Card Set Information
why was the constitution written?
form a more perfect union
insure domestic tranquility
provide for the common deffence
promote the general welfare
secure the blessings of liberty
how many houses of government are there?
the 2 houses of government
house of reps. & the house of senate
the purpose of congress is to what?
make the laws
the number of representative is based on what?
Missouri has how many reps.?
a representative must be how old?
how long does a rep. have to be a citizen?
the number of total representatives is limited to what number?
who presides over the house of reps.?
speaker of the house
who has the power to impeach a federal official for criminal conduct?
house of reps.
the number of senators in the senate is what?
the total number of senators in the senate is what?
members of the senate serves ___ year term. Only a ____ of the senate comes up for reelection every __ years.
a senator must be at least ____ year old, a us citizen for _____ years, and a resident of the _____ he represents.
the president of the senate is the ______. He may only vote to ______. the senate also elects a ________ to serve in the absence of the __________.
break a tie
president pro tempore
the senate tries all cases of _______. A ____ vote is required to remove a federal official from ______.
congressional elections are held in _____ years.
all bills for raising money must originate in the ___________
house of reps.
to become a law, a bill must pass _____________ and then be ____________.
both houses of congress
be signed by the president
the power of ___________ is part of the system set up by __________ to __________ the different branches of government and to ________ the power between them.
what does the congress have to do?
control the nations currency
set standard measurement
provide for the postal service
issue copy write and patterns establish court
what is habeas corpus?
a document telling you what your charges were
ex post facto?
making something eligal after its already committed
bill of attainder?
be no bill of attainder passed
the purpose of the the executive branch is to ________ the law
the president and _______ serve a __ year term.
the constitution sets up a _______ system for presidential election
the number of electors per state equal the number of ________ and _________
the people of the state vote for the electors, who in turn vote for the _______ and _______.
presidential elections are held every __ years.
a president must be a:
natural born citizen
35 years old
14 year resident
the president is the ________ in _______ of the ______ forces. he also has authority over _________ and ________ affairs
the duties of the president are spelled out in article __, section __
he informs congress of conditions in the naion and makes suggestions for legislation in the ______ of the ______ __________
the 25th amendment establishes a procedure to follow in case a president should be _______
order of succession should the president die or became incapacitated:
speaker of the house
secratary of state
secratary of treasury
the judicial branch is established to _______ the law made by congress.
the ________ ________ is the highest court in the land.
judicial branch judgment is ______
the _______ appoints judges for the federal courts with the approval of the ______.
federal judges are appointed for _____.
article __ declares the constitution to be the ______ ________ of the land.
amendment 1-4 basic freedoms:
freedom of _____
freedom of ______ and the ______
the right to ______
the right to _______ to the government for action
amendment 2 is gaurantees the right to ______ and _______ arms.
amendment 13 abolishes what?
amendment 14 defines what?
amendment 15 gaurantees the right to _______ to all U.S citizens, regardless of ____, _________, or ________