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US Constitution

Questions about the US Constitution

TermDefinition
1st Amendment Freedom of speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly, and the right to petition the government.
2nd Amendment Right to bear arms and to keep a well regulated militia.
3rd Amendment Right to refuse to quarter soldiers.
4th Amendment Protects your property from unreasonable searches and seizures.
5th Amendment Right to a trial by jury, protection from double jeopardy, and the right to stay silent(you don't have to take the witness stand against yourself).
6th Amendment Right to a speedy and fair trial in the state and district where the crime was committed.
7th Amendment In civil lawsuits, you have the right to a trial by jury.
8th Amendment Protection from cruel and unusual punishments for criminal charges.
9th Amendment People have rights that are not listed in the constitution.
10th Amendment Powers not listed in the constitution are reserved to the states or people.
How often are representatives elected and how long is their term of office? 2 years
What are the 3 requirement listed for House members? 25 Years old, US citizen for 7 years, living in the state they represent
What is the determining basis for how many House members a state receives? One for every 30k people
How long is the term for a Senator? 6 years
How were Senators originally chosen? Which amendment changed that? Chosen by state legislature, 17th amendment changed that
What are the 3 requirements listed for members of the Senate? 30 years old, US citizen for 9 years, living in the state they represent
Who is the president of the Senate and when may that person vote? Vice President only when there is a tie
In what federal body do all bills concerning taxes/revenue originate? House of Representatives
What fraction of both houses must vote to override a veto? 2/3
Article 1 Section 8 Clause 18 grants Congress what powers? Gives themselves power that they deem necessary to run the country "Necessary and proper clause"
How are the number of electors (electoral votes) each state gets determined? Number of representatives plus 2 for senators(DC also gets 3 electoral votes)
What are the requirements for President? 35 years old, Natural born citizen, and been a resident of the US for 14 years
Which body of Congress approves Presidential nominations? Senate
What must the President give once a year? Give congress the state of the union
What is the term of office for Supreme Court justices? Lifelong appointment
Which amendments added more voting rights? 15th, 19th, and 26th
Created by: nsullivan2