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The elastic clause gives Congress the power to
a) declare actions of the president unconstitutional. b) amend the Constitution as times change. c) veto decisions of the Supreme Court. d) pass laws needed to carry out its other powers.
Which is of the following is legislative branch check over the judicial branch.
a) Judicial Review b) Senate approval of Supreme Court Justice nominations c) power to veto laws d) overide vetos
Which of the following is a power of the national government?
a) Make marriage laws b) Levy taxes c) Establish schools d) Coin money
The Constitution places the House of Representatives in what branch of government?
a) legislative b) judicial c) executive d) federal
What fraction of Congress is needed to propose an amendment to the Constitution?
a) 1/3 b) 1/2 c) 2/3 d) 3/4
If a law conflicts with the Constitution, who is responsible for striking it down?
a) President b) House of Repesentatives c) Supreme Court d) Senate
How long are terms of office for a U.S. Senator?
a) 2 years b) 4 years c) 6 years d) 8 years
Who serves as commander in chief of the armed forces?
a) President b) Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff c) Congress d) General
Bills dealing with taxes must originate in
a) the Senate b) the House of Representatives c) Congress d) the state legislatures
If the president vetos a law passed by Congress
a) the veto can be overidden by 2/3 vote in each chamber of Congress. b) the law may never be proposed again. c) the Supreme Court may rule the veto unconstitutional. d) the law goes into effect.
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