Illinois State Constitution

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  1. What capitals has Illinois had?
    Kaskaskia, Vandalia, Springfield
  2. What constitutions has Illinois had?
    1818, 1848, 1870, 1970
  3. With what movement was Samuel Witwer connected?
    A new state constitution in 1970
  4. What were the puposes of the 1970 Illinois constitution?
    More protection to individual rights, modernize government, and improve the revenue of the state
  5. What does the legislative branch do?
    Make the laws
  6. What does the executive branch do?
    Enforces, and administers laws
  7. What does the judicial branch do?
    Administers justice, and interprets the laws
  8. What is the main body in the legislative branch?
    The General Assembly
  9. Which two houses does the General Assembly contain?
    House and Senate
  10. What are the qualifications for the Legislature?
    21 years or older, resident of district for 2 years, and U.S. state citizen
  11. How many members are in the State Senate?
    59
  12. How many members are in the House?
    118
  13. What is the term in the House?
    2 years
  14. What is the term in the Senate?
    4 years
  15. What is the salary in the Senate?
    $67,836
  16. What is a quorum in the General Assembly?
    A majority of its members
  17. What are the special duties of the State Senate?
    Tries impeachment cases and approves appointment cases of the governor
  18. What are the special duties of the State House?
    Starts impeachment cases
  19. Who are the officers of the Senate?
    President of the Senate
  20. Who are the officers of the House?
    Speaker of the House
  21. What are the special duties of the General Assembly?
    Conduct investigations, redistricting every 10 years, submitting amendments to the people
  22. How laws are made in Illinois, be sure to include the role of Governor?
    • 1. Bills must be read on three different days before passage
    • 2. Bills are confined to one subject
    • 3. Bills must be passed in both houses and sent to the Governor within 30 days
    • 4. The Governor can either accept, veto or ammend the bill
  23. How soon must a bill passed in both Houses be sent to the Governor?
    30 days
  24. What can the General Assembly do after a veto?
    The legislature may override the veto with a 3/5 vote
  25. What are lobbies?
    Organized groups seek to influence lawmakers and approve bills
  26. Who are the officers (by office) in the executive branch?
    • Governor: Pat Quinn
    • Lt. Governor: Sheila Simon
    • Secretary of State: Jessie White
    • Attorney General: Lisa Madigan
    • Comptroller: Judy Baar Topenka
    • Treasurer: Dan Rutherford
  27. What are the duties of the governor?
    • 1. Reorganize executive agencies
    • 2. Commander and Chief of the State Militia
    • 3. Appoints members of State Government
    • 4. Grants pardons
  28. What are some of the restrictions on the General Assembly?
    • 1. Cannot receive an appointment by the governor to another public office
    • 2. They, along with all other state officeholders, must file a statement of economic interest¬†
    • 3. Cannot receive a salary increase during their term in office
    • 4. They cannot hold any other state-level public office, but are allowed to hold a county or municipal-level office
    • 5. Neither house can adjourn without the consent of the other house. ¬†If they cannont agree, the governor can adjourn the General Assembly
  29. What are the duties of the Illinois Supreme Court?
    They hear the appeals from the Appellate Court
  30. What are the duties of the Appellate Court?
    Hear cases on appeal from lower courts
  31. What are the duties of the Circuit Court?
    To hear all of the cases that are just getting started (General trial courts)
  32. What are Illinois voting requirements?
    18 years old, 30 days in district, citizen, register 28 days before election
  33. What are the chief forms of municipal government in Illinois?
    Mayor and council
  34. What types of elections are there in Illinois?
    Judicial Township, municipal, school, village, park
  35. When is the next general election in Illinois?
    2014
  36. List examples of special purpose districts?
    Public school district, library
  37. What type of government does Chicago have?
    Mayor and council form
  38. What branch is it?
    THE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR
    Executive Branch
  39. What branch is it?
    THE ILLINOIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    Legislative Branch
  40. What branch is it?
    THE ILLINOIS STATE SUPREME COURT
    Judicial Branch
  41. What branch is it?
    ILLINOIS CIRCUIT COURTS
    Judicial Branch
  42. What branch is it?
    LT. GOVERNOR
    Executive Branch
  43. What branch is it?
    ILLINOIS STATE SENATE
    Legislative Branch
  44. What branch is it?
    PRESIDENT OF THE ILLINOIS SENATE
    Legislative Branch
  45. Who can veto a bill passed by the General Assembly?
    Governor
  46. If the governor dies, who becomes governor?
    Lt. Governor
  47. The river that makes up the westerly border of Illinois?
    Mississippi
  48. The highest court in Illinois.
    Supreme Court
  49. Voters not only vote for state officials, they sometimes vote on public issues or questions. What are those type of elections called?
    Referendums
  50. The governor of Illinois.
    Pat Quinn
  51. The next presidential election in Illinois will be in what year?
    2016
  52. How many days does the governor have to consider a bill from the General Assembly?
    60
  53. How many constitutions has Illinois had?
    4
  54. Who may call special sessions of the General Assembly?
    Governor
  55. The executive branch official that keeps the "Great Seal" and maintains the official records of the state.
    Secretary of State
  56. Who is the chief legal officer of the state of Illinois?
    Attorney General
  57. How are Illinois judges selected?
    Vote
  58. Name the election used to select candidates for the general election.
    Primary Election
  59. The capital of Illinois.
    Springfield
  60. How many branches of government in Illinois?
    3
  61. If the General Assembly wishes to pass a bill over a veto, what fractional vote is necessary?
    Three-fifths vote
  62. Must be 25 years or older

    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Neither
  63. Are appointed by the governor
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Neither
  64. Declare laws unconstitutional
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Neither
  65. Have lawmaking responsibilities
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Both
  66. Are elected by the people
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Both
  67. Have 118 members and 118 districts
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Illinois House of Representatives
  68. Have 59 members and 59 districts
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Illinois Senate
  69. Are parts of the General Assembly
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Both
  70. Has speaker for chief officer
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    House of Representatives
  71. Has governor for chief officer
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Neither
  72. Their term is 2 years
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Illinois House of Representative
  73. Term is 4 years
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Illinois Senate
  74. Begin impeachment proceedings
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    House of Representatives
  75. Receives no salary
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Neither
  76. Has women members
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Both
  77. They meet in Springfield
    Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Neither, Both...
    Both
  78. TRUE OR FALSE:
    Both the Illinois Constitution and the United States Constitution have bills of rights?
    True
  79. TRUE OR FALSE:
    The Illinois governor is commander-in-chief of the state militia?
    True
  80. TRUE OR FALSE:
    Our state became a state in 1848 and was the 21st state?
    False
  81. TRUE OR FALSE:
    Foreign affairs is one of the duties of state government?
    False
  82. TRUE OR FALSE:
    Our governor must be 40 years old or older?
    False
  83. TRUE OR FALSE:
    Illinois voters must be 18 years old or older?
    True
  84. TRUE OR FALSE:
    There are 102 counties in Illinois?
    True
  85. TRUE OR FALSE:
    The 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution recognizes the power of the states
    True
  86. TRUE OR FALSE:
    The biggest item in state spending is for highways?
    False
  87. TRUE OR FALSE:
    Most of the Illinois court cases would take place in the circuit courts?
    True

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