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What is the Constitution?
A document that outlines the form and powers of our government and our individual rights.
What are some powers only granted to the states?
DanaDaggett&MaryEllenGitter
Conduct elections, establish local governments, establish schools, regulate marriage, divorce& adoption and regulate intrest commerce.
What are some powers only granted to the us government?
DanaDaggett&MaryEllenGitter
Coin money, set up postal system, maintain military forces, declare war and regulate immigration.
What are powers granted to the us government and the states?
DanaDaggett&MaryEllenGitter
Guarentee civil rights and liberties, levy and collect taxes, provide public safty and establish courts.
What was the purpose of a "seperation of powers" and how does the checks and balances system relate to this?
DanaDaggett&MaryEllenGitter
The legistaltive, executive and judicial branches are seperate. No branch shall exersise powers properly belonging to another, trying to avoid one from becoming too big,
how are judges chosen?

tracy kasik
morgan samson
voting directly by the people
what is the bill of rights?

tracy kasik
morgan samson
a document listing the rights of a US citizen
what if the purpose of the first amendment?

tracy kasik
morgan samson
to guarantee the citizens the right to religion, speech, protest, and assembly.
a. impeachment is done by who?
b. removal is done by who?

tracy kasik
morgan samson
a. house of representatives
b. senate
what is the term when judiciaries determine a law to be unconstitutional

tracy kasik
morgan samson
judicial review
What is the highest court in the land?

(Seby C. & Grace F.)
Supreme court.
What actions must be done in order to amend the US Constitution?

(Seby C. & Grace F.)
A majority of states must vote to agree on the amendment.
What are the Bill of Rights?

(Seby C. & Grace F.)
The first ten amendments of the constitution.
What purpose do the Bill of Rights serve?

(Seby C. & Grace F.)
They list rights that cannot be taken away from you.
What are the five freedoms protected in the first amendment?

(Seby C. & Grace F.)
Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of the Press, Right to Petition, and Right to Assemble and Protest.
What is the Illinois general assembly?

Stacy, Megan, Amela
It consists of the house and senate
How are members of the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois State selected?
Stacy, Megan, Amela
By the people
what is the minimum age for the state senator?

Stacy, Megan, Amela
21
What is the minimum age for state representatives?

Stacy, Megan, Amela
21
What is the citizenship requirements for the senator?

Stacy, Megan, Amela
Has to be US citizen.
What is the citizenship requirements for the representatives?
Stacy, Megan, Amela
Has to be US citizen.
Residency requirements for senators?

Stacy, Megan, Amela
2 years
Residency requirements for representatives?

Stacy, Megan, Amela
2 years
What is the role of Illinois government when a vacancy occurs in the office of US Senator?
Stacy, Megan, Amela
governor will appoint
What is the role of the popular and electoral vote in electing the president?
the popular vote is who has the most people voting for them. Electoral vote depends on who has the most voters in the most populated states
What is the line of succession through the Secretary of State?
* Speaker of the House of Representatives
* President Pro Tempore of the Senate
* Secretary of State
* Secretary of the Treasury
* Secretary of Defense
* Attorney General
* Secretary of the Interior
* Secretary of Agriculture
* Secretary of Commerce
* Secretary of Labor
* Secretary of Health and Human Services
* Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
* Secretary of Transportation
* Secretary of Energy
* Secretary of Education
* Secretary of Veterans Affairs
* Secretary of Homeland Security
William Miron
Alexander Arellano
Matthew Pleticha

How many senators are in each state ?
William Miron
Alexander Arellano
Matthew Pleticha

2,100
William Miron
Alexander Arellano
Matthew Pleticha

How are senators elected ?
William Miron
Alexander Arellano
Matthew Pleticha

Elected from citizens
William Miron
Alexander Arellano
Matthew Pleticha

In the state of illinois, how does one become Secretary of State, Attorney General, Comptroller or Treasurer ?
William Miron
Alexander Arellano
Matthew Pleticha

All elected by citizens of illinois
Alexander Arellano
Matt Pleticha
William Miron

