US Midterm 2
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US Midterm 2
What did the federalists add to to address the concerns of many Antifederalists?
Bill of Rights
How are the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights similar?
Both declare rights
What rights are primarily dealth with by the first amendment of the Constitution?
speech, press, assembly, religion, petition
What amendment is the constitutional basis for the separation of church and state?
Why was the 9th amendment included in the bill of rights?
powers reserved to the people
Why was the 10th amendment included in the bill of rights?
powers reserved to the state
What idea is expressed by Article 1 Section 9 Clause 2 of the Constitution?
What war saw the writ of habeus corpus suspended by the president?
What must a candidate recieve to win a presidential election?
51% - 270 electoral votes
What are the powers of the president, according to the US constitution?
commander in chief, chief executive, chied legistator, chief of state, chief diplomat
What federal governement change results from the census that is taken every ten years?
representation in the house of representatives
What powers are delegated to the federal governement in the US constitution?
coin money, war
How is the constitution "the supreme law of the land," in regards to state laws?
it is supreme
What Supreme Court case established Judicial Review?
Marbury v. Madison
What is Judicial Review?
Judicial branches power to declare a laws constitutionality
What principle is intended to ensure no one government branch has more power than another branch?
checks and balances
What document is referred to as the "supreme law of the land" in the US?
What is federalism?
division between state and government powers
What are delegated powers?
powers for federal government
What are reserved powers?
powers fot state governments
What are concurrent powers?
powers for both
What government has the power to pass marriage/divorce laws and create vehicle/traffic regulations?