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One idea contained in the
Declaration of Independence is
that a government gets its
power from
the people
Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution provides that persons with physical or mental handicaps
will not be discriminated against.
What would be the hardest thing about having a handicap.
The Illinois Constitution now in effect was adopted in
1970
Who wrote most of the Declaration of Independence
Benjamin Franklin
Father of the Declaration of Independence....very first lesson.
A federal system of government
divides power between a national
government and state governments.
To be eligivle to run for president, a person must be a natural born citizen of the United States and
35 years old and live in the US for at least 14 years.
Sometimes tricks help.....
Think 7
5x7 = 35
2x7 = 14
The number of members of the House of Representatives
always totals 435
count.....3-4-5 then switch
4-3-5
The President is not elected directly by the people. Instead, the President is elected by the
Electoral College
"elect" is in Electoral
Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution guarantees due process and equal protection under the law to all Illinois citizens. This means...
All of the above
If you read the answers.....they all apply.
1. One idea contained in the Declaration of Independence is that a government gets its power from
the Congress
the king
the people
the president
the people
THey were mad at the king, there was no Congress or President yet.
Who wrote most of the Declaration of Independence?

James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Ben Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Remember 1st section about the Declaration of Independence
3 Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution divide the power of the federal government into three branches. This principle is called

separation of powers
power to the people
federalism
concurrent powers
separation of powers
dividing powers.....
dividing is a way to separate
4.The Great Compromise settled one important issue at the Constitutional Convention

choose a Supreme Court
choose a vice president
choose members of Congress
choose a president
Choose members of Congress
It was all about representation between big states and little states
5.A federal system of government

*divides power between a national government and state governments
*collect taxes from its citizens each year
*gives unlimited power to the national government
* forbids separation of powers
divides power between a natinal governments and state governments.
6.Reserved powers are

* powers that may be used only in a national emergency
* powers that state governments may use if the powers are not given to the national government and are not forbidden to the states
* given to the federal government only
* given to both the national and state governments
powers that state governments may use if the powers are not given to the national government and are not forbidden to the states
7. Concurrent powers are powers that

* are forbidden to state governments
* are given to state governments only
* are given to the federal government only
* are given to both the national and state governments
are given to both the national and state governments
8.Articles I requires the Congress to meet

* Monday through Friday for 36 weeks each year
* at least once a month
* at least once every two years
* at least once a year
at least once a year
Congress cannot pass an ex post facto law. An ex post facto law

* applies only to post office employees
* makes an act illegal after it was done, even though when it was done, it was legal
* takes an unusually long time to go into effect
* allows discrimination based on religious preference
makes an act illegal after it was done, even though when it was done, it was legal
10.Congress cannot suspend a person’s right to the writ of habeas corpus. This protects a person from

* unjust imprisonment
* cruel and unusual punishment
* self incrimination
* high taxes
unjust imprisonment
The number of members of the House of Representatives

always totals 435
always totals 100
can be changed by the President
is the same as the number of Senators
435
think 3-4-5 then switch

435
The person who presides over the U.S. House of Representatives is

the Vice President
the Speaker of the House
the Speaker of the Senate
the president pro tempore
the Speaker of the House
It has House in the answer
A bill becomes a law only after it has been passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives and then

* signed by the President
* approved by the Cabinet
* declared constitutional by the Supreme Court
* voted on by everyone at the next general election
signed by the President
A bill becomes a law only after it has been passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives and then

* signed by the President
* approved by the Cabinet
* declared constitutional by the Supreme Court
* voted on by everyone at the next general election
signed by the President
15. The power to recognize and establish relationships with other countries and their governments is one power of

the governor of each state
the U.S. Senate
the U.S. Congress
the President
The President
. The Electoral College votes of each state

* are unimportant in electing the president
* are divided between the two candidates who received the most popular votes
* all go to the candidate who received the most popular votes
* are divided by the House of Representatives between the candidates
all go to the candidate who received the most popular votes
16. If no one running for president receives a majority of Electoral College votes,

