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40 Cards in this Set

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What is Article I?
The Congress (Legislative Branch)
What is Article II?
The Executive Branch (The Presidency)
What is Article III?
The Judicial Branch
What is Article IV?
Interstate and Federal-State Relations
What is Article V?
The Amendment Process
What is Article VI?
General Provisions
What is Article VII?
What is Article I: Section 8: Clause 18?
The elastic or implied powers clause
What is Article III: Section 2: Clause 1?
The jurisdiction of the courts of the United States
What is Article IV: Section 4?
Federal guarantees given to the several states
What is Article VI: Section 2?
The supreme law of the land clause
What is Amendment I?
Congress shall make no law (freedom of speech...)
What is Amendment II?
a well regulated militia...necessary for security...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed
What is Amendment IV?
The right of the people
What is Amendment V?
Individual immunities
What is Amendment VIII?
Prohibition of: excessive bail requirements, excessive imposition of fines, and infliction of cruel and unusual punishments
What is Amendment IX?
Rights not enumerated in the United States Constitution are retained by the people
What is Amendment X?
Powers not delegated to the federal government nor prohibited to the several states by the U.S. constitution are reserved to the states or to the people (the only amendment that doesn't have to do with the people)
What is Amendment XIV?
No state shall: abridge the privileges and immunities of the citizens of the U.S., deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, and deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws
What is 2/3 of both houses of Congress?
impeachment and ratify treaties
What is 6 years?
senators are up for re-election this number of years
What is the number of years the members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election?
2 years
What is the minimum age you have to be in order to be a senator?
30 years old
What is the minimum age that you have to be in order to be a member of the house of representatives?
25 years old
What is the minimum age that you have to be in order to be a president?
35 years old
How many years does a senator have to be a U.S. citizen?
9 years a U.S. citizen
How many years does a member of the house of representatives have to be a citizen?
7 years a citizen
How many years does a president have to be a citizen?
a natural born citizen
How many members are in the house of representatives?
435 members
How many members are in the senate?
100 members
How many years is a president up for re-election?
4 years
How many supreme court justices are there?
What % of the house of representatives are up for re-election?
What % of the senate is up for re-election?
33.3% (1/3)
What is the maximum number of terms the president can hold the office?
2 full terms
What is impeachment?
To charge (a public official) with improper conduct in office before a proper tribunal
What 2 words aren't found anywhere in the constitution?
slavery and equality
What is judicial review?
a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional
What is the hierarchy of law?
U.S. constitution
Federal laws
state constitutions
state laws
local charters
local laws
What is the constitution?
the fundamental law