Gilchrist Constitution Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Loc
Place
Convention
Meeting
Ratify
To approve
Aud
To hear
Amend
To change
Unicameral
Means one house
Ped
This root means foot
Cycl
This root means circle
Privilege
Special reward or right
435
How many representatives total?
Veto
Say no, refuse to approve
Legislative
This branch is the Congress
3
How many branches of government?
Capitol Building
Place where Congress meets
Executive
This branch is the President
Confederation
Loose grouping - not strong, weak
Virginia Plan
Plan presented at Constitutional Convention based on population
Judicial
This branch is the Supreme Court
Senate
Who has to approve a treaty?
Spec
This root means to see or look
Delaware
The first state to ratify the Constitution
Majority
1/2 + 1. More than half
Census
Counting all the people to determine the population is called a
Term
Time that a person serves in office
9
How many Supreme Court justices are there?
10th amendment
Which amendment gives powers not listed to the states?
To change
What does it mean to amend?
Rhode Island
The last state to ratify the Constitution
The story of a person's life written by another person is
Biography
Natural Rights
Rights of life, liberty and property are called your what?
New Jersey Plan
Plan of government at Constitutional Convention that is equal
Vice-President
Who is the presiding officer of the Senate?
2/3
What fraction of the Senate must vote guilty to impeach?
2 houses
Number of houses of Congress in our government today
To make you personal mark is called youra) Signatureb) Nationc) Spectacled) Construction
a) signature
Something you can hear isa) Tactileb) Audiblec) Pedestriand) Spectator
b) Audible
The study of the stars isa) Biologyb) Astronomyc) Biographyd) Photography
b) Astronomy
Treason
What is it called if you betray your country?
The House of Representatives
Where do all money bills start?
Plan presented at Constitutional Convention with representation based on population
What is the Virginia Plan?
House of Representatives
Which house impeaches or charges the official?
False
True or False. The President has the power to say how people become US citizens.
Life
What is the term for a Supreme Court judge?
A member of the audience or someone who sees something is a) bicycleb) maternalc) Spectatord) visible
c) Spectator
Count of the people every 10 years
What is a census?
Interprets the laws
What is the job of the judicial branch?
The state and the national government
The Federal System divides power between what 2 groups?
Bill becomes a law
What happens to a bill if the President signs it?
First 10 Amendments to the Constitution
What are the Bill of Rights?
Plan represented at the Constitutional Convention based on equality
What is the New Jersey Plan?
Both the Congress and the states
Who has the power to tax?
State of nature
When there are no laws or rules it is called what?
It stretches the power of Congress. Congress can make any law it needs to in order to do its job
What is the Elastic Clause?
Law that convicts someone without a trial
What is a bill of attainder?
If you move a bone or joint out of place, you have done what to it?a) Recognized itb) Signed itc) Dislocated itd) Generated it
c) dislocated it
When a bill does not become a law because the President ignores it for more than 10 days and Congress is not meeting
What is a pocket veto?
Carries out, executes or enforces the laws
What is the job of the executive branch?
They could NOT tax and or control trade between the states
2 powers that the Congress did NOT have under the Articles of Confederation?
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