Foundations
3 Branches
The President
Checks and Balances
Legislative

100

What is the system of government in which the citizens rule?
Democracy

100

Appoints cabinet officers, ambassadors, and federal judges
Executive

100

What role does the president fulfill by leading the military?
Commander-in-Chief

100

What MAJOR check does the president have over Congress?
Veto power

100

How many senators does each state get?
2

200

What document promised religious freedom in Virginia?
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

200

Interprets the laws
Judicial

200

What role is fulfilled when the president vetoes legislation?
Chief Legislator

200

What branch has the power to declare laws unconstitutional?
Judicial

200

How long is a term in the House of Representatives?
2 years

300

What document was written by George Mason and was a model for the U.S. Bill of Rights?
Virginia Declaration of Rights

300

Power to tax
Legislative

300

What role is fulfilled when the president makes appointments to his cabinet?
Chief Executive

300

This branch has the power to impeach
Legislative

300

How old do you have to be to serve in the Senate?
30 years old

400

What fundamental principle says that government is not all-powerful and may only do things the people approve.
Limited Government

400

Directs the nation's foreign policy
Executive

400

What annual speech does the Constitution require the President to make?
The State of the Union Address

400

What is needed to override a presidential veto?
2/3 majority vote in BOTH houses of Congress.

400

Where does Congress get implied powers from? (Article & Section)
Necessary and Proper Clause. Article I, Section 8

500

What fundamental principle says that the people are the source of any and all government power?
Consent of the Governed

500

Regulates interstate and foreign trade
Legislative

500

How do Cabinet members, federal agencies, and regulatory groups help the president?
Carry out (enforce) the law.

500

What major check does Congress have over the judicial branch?
Confirm or refuse judicial appointments

500

Congress cannot just pass any ol' law it wants. For a law to be allowed by the Constitution, it must be backed by what?
One or more expressed powers.