* the House of Representatives selects the president from the 3 candidates who received the most Electoral College votes
* the President is chosen by the Supreme Court
* the election must be held over again
* the Speaker of the House becomes the President
the House of Representatives selects the president from the 3 candidates who received the most Electoral College votes
The President is not elected directly by the people. Instead, the President is elected by the

Democratic Party
governors of the states
Electoral College
Supreme Court
Electoral College
"elect" is in Electoral
To be eligible to run for president, a person must be a natural born citizen of the United States and

* be 35 years old and lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
* be 30 years old and lived in the U.S. for 20 years
* be male, be 35 years old, and lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
* be 45 years old and lived in the U.S. for 15 years
be male, be 35 years old, and lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
think "7" 5x7=35 2x7=14
One power the President does have is to

* change the price of stamps
* act as commander-in-chief of the military
* set up a court system
* collect taxes
act as commander-in-chief of the military
20. Federal judges are

* chosen by other federal judges
* chosen by Congress
* elected every four years
* appointed by the president and approved by the Senate
appointed by the president and approved by the Senate
21. Judicial review, the power of the Supreme Court to say that laws are unconstitutional, was established in 1803 in the case

Clinton versus Jones
Brown versus Topeka Board of Education
Miranda versus Arizona
Marbury versus Madison
Marbury versus Madison
22. The 1954 Supreme Court case which ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional was

Brown versus Topeka Board of Education
Marbury versus Madison
Roe versus Wade
the Dred Scott decision
Brown versus Topeka Board of Education
Federal judges serve as judges

* for life unless they are impeached
* for life and can never be removed from office
* for four years and then must run for reelection
* for six years and then must be reappointed
for life unless they are impeached
Remember...FEDERAL not State
24. Article III of the Constitution defines treason. Article III also says that a person can be convicted of treason only if the person confesses in open court or

* the House of Representatives finds the person guilty
* one eyewitness testifies against the person
* two eyewitnesses testify against the person
* the FBI presents incriminating evidence
two eyewitnesses testify against the person
25. The first ten amendments to the Constitution, approved in 1791, are known as the

the Preamble
the Gettysburg Address
Declaration of Independence
the Bill of Rights
the Bill of Rights
26. Americans are free to practice any religion they choose or practice no religion at all. The amendment which guarantees this right is

the first amendment
the fourth amendment
the second amendment
the fifth amendment
the first amendment
27. According to the 22nd amendment, a person can be elected president of the United States

only once
only twice
no more than three times
as often as he or she can win the election
only twice
28. The part of the Constitution which makes all people born in the U.S. citizens is

the Declaration of Independence
the Bill of Rights
the fourteenth amendment
the Preamble
the fourteenth amendment
29. Alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine were illegal in the U.S. after the passage of the 18th amendment in 1919. Today alcoholic drinks are legal in the United States because

* The Supreme Court ruled that the 18th amendment was unconstitutional.
* In 1933, the 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment
* Congress made a law allowing the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
* President Franklin D. Roosevelt vetoed the 18th amendment
In 1933, the 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment
If the U.S. flag is displayed with flags of other countries,

* the flags of all countries including the U. S. flag should be about the same size
* the flags of all countries including the U. S. flag should be at the same height
* no one country's flag should be higher than another's
* all of the above
* all of the above
30. If the U.S. flag is flown on the same pole and halyard with flags of other states or cities,

the U S flag should be at the top
the U S flag should be at the bottom
flags are arranged according to their size
flags are arranged in alphabetical order
the U S flag should be at the top
31. If the U.S. flag is displayed on the wall from crossed staffs, it should be

* placed in the middle with its staff behind other staffs
* on its own left with its staff in front of the other staffs
* placed in the middle with its staff in front of other staffs
* on its own right with its staff in front of the other staffs
on its own right with its staff in front of the other staffs
The Illinois Constitution now in effect was adopted in

