Card Set Information
Resident in State Elected in
9 yr citizen
Born in US
14 Yr Citizen
5 Informal Qualifications for Pres?
5 Powers of Congress
Pass Laws/Override vetos
establish post offices
One level: National
gov where people have power
set of rules for gov to follow
multiple levels of government
economic system that emphasizes free choice
Wrote the Declaration of Independence?
What tells us why Constitution was written?
false speech intended to harm someone
To override a veto what fraction of the congress needs to vote in favor?
Why were amendments added?
to change with the nation
First 10 Amendments?
Bill of Rights
When criminal flees to another state, they must be returned to state the crime was committed in...what is this called?
agreement between states
How did Congress pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
used their power to regulate commerce
Assistants to majority and minority leaders?
process of setting up new congressional districts
presiding officer of House?
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate?
talking in the Senate in order to kill a bill?
Fillibuster can be stopped with?
line to be president
speaker of the house
longest a person can be President
group of experts chosen by President
address given by the president?
state of the union
Who did not run for reelection because of the Vietnam War?
What did the Department of War turn into?
Department of Defense
what is the major power of Congress?
power of the purse (control of money)
offices of ambassadors
largest agency in Office of President?
Office of Management & Budget
last resort for questions of federal law?
SC decision explanation?
How did the Founding Fathers divide the power among each branch and limit powers?
Congress can make laws, SC reeviews the laws to rule them constitutional or not, president can veto the law, congress can override the veto.
Bills have to start in the house and go through the process