The US Constitution
Constitutional Principles
America's Beginning
Randomly Random

100

Which part of government has the power to VETO a bill from becoming a law?
The president (executive branch)

100

“Power is divided and shared between the local, state, and national government”
Federalism

100

Why did the Americans want to start their own country?
Many answers exists...either of these answers is correct: They wanted to run their own government. They wanted a government where they elected their leaders.

100

“Form of government that emphasizes power be divided between the local, state, and national levels of government”
Federalism

200

Which branch of government is able to OVERRIDE a veto?
Congress (the Legislative branch)

200

“People are the ultimate controllers of the government aka ‘People Power’”
Popular Sovereignty

200

What was the name of America’s first government that eventually was replaced?
Articles of Confederation

200

What word describes “Changes made to the Constitution”?
Amendments

300

What part of government is responsible for RATIFYING (confirming) treaties?
The US Senate

300

“Government power is divided between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches”
Separation of Powers

300

What is the name of the document that officially freed the 13 colonies from England?
Declaration of Independence

300

This amendment says that powers not given to the national government are automatically reserved to the states.
10th Amendment

400

Why is the US Constitution referred to as a "living document"?
The document can be AMENDED (changed) to adapt to modern times.

400

“Each branch has the ability to prevent other branches from becoming too powerful”
Checks and Balances

400

What is the name of the list of liberties added to the Constitution in order to help ratify the document?
Bill of Rights

400

This amendment guarantees people can only be arrested and/or searched if the police officers have a warrant.
4th Amendment

500

List the 2 step process in making constitutional amendments.
1. 2/3 of Congress must agree to PROPOSE the amendment AND 2. 3/4 of state legislatures must agree to RATIFY the amendment

500

“Courts have the power to review government actions/laws and determine whether they are constitutional”
Judicial Review

500

Which court case established judicial review, thus defining the Supreme Court’s power?
Marbury v. Madison

500

“This clause allows the national government to make laws that aren’t necessarily enumerated in the Constitution”
Necessary and Proper Clause (aka the Elastic Clause)