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A census, or count of the people, is taken every
a) 10 years b) 20 years c) 5 years d) 30 years
How can the legislative branch “check” on the executive branch?
a) veto legislation b) appoint federal judges c) overrule President’s veto d) impeach a judge
What is the main power of the judicial branch?
a) establishing courts b) appointing federal judges c) declaring the actions of the other two branches unconstitutional d) pardoning prisoners
Which branch has the power to impeach a president?
a) Executive branch b) Legislative branch c) foreign policy branch d) no branch
What are the three branches of the US government?
a) federal, presidential, congressional b) executive, federal, state c) foreign, domestic, local d) legislative, executive, judicial
The Preamble of the constitution
a) explains the powers of the national government b) lists the goals of the new plan of government c) explains the relationship between state and national governments d) concerns the interpretations of the Constitution
The first time the United States Supreme Court declared an act unconstitutional was in
a) The Jay Treaty b) Marbury v. Madison c) The Pinckney Treaty d) Hamilton’s Economic Plan
The claim that each state had the right to cancel a law passed by Congress and signed by the President if the people of the state thought it was unconstitutional, was known as
a) sectionalism b) nationalism c) nullification d) suffrage
Which is a power or title that the President of the United States does NOT have
a) Commander in Chief b) Party Leader c) Enforces the laws d) Controls all three branches of government
Who is the commander in chief of the armed forces?
a) speaker of the house b) vice president c) president d) Congress
The federal Constitution has a census every ten years to determine the make-up of what government organization?
a) NSA b) Supreme Court c) Senate d) House of Representatives
What term best describes the system where each branch of government can control or limit the others?
a) judicial review b) federalism c) separation of powers d) checks and balances
Which of the following best describes the Articles of Confederation?
a) the rules by which a state is governed b) a British plan for governing the colonies c) a plan for government of the United States d) it added more states to the union
What principle of law was established by Chief Justice John Marshall in the Supreme Court decision Marbury v. Madison (1803)?
a) Treaties signed under the Articles of Confederation were not binding b) States could not restrict interstate commerce c) Only the federal government could declare war d) The Supreme Court could declare a law unconstitutional using judicial review
What is the purpose of the Preamble?
a) to justify the Articles of Confederation b) to explain the history of American colonialism c) to state the six purposes for the constitution d) to introduce the authors of the Constitution
The Articles of Confederation were
a) a plan for central government of the United States b) an agreement between Native Americans and Americans c) the steps by which a territory became a state d) the rules for governing a state
The Great Compromise settled the controversy over the
a) right of the President to veto a bill b) system of checks and balances c) number of members of Congress from each state d) power of the President to control the military
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