1) Among the broad purposes of the United States government spelled-out in the Preamble to the Constitution is the obligation to provide for ___________________ and ensure the people’s _____________________.
Justice, General Welfare
2) The ____________________ was created to establish the principle of limited government, in which the power of the monarch was limited and not absolute.
3) The __________________________ served as the first National Government of the United States.
2nd Continental Congress
4) Government that exists and functions only with the consent of the governed is defined by the principle of _______________________________.
5) The writings of John Locke, British tradition, and the colonial experience were all major sources for the _________________________.
6) Although the Constitution is often called a “bundle of compromises,” nearly all the delegates were dedicated to the concept of _________________________.
7) Freedom of speech, religion, and press are all found in the _________________________.
Bill of Rights
8) The ______________________ wanted a Bill of Rights added to the Constitution before they would allow its ratification.
9) The part of the Constitution that contains the Bill of Rights is called the _______________________.
10) The principle of ________________________ holds that the government may only do those things that the people give it power to do.
11) The Anti-Federalists were _______________________ and ______________________ (pending the addition of a Bill of Rights).
Pro-States' Rights, Anti-Constitution
12) “…. Establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty…” is a quote from the __________________________.
13) The principle of _______________________ was created as a compromise between a powerful central government and a loose confederation of states.
14) ____________________________ asserted the precedent of judicial review.
Marbury v. Madison
15) The power to collect taxes is an example of a ____________________________.
1) To serve as President one must be ______ years of age, a __________________ citizen, and at some point in time, resided in the United States for a period of at least 14 years.
35, Natural Born
2) The __________ Amendment states that the President may serve a maximum of _________ terms in office.
3) Each term of the Presidency lasts for ______ years.
4) If the President and Vice President are both unable to hold office, the next in line to become President is the _______________________.
Speaker of House
5) The President may check the power of Congress with his power to ____________ a bill.
6) The formal duties of the _________________________ include presiding over the Senate and casting the rare tie-breaking vote.
7) The order by which the cabinet secretaries could become president is determined by the order _______________ chronologically created each department.
8) As __________________________, the President executes the laws passed by Congress.
9) The President decides that a bill sent to him does not meet the goals of his administration and decides to veto it. The President is acting as __________________________________.
10) The President suggests measures to ease the financial markets and plan a course for monetary stability in the United States. The President is acting as ________________________________.
Chief Finincial/ Economic Planner
11) The specific powers of the President come from the ____________________________.
12) The cabinet secretaries are nominated by the _____________________ and confirmed by the ___________________.
13) As _______________________, the President may call up and command the State militias, use the US army to control domestic uprisings, and commit American troops abroad for up to 60 days without the consent of Congress.
Commander in Chief
14) The main function of the ______________________ is to perform the day to day business of the federal government.
15) The main function of the ____________________________ is to enforce federal law.
16) The _________________________________ deals with foreign relations, ambassadors, and diplomacy.
Department of State
17) If a terrorist threat against the Brooklyn Bridge is intercepted, the _________________________________ is mainly responsible for analyzing the information and protecting the bridge against attack.
Department of Homeland Security
18) The _______________________________ is responsible for collecting federal taxes.
19) The _________________________ in the Executive Office of the President informs the media about the President’s status on the issues.
20) The _______________________________ develops the Federal budget for the President to send to Congress for approval.
Office of Management
21) The current governor of Virginia is ________________________.
22) If Congress disapproved of a military action initiated by the President, in order to remove troops from combat, Congress could stop ________________________.