Civics Final Exam
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Civics Final Exam
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What is Congress' primary function? It contains both the _____ and ______? ___ vote overides ____?
to make laws; Senate, House of Representatives; 2/3, veto
Constitution went into effect after approval by ____ state legislatures. What were model for it?
9; state constitutions
must be approved at both national and stave level
Where was the Constitutional Convention of 1787 held?
1st unit of gov. formed
Direct Democracy first came from where?
Represented today by ______?
Ancient Athens; Town Meetings
How many total votes in Electoral College? How many needed to win the Presidency?
division of power between the state and national governments
How long are federal court judges terms? Who is current Supreme Court Justice?
Life; John Roberts
Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition
where voters make final decisions on candidates and issues to elect local, state, and federal officials
executive leader of state government
How to spend _____ is a major point of conflict b/w local, state, and national government.
The Great Compromise..
set up 2 house legislature
group of people chosen to make laws
Local Planning Commission
set goals for land use
first doc. to limit power of English monarchy
Marketplace of Ideas
all views may be expressed in this country
Mayor Council Plan
shared powers, closely resmbles Federal Government
judges are selected by a commission, the governor, and the voters
American culture is made up of parts of many diff. cultures
governed by mayor and a council
set up party platform and planks, nominate candidates, unite various party factions
Naturalized Cititzens cannot hold what two offices in the government?
President and Vice President
person initiating a lawsuit
Preamble to the Constitution
states goals, provides common defense, and establishes justice
President requirements? How long are terms? What is the salary? What is the president's main judicial power?
35 yrs old, 4 yr terms, natural born citizen, $400,000; granting pardons
6 Propaganda techniques?
Representatives are based on ____, serve ___ yr terms, and are ______ yrs of age
population, 2, 25
under the direct control of the English crown
special district, local gov. spends most of their money on schools
Senate has how many members? Who is leader? The Senate does what?
100; Vice President; confirms Supreme court appointments
How many members are in the House of Representatives?
How many senators per state?
How old must you be to run for senate?
How long are senate terms?
upheld ruling for Nazis right to freedom of speech and assembly
Speaker of the House is the ____ of House of Representatives.
Most of state tax revenue comes from which taxes?
income and sales tax
Who was the author of the Declaration of Independence?
armbands are a form of speech protected by the 1st amendment
Weak Mayor Plan
gives all the leglislative and executive power to a council
makes rules for land use