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The court cannot impose life imprisonment for theft.
True
A person cannot be forced to testify againste him or herself in a court of law.
True
Nazis and any other organization have the right to march in a city as long as they have a permit.
True
The government cannot require you to pay a fee before voting.
True
The Suffrage amendment gave women the right to vote.
True
In Illinois you can vote before you are legally allowed to purchase alcohol.
True
A school cannot require you to say an opening prayer.
True
The press (newspapers, magazines) can be held libel for knowingly printing false information.
True
How many branches are in the Illinois state government?
Three branches
The state government of Illinois' lawmaking body is...
General Assembly
The state government of Illinois General Assembly meets in...
Springfield, Illinois
The chief executive officers in Illinois are...
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
In Illinois, if you are accused of a crime your trial will begin in the...
Circuit Court
In Illniois, the legal voting age is...
18 years old
The Governor of the state of Illinois may serve a term in office for...
4 years
The Armed Forces (Navy, Army, etc...) Commander in Chief is...
The President
The power to appoint Cabinet Members and Federal Court Judges is given to...
The President
A proposed law by Congress is called...
A Bill
The process used by the Supreme Court to interpret (declare) laws unconstitutional is known as...
Judicial Review
Giving aid and comfort to enemies or going to war against the United States is...
Treason
Changing or adding the the Constitution is known as...
An amendment
Congress must pass all bills with a majority vote...
True
A naturalized citizen is someone born outside the United States.
True
You do not have the right to yell fire in a crowded movie theatre.
True
All American citizens have the right to own a gun under state and federal laws.
True
The government may buy your property to build a public highway and can force you to sell your home.
True
The government does not have the right to lodge (place soldiers) soldiers in private homes during times of disaster.
True
The police may not enter your home to search for drugs at any time without a warrant.
True
The System of Checks and Balances makes sure that...
No branch of government gains too much power
The Legislative Branch checks the power of the Executive Brach by...
Passing Laws over the President's Veto
The Executive Branch checks the power of the Legislative Branch by...
Using the Veto on laws passed by Congress
The Judicial Branch checks the power of the Legislative and Executive Branch by...
interpreting or declaring laws unconstitutional
The total number of representatives in the House of Representatives is...
435 members (based on population)
In Congress, the Continuous Body is...
The Senate
Presidential Appointment are approved by...
The Senate
Treaties made by the president, must be approved by...
The Senate
Declaring WAR is a power given to...
Congress (The Senate and House of Representatives)
Power to regulate Immigration Laws, copyrights, and Patents is given to...
Congress(the Senate and House of Representatives)
Power to Veto laws is given to...
The President
The Civil War Amendments allowed for...
Freedom of slaves
Granting Citizenship and legal protection to all people born in the U.S.
Granting ALL MALES the right to vote
Popular Sovereignty gives the ultimate power of government to...
The People
The duty of the Legislative Branch is to...
Make and Pass Laws
Our countries first constitution was called...
The Articles of Confederation
Another name for the law making body of the Constitution is...
Congress
The Preamble establishes the...
6 reasons for a new government
The members of House of Representatives are elected for...
2 years
The qualifications to be elected as President are...
Must be 35 years old
Must be a natural born citizen
Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years
The qualifications to be elected to the House of Representatives are...
Must be 25 years old
Must be a U.S. citizen for 7 years
Must live in the state and district
The number of members in the House of Representatives is...
based on the population of each state
Impeachment means to...
Accuse a government official of a crime (wrong doing)
The power to impeach a federal official is given to...
The House of Representatives
The number of Senators in each state is...
2 for every state
A member of the Senate is elected for...
(a term) 6 years
Senators and House Representatives are elected by...
The voters (people) of the state
The qualifications to be elected to the Senate are...
Must be 30 years old
Must be a U.S. citizen for 9 years
Must live in the state
In an impeachment trial, guilt is determined by...
The Senate
The President of the Senate is...
The Vice-President of the United States
Bills to raise (collect) money start in...
House of Representatives
The major duty of the Executive Branch is to...
Enforce and Carry out the laws
The Chief Executive of the United States is...
The President
The President is elected by...
Electoral College
The length of a term for the President and Vice-President is...
4 years
The number of Electoral College votes for each states is determined by...
The number of Representatives and Senators of the state
If the President nor the Vice-President can serve as Presidents, then the next in line is...
The Speaker of the House
If the Electoral College does not have a majority vote to elect the President, the President is then elected by...
The House of Representatives
The duty if the Judicial Branch is to...
Interpret the laws
The length of term for the Supreme Court Justice's and the Federal Judge's is...
Life
The total number of the Justices (judges) in the Supreme Court is...
9 Judges
The three Federal Court levels are...
Supreme Court
Appellate (Appeals) Court
District
The constitution guarantees all accused criminals a...
Trial by Jury
Amending the constitution requires...
2/3 of Congress to propose the amendment
and
3/4 of the states must ratify
The supreme law of the land is...
The United States Constitution
The Bill of Rights are...
The First 10 Amendments
Amendments 13, 14, and 15 are known as...
The Civil War Amendments
The maximum number of years for a president is 10 years.
True
A diver's license is provided by ...
Secretary of State