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How can the Executive Branch check the Judicial Branch?
a) Can Veto a Bill b) Declares a Law Unconstitutional c) Pardon a Federal Prisoner d) Impeach a judge
How can the Judicial Branch check the Executive or Legislative Branch?
a) Can Veto a Bill b) Declares a Law Unconstitutional c) Pardon a Federal Prisoner d) Impeach a judge
Our Posterity means
a) Ancestors b) Parents c) Brothers and Sisters d) Descendants (Children and future generations)
How does the Executive Branch check the Legislative Branch?
a) Can Veto a Bill b) Declares a Law Unconstitutional c) Impeach a judge d) Override a veto with a 2/3 majority in both houses
Which words of the Preamble best justify the creation of federal courts?
a) Form a more perfect union b) Establish justice c) Promote the General Welfare d) Secure the blessings of liberty
As used in the Preamble, the word tranquility means
a) Stillness b) Peace and Order c) Relaxation d) Calmness of Mind
To “provide for the common defense” means to
a) Protect Americans from foreign enemies b) Keep law-abiding people safe from criminals c) Provide lawyers to people accused of crimes d) Apply the same laws to all people, rich or poor
An amendment may be ratified by three fourths of the
a) State legislatures b) Members of Congress c) Supreme Court Justices d) President’s close advisors
How many ways are there to propose a constitutional amendment?
a) One b) Two c) Three d) Four
The Preamble lists the
a) Powers of the Congress b) Limits on the government power c) Goals of the government d) Rights of the people
The Preamble’s first three words tell us the authority of the Constitution come from
a) The Constitutional Convention b) Members of Congress c) State legislatures d) Ordinary citizens
An amendment to the Constitution can be proposed by either
a) The president or a national convention b) The House or Senate c) Congress or a National Convention d) President or Congress
The “elastic clause” give congress power to
a) Amend the Constitution as times change b) Declare actions of the president unconstitutional c) Veto decisions of the Supreme Court d) Pass laws needed to carry out its other powers
The Constitution has survived for 200 years because it
a) Gives more power to the states than to the national government b) Combines a strong framework for the government with flexibility c) Creates a framework for government that can never be changed d) Has been amended thousands of times to make it work better
A bill cannot become a law until it is
a) Approved by Congress and judged constitutional by the Supreme Court b) Proposed by the president and approved by Congress c) Approved by Congress and signed by the president d) Proposed by Congress and ratified by the states
The framers designed a system of checks and balances to
a) Share power between the national and state governments b) Make it difficult but not impossible to amend the constitution c) Make sure that the Constitution was the supreme law of the land d) Keep any one branch of government from becoming too powerful
How can the Legislative Branch check the Executive Branch
a) Can Veto a Bill b) Declares a Law Unconstitutional c) Pardon a Federal Prisoner d) Override a veto with a 2/3 majority in both houses
How can the legislative Branch check the Judicial Branch?
a) Propose and amendment to the Constitution b) Pardon a Federal Prisoner c) Veto a Bill d) They can't check the Judicial Branch
What is the main job of the Executive Branch
a) To make the laws b) To enforce the laws c) To interpret the laws d) None of the choices
What is the main job of the Legislative Branch?
a) To make the laws b) To enforce the laws c) To interpret the laws d) None of the choices
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