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Constitution Quiz #1

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juliannamanore's version from 2016-11-22 05:27

Section 1

Question Answer
Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition1st Amendment
Right to bear arms2nd Amendment
Quartering of soldiers is not mandatory3rd Amendment
Right to a warrant4th Amendment
Right in criminal cases5th Amendment
Right to a fair trial6th Amendment
Rights in civil cases7th Amendment
Bail, fines, punishment8th Amendment
Rights retained by people9th Amendment
State's rights10th Amendment
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Section 2

Question Answer
Great Compromise:agreement for two-house legislature (bicameral)
Popular Sovereignty:idea that political authority will be given to the people
Federalism:sharing of power between central government and states
Republicanism:people exercise their power by voting for their political representatives
Seperation of Powers:Legislative, Executive, Judicial
Checks and Balances:keeps branches equal
Individual Rights:personal privileges and liberties
Limited Government:individuals or groups cannot twist/bypass the law
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Section 3

Question Answer
What is the main purpose of the legislative branch?creates new laws and fixes/changes current laws
What are the House of Representatives' powers?all bills that raise money must start in this house
What are the Senate's powers?acts as a court during impeachments, approve presidential appointments/treaties
What are the Legislative Branch's powers?create rules on how to become a citizen, collect taxes/pay debts/borrow money, regulate trade, coin money/punish counterfeiters, punish pirates, establish post offices, protect patents and copyrights, create lower federal courts, declare war, make any other necessary laws
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Section 4

Question Answer
How many people are in the House of Representatives?435
How many people are in the Senate?100
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Section 5

Question Answer
What are the requirements for the House of Representatives'?you must be at least 25 years old, been a citizen of U.S. for at least 7 years, and live in the state you represent
What are the requirements for the Senate?you must be at least 30 years old, been a citizen of U.S. for at least 9 years, and live in the state you represent
What do the House of Representatives' terms look like?the interest of the citizens who live in the district they represent within the state for 2 years per term
What do the Senate's terms look like?the interest of the citizens in the entire state for 6 years per term, 1/3 group for reelection every 2 years
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Section 6

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