Constitution Test Practice

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  1. Who is the main person in the Executive Branch?
    • The President of the United States.
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  2. Which branch of the government writes or create laws?
    • The Legislative branch
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  3. Which branch is in charge of interpreting the laws that are made?
    • The Judicial Branch
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  4. Who makes sure that the laws that are made are enforced?
    • The Executive Branch
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  5. Which is the only branch of the government that can declare war?
    The Legislative Branch
  6. In which article of the U.S. Constitution is the creation of the Executive Branch Stated?
    • In Article II of the Constitution
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  7. In which article of the U.S. Constitution is the creation of the Legislative Branch Stated?
    • In Article I of the U.S. Constitution
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  8. In which article of the U.S. Constitution is the creation of the Legislative Branch Stated?
    In article 1
  9. In which article of the U.S. Constitution is the creation of the Judicial Branch Stated?
    • It is stated in Article III (3)
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  10. In which branch of the government are all the Judges, courts and justices located?
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    All the judges, courts and justices are located in the Judicial Branch.
  11. Who must approve all treaties made by the US President?
    The Senate must approve all treaties made by the president.
  12. How does the president "check" on the Legislative Branch?
    • By being able to:
    • -Veto the Congress's bills and
    • -by being able to adjourn (call) congress to meet.

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  13. Where must all tax or revenue bills begin?
    All taxes or revenue bills must start in The House of Representatives
  14. If a state has a large population then what will this mean for its membership in the House of Representatives?
    Having a larger population gives a state more Representative members
  15. What was the Great Compromise about?
    • The Great Compromise was the agreement to divide the Legislative Branch into two Houses. The House of Reps and the Senate.
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  16. What is the name of the two Houses that make up the Legislative Branch?
    • The two houses that make up the congress are the House of Representatives and The Senate.
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  17. What fraction of the All states are needed in order for an Amendment to become a part of the Law?
    3/4 of all states are needed in order for an Amendment to become a part of the Constitution.
  18. Which article in the Constitution allows the Congress to Expand its powers?
    Article I
  19. What are "reserved powers"?
    Reserved powers are the powers that are kept by the States
  20. Do states with larger populations have more members in the The House of Representatives?
    yes or no
    Yes, states with larger populations have more members in the house of Representatives
  21. What is the definition of a Republic?
    a government that is made of officials that are elected by the people
  22. What system is used to elect the president of the United States?
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    The Electoral college vote
  23. Congress has recently approved a bill. The President then Vetoed the bill. How can congress override the veto and make the bill a law.
    With a two/thirds majority vote by both the house of reps and the senate, congress can override a Veto
  24. What is the definition of Federalism?
    • A government that divides powers between the central government and state governments.
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  25. What is the name of 10 amendments?
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    The Bill of Rights is the name of the first 10 amendments.
  26. Which amendments guarantee Americans fundamental liberties?
    The first 10 amendments guarantee Americans their fundamental liberties.
  27. What does the First Amendment give people the right to do?
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    The 1st amendment gives people the freedom of speech, to picket or protest, and freedom of religion
  28. What happens to any power not delegated to the federal government?
    The powers are reserved or left to the states or the people.
  29. What is the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights?
    The 1st Amendment is the freedom of speech
  30. What amendment of the US constitution states that a citizen does not need to testify against himself in court?
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    The fifth (5th) amendment
  31. How long is a presidential term?
    A presidential term is 4 years?
  32. How often are Senators elected?
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    Senators are elected for 6 years
  33. If you were not born in the United States but want to become a U.S. Citizen, what are three major requirements to become a citizen?
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    • Be 18 years old
    • live in the US for at least 5 years
    • take a constitution test
  34. Who can get the idea for a bill to be made into a law?
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    Any American Citizen can get the idea to start a bill.
  35. Who are the only members that can INTRODUCE a bill in congress?
    The Members of the U.S. Congress are the only members who can introduce a bill.
  36. What does the necessary and proper clause of article one allow Congress to do?
    Expand their powers
  37. What can the president do if he does not approve of a law that is made by Congress?
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    He can veto and law that he does not approve
  38. What are two powers shared between the federal and state governments?Image Upload 21
    The powers to tax and build roads.
  39. During slavery why would Southern slave owners want their slaves to be counted in the population?
    If they counted their slaves then their population count grew and southern states would get more representatives.
  40. How many Senators does each state get to represent them?
    It is equal. Each state gets two (2) Senators to represent them.
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    The Bill of Rights. Amendments 1-10.
  42. What is the name of the person who leads the Judicial branch?
    Chief Justice John Roberts
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