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Who elects the President
the electoral college
Who is the next federal official in line for the presidency after the VP.
speaker of the House of Representatives
What does Article III of the constitution deal with?
the Judicial Branch
How many justices including the chief justice are on the Supreme Court?
How long does a justice of the supreme court remain a member of the court?
Which must grant permission for a new state to enter the union?
What year did the constitution become a law fo the land?
What officer resides over the House of Representitives>
What is the offficer called who presides over the senate when the vice pres. is not in attendance?
president pro tempore
If each house of congress has passed a different version of the same bill where must the bill go?
a conference committee
for what is the pres. responsible as commander?
administering the armed forces of the nation
main idea of preamble
to state the purpose of the constitution
how is the membership of the house of representitives determined?
by the apportioned population of the states
how is represtation in the senate determined
by two representitives from each state
Goverment body has the sole right to impeach
house of representitives
Goverment body has the sole power to try an official who is impeached?
in what publication are the debates laws and other info about the activities of the legistlative branch reported?
the congressional record
which is not an expressed power of congress
to declare laws unconstitutional
What is another term for implied powers
What officers are all part of the executive branch
cabinet officers, pres, vice pres
what is it called when president refuses to sign bill into law
What is not a power of the pres.
to declare war
What kind of juristdiction does the supreme court have over the cases concerning embassadors public ministers, and disputes between states?