AP GOV 10.txt
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AP GOV 10.txt
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When was the constitution written?
Written and signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787
What does "the constitution is what the supreme court says it is"?
Sc has power to rule amendments unconstitutional even if congress votes them in
How many articles does the constitution have?
7-ratification of the const
What happened the summer of 1787
Constitution convention was called
May 25, 1787
How is congress bicameral?
There are two houses
Employs checks and balances to prevent tyranny
What's a representative democracy?
Democracy where people are represented by delegates
Vote delegates to rep people of states
How many members of senate? House?
Why is the speaker of the house important?
In charge of the HOR
2nd in place for presidency
Explain the impeachment process
House brings act of impeaching
senate gives trial with 2/3 vote to kick out official
What role does prez pro temp play?
Presides over senate in absence of up
3rd in line for presidency
What does article 1 section 6 of the const do?
Congressmen have legislative immunity (can't be tried for what they say in congress unless)
Can't be harassed by police unless committed treason
Anyone in ex or judge branch cant also serve in leg branch
Congressmen can't resign to take another gov job if salary increases to prevent corruption
Where must all revenue/tax bills start?
HOR in ways and means committee
Designed because it's easier to vote them out if the people are unhappy with the laws
what's the elastic clause?
Necessary and proper clause
Congress can make any laws they want to fulfill enumerated powers
What did article 7 of the constitution do?
How state ratifications were necessary in order for the constitution to take effect
9/13 states must approve of it for it to take effects
How has the constitution survived with little changes?
Const pleased everyone
Written to be flexible
written to adapt to the time to prevent becoming ineffective
Can be reinterpreted
levee a lot to the state gov't
What are examples of reserved powers?
, state sales tax,
Examples of concurrent powers?
Have a military
Make and enforce laws
Advantages of federalism?
split between state and national gov
Allows the national gov to observe laws the states have and see if it would work on a national level
What are some disadvantages of federalism?
State and national gov fight through court cases
National gov usually gets the final word anyways