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The act of accusing the President of wrong doing and taking him out of office is called ___.
a) veto b) unconstitutional c) impeach d) override
The division of the powers of government into three branches is called
a) Federal System b) Separation of Powers c) Republic d) System of Checks and Balances
_____ was put into place to make sure that no one branch of government gets too powerful.
a) Federal System b) Separation of Powers c) Republic d) System of Checks and Balances
What branch of government judges/interprets the laws to see if they are fair?
a) Executive b) Legislative c) Judicial d) All of the above
What branch of government writes/makes the laws?
a) Executive b) Legislative c) Judicial d) All of the above
What branch of government enforces/carries out the laws?
a) Executive b) Legislative c) Judicial d) All of the above
Changes to the constitution are called_____.
a) vetoes b) delegates c) amendments d) edits
What is the form of government where power is shared between the state and the national government?
a) Federal System b) System of Checks and Balances c) Separation of Powers d) Republic
What was the first written plan of government after the Revolutionary War that was too weak?
a) Bill of Rights b) Constitution c) Declaration of Independence d) Articles of Confederation
What was the new plan of government of the United States?
a) Bill of Rights b) Constitution c) Declaration of Independence d) Articles of Confederation
The first ten amendments to the constitution. They protect citizens basic rights.
a) Bill of Rights b) Constitution c) Declaration of Independence d) Articles of Confederation
Congress is able to declare a law _____.
a) unconstitutional b) impeach c) veto d) reject
Congress is part of the ______ branch.
a) all of the b) executive c) legislative d) judicial
The Supreme Court is part of the ____ branch
a) all of the b) executive c) legislative d) judicial
The President is part of the _____ branch
a) all of the b) executive c) legislative d) judicial
Why did the colonists give the states more power than the nation in the first plan of government?
a) They liked the idea of state power and were hoping they could all just get along. b) They weren't sure what they wanted to do yet so they just wrote something quickly. c) They were afraid of a strong national government because of what they just went through with the king. d) They were hoping to elect another king that was more fair.
The colonists were not ready to approve of the constitution until ____.
a) there was a leader chosen to be king and rule the government b) they had a list of rights that would protect their freedoms c) all taxes were done away with so they wouldn't have to pay. d) they were given separate shares of land
The Northwest Ordinance was ___.
a) a written set of rules of how the land west of the Appalachian Mtns. would be split up and how the land would be used. b) a written set of rules that said colonists were not allowed to settle land beyond the Appalachian Mtns. c) a written plan that decided the size of states in the 13 colonies. d) a document that declared freedom from the west.
Congress is able to check the President by
a) vetoing a bill that is written b) declaring a law that is written unconstitutional c) appointing the justices to the Supreme Court d) impeaching him
The president is able to check the powers of congress by
a) vetoing a bill that is written b) declaring a law that is written unconstitutional c) appointing the justices to the Supreme Court d) impeaching him
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