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Ch 7 Endearing Plan of Gov

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Section 1

Question Answer
What is the US Constitution?the plan of government for the United States; drafted by the Constitutional Convention
Why does America have three branches of government?to evenly separate government powers
What are the three branches of government?judicial, executive, legislative
What is the primary activity of the legislative branch?they make the laws
What is the primary activity of the judicial branch?they interpret the laws
What is the primary activity of the executive branch?they enforce the laws
How does a bill become a federal law?it begins in house or senate; if they pass the bill, it goes to the president, who has ten days to sign or veto it
What is federalism?the division of power between state and federal government
What is the constitutional principle for whether a state law or a federal law is more important?supremacy clause
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Section 2

Question Answer
What are delegated powers?a power the constitution grants to congress and the national governement
what are concurrent powers?a power the constitution grants to congress but doesn't deny the states
What are reserved powers?a power the constitution grants reserved to the states
What is elastic clause?a clause that gives congress authority to "make all laws" to carry out their granted powers
What type of legislation can only come from the House of Representatives?origination clause
How can the House override a veto?the bill can be voted on by the two-thirds majority vote of the house
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Section 3

Question Answer
How does the legislative branch check the executive branch?removing the president from office if not doing a good job
How does the legislative branch check the judicial branch?they can remove a judge from office if not doing a good job
How does the judical branch check the executive branch?they can declare a law "unconstitutional"
How does the judicial branch check the legislative branch?declaring a law unconstitutional makes it harder for them to pass a law
How does the executive branch check the legislative branch?they can veto a law; making it harder to pass the law
How does the executive branch check the judicial?they can appoint judges to the Supreme Court
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