Amendment Process Bill of Rights (I-IV) Bill of Rights (V-X) Va. State Government Federalism

100

Changes made to the Constitution
What are Amendments?

100

The right to hang a pair of bear arms on your walls
What right does the 2nd Amendment protect?

100

8th
Which Amendment protects individuals from cruel and unusual punishment?

100

The General Assembly
What is the name of the legislative branch of Virginia?

100

National/federal
Foreign policy is a primary concern of which level of government?

200

27
How many Amendments are there in total?

200

4th
Which Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures of property?

200

All powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution are reserved for state governments.
What does the 10th Amendment do?

200

The Virginia Constitution
What document establishes Virginia's state government?

200

state
Public health and safety is primary a concern for which level of government?

300

To approve
What does ratify mean?

300

Search warrant based on probable cause
In most cases, what do police officers need before they can search your property?

300

Government must respect all of your legal rights, treat you fairly, and follow all of the legal steps before convicting you of a crime.
What is due process of law?

300

The governor
Who is the leader of Virginia's executive branch?

300

The division of power between the national and individual state governments.
Define federalism

400

2/3 of both houses of Congress vote - 2/3 of all states votes
What are the two ways to propose a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

400

Petition
A document signed by a large number of people demanding action from the government is an example of which 1st Amendment freedom?

400

Government may take private property for public good, as long as fair compensation is paid.
Define eminent domain

400

Legislative
Which branch of Virginia's government has the power to tax?

400

Says that federal laws are superior to state laws. If there are any conflicts between the two, federal wins.
What does the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution do?

500

3/4 of all states much approve.
What is the only way to ratify an Amendment?

500

Religion, Assembly, Press, Petition, Speech
What are all five 1st Amendment freedoms?

500

You don't have to answer any police questions
What does it mean that you have the right to remain silent?

500

House of Delegates (lowers) and Virginia Senate (Upper)
What are the names of the lower and upper house of Virginia's legislative branch?

500

Powers shared by both the nation and state governments (taxes, roads, make laws)
What are concurrent powers?

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