Electoral College Who gets to vote? Representative qualifications Senate qualifications How do FEDERAL judges get picked?

100

False: The people vote for the electors, the electors vote for president
True or False: The people of the U.S. (voters) directly elect the President of the United States

100

The right to vote
Define suffrage

100

2 years
How often are Reps. elected? (How long is their term in office?)

100

6 years
How often are Senators elected? (How long is their term of office?)

100

The president (POTUS)
Who gets to APPOINT federal judges?

200

Winner
The electoral college is known as a _____ take all system

200

You had to be: 1. White 2. Male 3. Own property
When the Constitution was ratified in 1789, who could vote?(3 requirements)

200

The people (voters)
Who votes for Reps?

200

2 per state. Illinois has 2.
How many Senators are there in each state? How many does Illinois have?

200

the Senate
Who has to CONFIRM judicial appointments with a vote?

300

270 (remember, 270towin.com)
How many electoral votes does it take to win the presidency?

300

1. Poll Taxes 2. Literacy Tests 3. Grandfather Clauses
The 15th amendment was passed in the years following the Civil War. It allowed any male to vote regardless of their skin color. However, many African Americans STILL couldn't vote (especially in the South). Name ONE of the three measures that was put int place to prevent African Americans from voting.

300

The # of Reps is based on the population of that state. Working backwards from what we already know about the Electoral College, Illinois has 20 electoral votes. If we subtract 2 from 20 to take away the # of Senators, we see that Illinois has 18 Reps.
How many Reps are there per state? (How many does Illinois have?)

300

30 years old
What is the minimum age requirement in order to run for a senate seat?

300

1. He or she dies 2. He or she retires 3. He or she gets fired (gets impeached)
Name ONE of the three reasons a federal judge can stop being a federal judge.

400

# of total Representatives+ # of total Senators + 3 for Washington D.C.= 538 OR 435+ 100+ 3= 538
How did we determine that there would be 538 total electoral votes in the E.C.?

400

African American men via the 15th amendment in the 1870s. Women gained the right to vote in 1919 with the passage of the 19th amendment.
Which group gained suffrage rights first: African American men or white women?

400

25
What is the minimum age you must be in order to run as a Rep.?

400

State legislatures; the people (voters)
When the Constitution was ratified in 1789, who got to vote for Senators? Who gets to vote for Senators today?

400

Representative (2 years), President (4 years), Senator (6 years), Supreme Court Judge (life)
Arrange these positions in order from shortest amount of years per term (as states in the Constitution) to highest amount of years per term: Supreme Court Judge, President, Senator, Representative

500

Answers vary, but students should use evidence to support their answer. (think back to positives and negatives of Congress, state legislatures, etc.)
Is the Electoral College overall a good system to use for electing the president or not? Why? Be specific.

500

Yes No need for a voter to own property anymore 15th amendment says African Americans can vote 19th amendment says women can vote 24th amendment eliminates literacy tests, poll taxes, grandfather clauses 26th amendment says anyone 18 and over can vote
Sarah is an African-American women that is 21 years old, is a citizen of the U.S., and wants to vote in an upcoming election. She is in college, so she is currently renting an apartment. Under the voting laws of the Constitution, can she legally register to vote? Why or why not?

500

No; he's not a resident of the district he want to run in.
Ryan Matkins is a 25 year old man that has been a U.S. citizen his whole life. He wants to run as a Representative Florida's 12th congressional district, a district in which he is close to but doesn't officially live in. Under the laws stated in the Constitution, can he run for Representative?

500

No; he's 25. Must be 30 in order to run for senate.
Ryan Matkins is a 25 year old man that has been a U.S. citizen his whole life. He wants to run for a Senate seat in Florida. Under the laws stated in the Constitution, can he run for Representative?

500

1. Look for qualified nominees 2. Pick one nominee 3. Nominee gets interview before the Senate 4. Senate votes to approve or not 5. If enough yes votes are cast in the Senate, the nominee becomes new Supreme Court Judge.
Describe the process that a President must go through when there is an opening in the Supreme Court. What must he do to fill the seat?

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