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Who is the father of the constitution?
Who wrote the Dec of Independence?
What does article 1 deal with?
How often are Representatives elected?
What does legislate mean?
to make laws
How old must a Representative be? How long must they have been a citizen?
What is a Bicameral Legislature?
two house legislature
What is a Unicameral Legislature?
What was the Great Compromise?
New Jersey plan wanted a unicameral with equal rep.
Virginia Plan wanted bicameral based on population
Bicameral established; House of Rep based on population and Senate equal
How many Senators does each state get?
What is enumeration?
Who has the sole power of impeachment?
the house of rep
Who often do Senators run for reelection?
every 6 years
How old must a Senator be? How long do they have to be a citizen?
Who is the president of the senate?
the vice president
Who heads the senate daily?
the senate pro tempore
Who has the power to try impeachment?
takes 2/3 vote
How many representatives are there?
How many Senators are there?
Where do all bills about revenue originate?
House of Rep
What vote does it take to expel a representative?
What is the Necessary and Proper Clause?
to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying out the execution of the US governmeny
What can not be granted in the US?
title of nobility
What does article 2 deal with?
the executive branch
What can the president not pardon?
What does the president need to make a treaty?
2/3 senate approval
What does article 3 deal with?
the judical branch
Trials involving multiple states goes where?
the federal court
What is needed to be tried with treason?
two eye witnesses
Who has the power to punish treason?
What does article 4?
defines the relationship between states and federal government
What is extradition?
person accused of a crime in one state flees to another and is forced to go back to first state
Who makes decisions about territory?
What does article 5 deal with?
amending the constitution
How can an amendment be proposed?
2/3 of both houses
2/3 of states call a convetion
How can an amendment be ratified?
ratified by legislatures of 3/4 of states
3/4 of conventions
What does article 6 do?
makes constitution supreme law of the land
All debts made before constitution were?
What is article 7?
said 9 out of 13 were needed to ratify constitution