1787
1776
1818
1970
1970
33. Article I of the Illinois Constitution provides that persons with physical or mental handicaps

are excused from jury duty
will not be discriminated against
cannot own guns
all of the above
will not be discriminated against
34. Article I of the Illinois Constitution guarantees due process and equal protection under the law to all Illinois citizens. This means

* no one can be treated differently because of race or religion
* all persons are entitled to basic civil rights
* police and courts must follow proper procedures
* all of the above
all of the above
The right of eminent domain allows

* the governor to appoint state officials
* the police to search a house without a warrant
* the general assembly to make laws for local governments
* the state of Illinois to buy private property for public use
the state of Illinois to buy private property for public use
To vote in Illinois, a person must be a U.S. citizen,

* 21 years old, a resident of Illinois for 6 months, and registered to vote
* 18 years old, a resident of Illinois for 2 years, and registered to vote
* 18 years old, a resident of an Illinois for at least 30 days before the election, and registered to vote
* 18 years old, a resident of Illinois for 1 year, and registered to vote
18 years old, a resident of an Illinois for at least 30 days before the election, and registered to vote
The legislative department of Illinois government is called

the governor’s office
the Congress
the General Assembly
the Illinois Supreme Court
the General Assembly
The main duty of the members of the General Assembly is to

make laws for the state of Illinois
carry out the laws of Illinois
run for reelection every two years
all of the above
make laws for the state of Illinois
39. To be in the Illinois General Assembly a person must be

* a U.S. citizen, 35 years old, and a resident of the district to be represented for at least 2 years
* a U.S. citizen, 25 years old, and a resident of the district to be represented for at least 2 years
* a U.S. citizen, 21 years old, and a resident of the district to be represented for at least 2 years
* a U.S. citizen, 18 years old, and a resident of the district to be represented for at least 2 years
a U.S. citizen, 21 years old, and a resident of the district to be represented for at least 2 years
40. The Illinois Constitution says the General Assembly must redistrict the legislative districts after the census every 10 years. The Illinois Constitution says these districts must be

* exactly equal in population
* the same size
* compact, contiguous, and about the same in population
* spread equally across the state of Illinois
compact, contiguous, and about the same in population
41. The chief legal officer in Illinois is

the secretary of state
the lieutenant governor
the attorney general
the governor
the attorney general
42. If the governor of Illinois dies or is unable to act as governor, the position is filled by

the lieutenant governor
the Illinois senate
the U.S. president
the secretary of state
the lieutenant governor
43. The governor appoints the directors and the administrators fo many Illinois agencies. After the governor nominates these people, they must be approved by

the lieutenant governor
the U.S. president
the secretary of state
the Illinois Senate
the Illinois Senate
44. If the governor vetoes a bill passed by the Illinois General Assembly, the General Assembly can override the governor's veto. To do this, the vote in both the Senate and House of Representatives must be

* at least more than half of all members
* unanimous
* three-fifths of all members
* three-fourths of all members
three-fifths of all members
45. One power that the Illinois governor has which the U.S. president does not have is

* ability to recommend laws
* power to declare war
* power to appoint judges
* ability to veto individual items of appropriation bills
ability to veto individual items of appropriation bills
Illinois Supreme Court justices

* are elected by the people and serve 4-year terms
* are appointed by the governor
* are appointed by the president
* are elected by the people and serve 10-year terms
are elected by the people and serve 10-year terms
47. How are the federal court system and the Illinois court system similar?

* Both have one supreme court
* Both have courts which hear appeals from lower courts
* Both have trial courts
* All of the above
All of the above
48. Both the U.S. Constitution and the Illinois Constitution can be amended or changed. A proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution must be approved by

* both the Senate and the House of Representatives
* three-fifths of all the voters during a general election
* the governor
* the Supreme Court
three-fifths of all the voters during a general election
49. For the most part, the eligibility to vote is left up to

the U.S. Supreme Court
each county's Board of Elections
the federal government
each state
each state