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Constitution Assignment for History 222

Constitution Assignment for History 222 - 7 What are the...

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Constitution Assignment for History 222 Sections 010 and 011 Use the Studying the Constitutions of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States: A Guide and Summary by Jean Stonehouse, available at the university’s bookstore to answer the following questions. Section 1: Constitution of Massachusetts. 1. Why did the town of Concord object to having the legislature write a constitution for Massachusetts? 2. What is a “civil body politics”? 3. List three civil rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Massachusetts? 4. List three rights of the accused guaranteed by the Constitution of Massachusetts? 5. The Massachusetts Legislature consists of two houses, the _________________and the ____________. How did they differ originally? How do they differ today? 6. How are the members of the Legislature chosen?
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Unformatted text preview: 7. What are the qualifications for voting in Massachusetts? 8. What is the governor’s role in the process of making laws? 9. What is the term of office for judges in Massachusetts? 10. How may judges be removed from office against their will in Massachusetts? Section 2: The United States Constitution 1. What makes the United States a “federal republic”? 2. The United States Congress consists of two houses, the __________and the __________. How do they differ? 3. What are the most significant powers of Congress? 4. What are the most significant powers of the President of the United States? 5. What is the writ of habeas corpus ? 6. What is an ex post facto law ? 7. What provision does the Constitution make for treaties? 8. How are federal judges selected?...
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