name for the legislative branch? Congress
How many branches are there in congress? 2
What is the lower house in congress called? The House of Representatives
What is the upper house in congress called? The Senate
How many members are in the House of Representatives? 435
How many members are in the Senate? 100
How old do you have to be to be in the House of Representatives? 25
How many years do you have to be a citizen to be in the House of Representatives? 7
Where do you have to live to be in the House of Representatives? The state you are representing
How long is a term for a member of the House of Representatives? 2 years
Who is the leader of the House of Representatives? Speaker of the House
How old do you have to be to be a Senator? 30
How many years do you have to be a citizen to be in the Senate? 9
Where do you have to live to be in the Senate? The state you are representing
How long is a term for a member of the Senate? 6 years
Who is the leader of the Senate? The Vice-President
A member of the Senate is called what? A senator
A member of the House of Representatives is called a what? A representative
Who is the leader of the Executive Branch? The President
How old do you have to be to be President? 35
How many years do you have to be a citizen to be President? 14
Where do you have to be born to be President? In the United States
How long is a President's term? 4 years
How many terms can a President serve? 2
How is the President elected? Electoral college
What is the highest court in the land? The Supreme Court
How many Supreme Court justices are there? 9
How long does a Supreme Court judge serve? For life
What is the main power of the Supreme Court? To declare laws or actions unconstitutional
What is one power of the the President? To veto laws
What is one power of Congress? To make laws
Checks and balances is in place so one branch does not have too much what? Power
What is a bill? A proposed law
Who is the chief executive of the United States? The president
Who has the power to declare war? Congress