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    • What is the Constitution? The supreme law of the land
    • Can the Constitution be changed? Yes
    • What do we call a change to the Constitution? An Amendment
    • Name the 3 branches of our government? Legislative, Executive and Judicial
    • What does the Legislative Branch do? Congress, they make the laws
    • How many Senators in Congress? 100
    • How many voting members in the House of Representatives? 435
    • What is the Executive Branch? The President and his Cabinet
    • What does the Judicial Branch do? The Supreme Court, they interpret laws
    • What is the introduction to the Constitution called? The Preamble
    • What are the first 7 words of the Preamble?We the People of the United States
    • The 1st Article gives powers to make laws to whom? The House of Representatives and the Senate
    • What does the 2nd Article do? It gives the Presidential executive powers
    • The 3rd Article gives courts judicial power and what else? Makes the Supreme Court the final court of appeal for federal and state courts
    • The Constitutional Convention met in what city? Philadelphia
    • Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? Independence Day from the British
    • How many stars are there on our flag? 50
    • How many stripes are there on the flag? 13
    • What is our National Anthem? Star Spangled Banner
    • Who wrote our National Anthem? Francis Scott Key
    • What is the minimum voting age? 18
    • Name the 13 original states? Ct, NH, NY, NJ, Mass, PA, Del, VA, NC, SC, GA, RI and MD
    • What were the 13 original states of the United States called? Colonies
    • Which president freed the slaves? Abraham Lincoln
    • In what year was the Constitution written? 1787
    • Where does Congress meet? The Capitol in Washington D.C.
    • What do the stripes on the flag mean? They represent the 13 original states
    • What do the stars on the flag mean? Each represents a state
    • In what month do we vote for president? November
    • What country did we fight during the Revolutionary war? England
    • Who nominates judges of the Supreme Court? The President
    • How many Supreme Court Justices are there? 9
    • What are the two major political parties in the United States today? Republican and Democratic
    • State Senators are now elected by? The people
    • What is the head Executive of a state called? Governor
    • What is the head Executive of a city called? Mayor
    • The length of term of members of the House of Representatives is? 2 years
    • The Legislative branch of our government is called? Congress
    • Who signs bill into law? The President
    • What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed many slaves
    • The number of Amendments Congress added to the Constitution in 1791 was? 10
    • The Articles of Confederation did not provide for? Courts
    • Laws of the United States are made by? Congress
    • The President of the meeting that was called to change the original Articles of Confederation was? George Washington
    • Our country’s first Constitution was called? The Articles of Confederation
    • The number of men who signed the Constitution was? 39
    • A member of the House of Representatives must be a U.S. citizen for how many years? 7 years
    • The number of main branches in our government is? 3
    • The Speaker of the House is chosen by? The House of Representatives
    • An impeached man is found guilty by vote of? 2/3 of the Senators present
    • The length of term of a Senator is? 6 years
    • In order to do their work, the House and Senate must have present how many members? More than 1/2 of the members
    • A member of the Senate must be at least how old? 30 years
    • A record of each Senators or Representatives vote must be given if requested by? 1/5 of the members
    • The President of the Senate is? The Vice President of the U.S.
    • Tax bills may be written only by? The House of Representatives
    • Money may be coined or printed only by? Congress
    • The Constitution forbids the use of what? A bill of attainder
    • After a bill has been sent to the President, it becomes a law if he does not send it back within how long? 10 days
    • The Constitution forbids states to? Coin money
    • A law to punish someone for something that was not against the law when he did it is called? An ‘ex post facto’ law
    • The length of term of the President is? 4 years
    • Questions about interpreting the Constitution are settled by? The Supreme Court
    • The Constitution guarantees anybody who has committed a crime the right of? Trial by jury
    • The longest possible time a person can serve as President is? 8 years
    • To convict for treason there must be how many witnesses? 2
    • A U.S. President must live in the U.S. for how many years? 14
    • Congress may propose an Amendment to the Constitution whenever what happens? 2/3 of both houses want it
    • The President may make a treaty provided he gets agreement from? 2/3 of Senators present
    • An Amendment may also become part of the Constitution by whose vote or approval? Approval by conventions in 3/4 of the states
    • The Supreme Court has a Chief Justice and how many Justices? 8 Associate Justices
    • No one hold a U.S. elected office shall ever have to pass what kind of test? Religious
    • No persons house or property may be searched without what? Search warrant
    • The 19th Amendment protects the voting rights of whom? Women
    • A man accused of a crime in court has a right to what? Hear the witnesses against them
    • The number of departments the President has in his cabinet is? 15
    • If the candidates for President have no majority of electoral votes, the President is elected by whom? The House of Representatives
    • Invoking the 5th Amendment means that an accused person? Refuses to testify against him self
    • The Federal government can punish a state which denies the right of citizens to vote by doing what? Reducing the number of its Representatives
    • The Presidents oath is administered by whom? The Chief Justice
    • The number of Amendments to the Constitution is? 27
    • The right of all citizens to vote, regardless of race, is provided by what Amendment? 15
    • Our first Vice president was? John Adams
    • The Constitutional Amendment that was later repealed was? 18
    • If neither the President nor the Vice President can serve, the position would be filled by whom? The Speaker of the House
    • The right to admit new states belongs to? Congress
    • ll federal and state officers must swear to? Support the Constitution
    • Powers not given to the U.S. by the Constitution and forbidden to the states are reserved to? The states or the people
    • The number of Presidential electors a state gets is the same as? The number of Senators and Representatives
    • Congress must meet at least once every what period of time? 1 year
    • The number of representatives a state gets depends on? The number of people it has
    • The Bill of Rights represents which Amendments? The 1st 10 Amendments
    • The Constitution guarantees what to every state? A Republican form of government
    • The Constitution forbids Congress to lay a tax on? Goods sent from one state to another
    • A state may not do what? Grant a title of nobility
    • The Constitution became the law of the land in what year? 1788
    • Judges of the Supreme Court must be nominated by whom? The President
    • The man who did the final writing of the Constitution was? Gouveneur Morris
    • One third of the Senators are elected every what period of time? 2 years
    • Congress shall make no law to? Set up a religion
    • An Amendment becomes part of the Constitution when it is ratified by? The legislatures of 3/4 of the states

     

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