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According to Article 6 of the Constitution what is the supreme law of the land?
The U.S. Constitution
Before the adoption of the Constitution, the states were joined by what document?
The Articles of Confederations
How are the number of electoral votes a state recieves determined?
By the # of senators + representatives. (535)
How can amendments to the Constitution be proposed?
By 2/3 of both houses of Congress vote or 2/3 state legislatures meet in a convention.
How can amendments to the Constitution be ratified?
By 3/4 of state legislatures can approve an amendment or by 3/4 of state legislatures meeting in convention.
How can Congress override the President's veto?
By 2/3 majority vote.
How do people in a democracy exercise their power?
By voting
How does the preamble begin?
We the People of the United States
How long is the term for a U.S. Representative?
2 years
How long is the term for a U.S. Senator?
6 years
How long is the term of a U.S. President?
4 years
How many Amendments have been added to the U.S. Constitution?
27
How many articles are in the U.S. Constitution?
7
How many branches of government are there in the U.S. government?
3
How many houses of Congress are there?
2- House of Representative and Senate
How many justices are ther on the U.S. Supreme Court?
9
How many members are there in the U.S. senator?
100
How many voting members are there in the House of Representative?
435
How old must a member of the House of Representatives be?
25 years old
How old must a member of the Senate be?
30 years old
List the powers of the President of the United States.
Control foreign affairs, domestic power, appoints many officials, grants pardons, commander in cheif of the armed forces, prepares a budget of the nation.
The Constitution needed approval of how many states before it could go into effect?
9 out of 13
What are the 1st ten amendments called?
Bill of Rights
What are the goals of the preamble?
To form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide fore the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and out posterity.
What are the qualifications to be a Supreme Court justice?
There are none
What are the qualification to become President of the United States?
35 years old, natural born citizen, and live in U.S. for 14 years.
What article esablished the Supreme Court?
Article 3
What determines the number of Senators each state has in the U.S. Senate?
It is equal, each state has 2 senators.
What does Article 5 of the Constitution deal with?
Amending the Contitution.
What does bicameral mean?
2 houses or chambers.
According to Article 6 of the Constitution what is the supreme law of the land?
The U.S. Constitution
Before the adoption of the Constitution, the states were joined by what document?
The Articles of Confederations
How are the number of electoral votes a state recieves determined?
By the # of senators + representatives. (535)
How can amendments to the Constitution be proposed?
By 2/3 of both houses of Congress vote or 2/3 state legislatures meet in a convention.
How can amendments to the Constitution be ratified?
By 3/4 of state legislatures can approve an amendment or by 3/4 of state legislatures meeting in convention.
How can Congress override the President's veto?
By 2/3 majority vote.
How do people in a democracy exercise their power?
By voting
How does the preamble begin?
We the People of the United States
How long is the term for a U.S. Representative?
2 years
How long is the term for a U.S. Senator?
6 years
How long is the term of a U.S. President?
4 years
How many Amendments have been added to the U.S. Constitution?
27
How many articles are in the U.S. Constitution?
7
How many branches of government are there in the U.S. government?
3
How many houses of Congress are there?
2- House of Representative and Senate