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How many spots are in the House of Reps?
How many Senators are there?
How long is a Senate term?
How long is a House of Reps term?
2 branches or chambers
House of reps have the power to:
hold impeachment trials
arrest unconstitutional member
How many presidents have been impeached?
If no candidate gets majority electoral votes then ______ decides
House of reps
________ can ratify treaties.
House of Reps
How many votes from the Senate does it take to ratify treaty?
All proposed tax bills come from ___________.
Connecticut compromise also known as the ____________.
Boston Tea Party
The Great Compromise dealt with __________________________.
Proportional vs. Equal representation
All the these
Which bicameral branch is considered the upper house?
House of Reps.
Which article of the Constitution sets forth the responsibilities of the president?
all of them
According to the Constitution, the minimum age requirement for the president is
The powers of the president as outlined in the Constitution are
extensively and specifically described
very similar to the powers of a parliamentary executive
briefly stated and comparatively vague
more elaborately described than the powers of Congress.
The Constitution does not give the president power to
serve as administrative head of the nation
serve as commander-in-chief of the military
convene sessions of Congress
It takes a _________ vote of Congress to overturn a presidential veto
Researchers of both chambers (house & senate)
Experts who propose the legislation
Serve for a specific purpose ex: (debt reduction)
They negotiate differences between two chambers
_______ are party enforcers (make sure people vote for their party)
Significance of Article 1 section 1:
States who can be president
States who can vote
States who can be in the Senate
States who can be in the House of reps.
How do you meet regulations to be president?
35 years old, natural born citizen, 14 years living US
35 years old, natural born citizen, 41 years living in US
25 years old, foreign citizen, 14 years living in US
30 years old, natural born citizen. 12 years living in US
Powers not specifically said in the Constitution
•Judges have their jobs for
Act of waging war against united states or aiding enemy against United States
Used when federal officials come across laws questionable for being unconstitutional
Checks & Balances
The Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937:a legislative initiative proposed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to add more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. Roosevelt's purpose was to obtain favorable rulings regarding New Deal legislation that the court had ruled unconstitutional. (frequently called the "court-packing plan")
What court case reflects Judicial Review?
Plessy vs. ferguson
Marybury vs. madison
What year was Judicial review introduced?
In order for a bill to get veto, both chambers (senate & House) need to have a 2/3 vote.
Vass majority of court cases start?
3 basic functions:
Settle disputes, interpret laws, judicial review
start conflicts, make laws, judicial review
Settle disputes, make laws, judicial review
Past court decisions influence how courts rule on the same matter in the future
Set of cases that they are able to trial
How many tiers of federal court system?
___________ approves judges?
___________ appoints judges?
__________ courts have original jurisdiction
How many circuit courts in U.S?
How many district courts in U.S?
Two types of law that make up public law?
Civil and Criminal
Statutory and Criminal
Civil and Statutory
Federal judges salaries
Can be reduced
Can't be reduced
stay the same
Known as Originator of Judicial Review.
George W. Bush
• 4 scenarios where federal courts have original jurisdiction:
1) Causes involving treaties with other countries
2) Cases involving U.S constitution
3) Cases where the law at issue is a federal law
4) Someone sues U.S government for wronging them in a way
FIAT JUSTITIA is Latin for ‘‘Let justice be done"
Every two years, _________ of the Senate must stand for reelection.
All U.S. Senators were no longer chosen by state legislatures after the passage of the
Every two years, how many of the 435 House seats are up for reelection at the same time?
The redistribution of seats among the states every ten years after a census is known as
A president can be impeached by the _________ and tried and removed from office by the __________.
Which of the following powers is the exclusive power of the Senate?
To approve treaties
To initiate revenue bills
The power to declare war resides with:
The House and Senate together
The House Armed Services Committee
The House of Representatives
The President only
The American public generally
holds Congress as an institution in higher regard than it holds individual members of Congress
holds individual members of Congress in higher regard than it holds Congress as an institution
holds Congress in higher regard than it holds the president
holds neither Congress nor its members in high regard
The practice of altering district lines for partisan advantage after the census is also known as