Term length for Senators?
Alexander Arellano
Matt Pleticha
William Miron

4
Alexander Arellano
Matt Pleticha
William Miron

Term Length for Representatives?
Alexander Arellano
Matt Pleticha
William Miron

2
What are the 3 levels and order of the federal court system?
Jake B
James R
Casey K
1. District
2. Appellate
3. Supreme
What is meant by the 5th amendment's right to refusal to be a witness against oneself?
Jake B
James R
Casey K
You have the right to not self-incrimnate.
What types of procedures might fall under "due process"?
Jake B
James R
Casey K
Procedures include trials and creation of taxing districts.
According to the amendments in the US constitution, what groups have been guaranteed the right to vote?
Jake B
James R
Casey K
18 year olds
Men and women of all races.
What happens after a bill is vetoed by the governor of Illinois?
Jake B
James R
Casey K
Sent back to General Assembly and a 3/5 vote override a veto to make the bill a law or it dies.
What freedoms are guaranteed to the citizens of Illinois according to its Bill of Rights?
Jake B
James R
Casey K
Freedom of speech, voting, religious freedom, due process, search and seizure, habeas corpus, no discrimination self-incrimination, trial by jury, ex post facto, quartering soldiers, right to bear arms
What steps must be taken for a bill to become a law?
1.) Goes through the House of Representatives
2.) senate
3.) once goes thru the president either approved or denied
what is a veto & how can it be overridden? who has the power to override/
1.) when the president denies a bill.
2.) it is overridden when 2/3s of congress agrees to override.
what does it mean to impeach & remove an official?
who has the power to impeach & remove?
1.) to accuse an official of high crimes and then to remove from office.
2.) the H.R. has power to impeach and the senate as the power to try and remove from office.
what does an inline item veto involve?
1.) when a governor excludes or vetos certain lines from spending bills.
Matt Pleticha
Alex Arellano
William Miron

Power specific to senators?
Matt Pleticha
Alex Arellano
William Miron

Remove a politician from office.
Matt Pleticha
Alex Arellano
William Miron

Power specific to representatives?
Matt Pleticha
Alex Arellano
William Miron

Tax bill start here and the power to impeach.
How does the Executive branch of government check the Legislative branch? Jeanette and Mia
The Executive branch can approve or veto a bills, call special sessions of congress and recommend legislation.
How does the Executive branch of government check the Judicial branch? Jeanette and Mia
The Executive branch can nominate supreme court justices and federal judges.
How does the Legislative branch of government check the Executive branch? Jeanette and Mia
The Legislative branch can override presidential veto's, approve or reject presidential appointments and treaties and also impeach and try the president.
How does the Legislative branch of government check the Judicial branch? Jeanette and Mia
The Legislative branch can approve or reject nomination of federal judges, create lower courts and remove judges by impeachment.
How does the Judicial branch of government check the Executive branch? Jeanette and Mia
The Judicial branch can declare treaties and executive acts unconstitutional. Appointments are for life, and judges are free from executive control.
How does the Judicial branch of government check the Legislative branch? Jeanette and Mia
The Judicial branch can declare laws unconstitutional.
37. What do the stars and strips each represent on the US flag?
The stars represent the 50 states and the strips represent the colonies.
38. What are the US Flag Code rules when the American flag is flown with flags of other nations?
The poles have to be the same size.
39. According to the US Flag Code, what behaviors should be expected in order to show respect toward the flag?
When the flag is passing, men and women need to remove their hats and put there hands over their hearts.
40. According to the US Flag code, what rules must be followed when displaying and disposing of an American flag?
The flag should be displayed flat, horizontally or vertically.
34. what are the 3 levels of the Illinois court system?
supreme, appelate, and circuit
What are some qualifications for the president?
35 Years Old
U.S. Citizen
Educated
[Diandre Lard]
What are qualifications for a Justice?
Must be a judge
Appointed by president
Must be a certain age of years old.
[Diandre Lard]
What are the Powers Of the office for the president?
[Diandre Lard]
What powers of the office for a Justice?
[Diandre Lard]
What are terms of office for a president?
4 years, possible 8 if re elected.
[Diandre Lard]
What are terms of office for a Justice?
For life, or until resignation
[Diandre Lard]
How is the president elected?
By the populous or people of the nation, which transfers to the electoral college.
[Diandre Lard]
How are Judges elected?
By the president.
[Diandre Lard]