1. Bill of Rights
a. The bill of rights is a document that limits the power of
the government and protects the rights we have as
2. 1st amendment: The 5 freedoms
i. Establishment clause
1. Government will not setup a state
Political systems Exam Material
1. What are the 3 branches of the Us Government?
ii. Article 1
i. Article ii
i. Article iii
ii. Supreme court
2. What are the different forms of government?
b. Anti- federalists
c. The federalists papers
d. Bill of rights
2. The US Constitution
a. Article 1: Legislative Branch
b. Article 2: Executive Branch
c. Article 3: Judicial Branch
d. Article 4: Relations among the states
1. Foundations Class Notes
i. 4 features of a state:
a. Must have a population
2. Defined territory
a. Provide them with a sense of belonging
a. Power to rule themselves
a. A form of government to mainta
1. Presidential Terms
a. The US constitution stipulates that the president and the vice president
both will serve a term of 4 years.
b. However, the US constitution did not limit the president to a certain
number of terms
c. The 20th amendment to the US c
1. Presidential Facts
a. We have had 44 US presidents in our history
b. All have been male
c. 15 have been Democrat, including President Obama
d. 18 have been republican
2. John Adams and John Quincy Adams
a. Are the first father and son
1. What is the main function of the following branches of government?
2. Describe the following forms of government:
Unit 2 Test
1. What would cause the judicial branch of government do declare a law unconstitutional?
2. What are formal amendments to the Constitution and how are they added?
3. What does popular sovereignty mean for the people of the United States?
1. What are the major steps in the legislative process?
2. What are the different salaries earned by members of Congress?
3. List the major aspects of Congress that are listed in Article I of the US
4. What is the differen
Legislative Branch Study Guide
1. How is a term of Congress different from a session of Congress?
2. The Constitution gives the President the power to prorogue a session of Congress.
What does this mean and when may the President utilize this power?