Foundations 3 Branches The President Checks and Balances Legislative

100

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

100

Executive
Appoints cabinet officers, ambassadors, and federal judges

100

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

100

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

100

2
How many senators does each state get?

200

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

200

Judicial
Interprets the laws

200

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

200

Judicial
What branch has the power to declare laws unconstitutional?

200

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

300

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

300

Legislative
Power to tax

300

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

300

Legislative
This branch has the power to impeach

300

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

400

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

400

Executive
Directs the nation's foreign policy

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

Legislative
Regulates interstate and foreign trade

500

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

500

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

500

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

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