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Mr. Spires Gov mini2

Study guide for Mr. Spires Government mini-test 2

QuestionAnswer
What was the primary purpose for the Bill of Rights begin added to the Constitution? To protect the people from the government and their individual liberties.
Which amendment in the bill of rights concerns itself primarily with the rights of the State government? 10th Amendment
What would be an example of freedom to assemble? Workers on strike
A 4th of July parade would be protected under which amendment and right? 1st - Right to assembly
What does the 9th Amendment mean to U.S. Citizens? Even though not all rights are listed in the Bill of Rights there are many others and it is impossible to list them all.
Which principle of the Constitution did James Madison agree with the most? Separation of Powers
Which principle of the Constitution would show the "consent of the governed" as stated in the Declaration of Independence? Popular Sovereignty
What does Popular Sovereignty mean? The people are the power behind the government. They can vote people into and out of power.
Who approves judges to the Supreme Court? Senate must approve judges to the Supreme Court
President makes treaties - Who approves them under Checks and Balances? Senate must approve treaties made by the President.
What would best explain why a treaty that the president made with a foreign country never went into effect? The Senate failed to approve the treaty.
Why did the framers of the Constitution create three separate branches of government? To prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful.
When the Supreme Court reviews a law this process is called what? Judicial review
"President Delivers State of the Union Address to Congress." "President Mobilizes the National Guard To Quell Riots." "President’s Appointee Will Enforce Federal Guidelines." What do these three quotes prove about our government? The President has duties that spans the executive, legislative and judicial branches of our government.
Can propose amendments to overrule judicial decisions. Check that the Legislative branch has over the judicial branch.
Impeachment and trial of the President Check that the Legislative branch has over the Executive branch.
Senate must approve all treaties. Check that the Legislative branch has over the Executive branch.
Nominates judges to the Supreme Court. Check that the Executive branch has over the judicial branch.
Senate must approve Judges nominated for the Supreme Court. Check that the Legislative branch has over both the Executive and the Judicial branch.
Can Veto Laws Check that the Executive branch has over the Legislative branch.
Congress can override a veto with a 2/3 vote. Check that the Legislative branch has over the Executive branch.
Can declare laws unconstitutional Check that the Judicial branch has over both the Executive and Legislative branches.
Senate must approve Presidential appointments to the Cabinet and other offices Check that the Legislative branch has over the Executive branch.
Congress has the power to declare war. Check that the Legislative branch has over Executive branch and President as the Commander-in-Chief.
President is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military. Check the Executive Branch has over the Legislative Branches power to declare war.
Grants pardons and reprieves. Check that the Executive branch has over the judicial branch.
Can impeach and remove judges. Check that the Legislative branch has over the judicial branch.
Can propose bills and call special sessions of congress. Check that the Executive branch has over the Legislative branch.
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