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goverment study guid

Define Constitution System of governmental principles or the document embodying these principles
When was the Constitution written 1787
What are the 3 branches of government legislative Executive Judicial
What is the function of each branch Legislative Legislative- Congress can make tax laws, regulate commerce and raise an army and navy (declare war and coin money)
Where does each branch of government meet? Legislative: Capital building Executive: White House Judicial: Supreme Court
Who is the head of each branch of government? Legislative: Congress Executive: The President Judicial: Supreme court
How many articles in the constitution? 7
How many amendments? 27
What is the function of Executive: Executive: Carries out the laws. Lead by the President who is elected by the citizens and in office for 4 years. Also has veto power ro reject bills by congress.
What is the function of Judicial: Decides if the laws made by legislative and carried out by Executive are working fairly. The Judicial branch is the court system.
What is an amendment a change to the constitution.
What are the 2 Houses in Congress: Senate and House of Representatives
How many Senators are from each state? 2
Who are the 2 Senators from North Carolina? Richard Burr Kay Hagan
How long is a Senators term? 6 year terms
What is the total number of representatives in Congress? 435
How long is a Representative term? 2 year terms
How many Representatives are from North Carolina? 13
What is the number of House of Representatives for each state based on? The states population; census, the population count.
Explain the Checks and Balance system No one branch has all the power. The other branches can challenge the decision each branch makes.
Why doesn't the President have all the power? The president(executive) can veto congress but but Legislative (congress) can over ride the veto and the Judicial can view the Presidents action unconstitutional.
What are the three functions of the White House? To house the President of the United States. The presidents official residence.
How long is a presidents term 4 years
How many terms can a president serve 2
What are the first 10 amendments called? Bill of Rights
Who is the head of the judicial Branch No precise head but John Roberts is the current Chief Justice.
How many Supreme court Justices are there? 9
How long is a Supreme Court Justice Term? they are appointed for life. They are appointed by the President in office. When one dies the current president appoints the new one.
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