Checks and Balances
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch
Legislative Branch
Grab Bag

100

This person can veto a bill.

Who is the President?

100

He is the current leader of our Executive Branch.

Who is Donald Trump?

100

The highest court in the land is called this.

What is the Supreme Court?

100

These are what this branch makes.

What are laws?

100

This is the level of government that will issue your driver's license.

What is "state" or "state level"?

200

These were created to keep our country from having an "all powerful" king, or dictator.

What are checks and balances, or branches of government?

200

This is the building in which the Executive Branch works.

What is the White House?

200

There are nine of us.

What are Supreme Court Justices?

200

This is the name used when people speak about both houses (parts) of the Legislative branch.

What is Congress?

200

Both of these levels of government put money into maintaining prisons.

What are state and federal?....fun fact, Mrs. Walk served her 5 years in a federal prison, and 3 months of that were in solitary confinement for threatening a guard.  Do NOT disrespect her!!

300

This branch can declare a law unconstitutional.

What is the Judicial Branch?

300

This is a group of people who help the President make decisions about agriculture, housing, trade, education, defense, and more

What is a cabinet?

300

This is the length of a Supreme Court Justice's term.

What is for life (lifetime)?

300

My part of Congress includes 435 people, but that number can change as populations change.

What is the House of Representatives?

300

Once a bill is introduced into Congress, this is the fraction of senators that must vote "yea" before it can continue on to the House of Representatives.

What is 1/2?

400

This branch controls how the US Government spends its money.

What is the Legislative Branch?

400

Before Donald Trump, he was the commander in chief of the military.

Who was Barack Obama?

400

I can appoint people to serve on the Supreme Court, but my decisions are not final.

Who is the President?

400

My membership is fixed at 100 people and wouldn't change unless the US gains another state.

What is the Senate?

400

If a bill can get past the House of Representatives, this is who it goes to next.

Who is the President?

500

The part of our government that can impeach the President or Supreme Court Justices if they break the law.

Who are senators, or The Senate?

500

I would take over if something happened to the President such as, death, kidnapping, illness, resignation, or impeachment.

Who is the Vice President?

500

There are three types of these:

Local ones that deal with parking tickets and other city or county concerns.

State ones that hear cases concerning crimes that break state laws.

Federal ones which deal with matters involving breaking national laws.

What are courts, or court systems?

500

Sure we can write bills (unofficial laws), but this branch can "just say no" to us and check our power.

What is the Executive Branch?

500

This is the person who would have been the Commander in Chief if Donald Trump had not won the last election.

Who is Hillary Clinton?