Amendments
The Basics
U.S. Congress
Supreme Court
The Presidents
100

How many amendments are in the U.S. Constitution

27

100

Who does the Constitution name as the Commander in Chief?

The President

100

Which side of the Congress has two elected officials from each state?

The Senate
100

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

Nine (9)

100

Who becomes President if the incumbent is unable to work?

The Vice President

200
How is the President elected?

By the electoral college

200

What percentage of vote is required by Congress to pass an amendment?

2/3, Two-thirds

200

When does the Vice President vote?

When there is a tie vote in the Senate.

200
What is the length of term for a Supreme Court justice?

lifetime appointment

200

How many days is the President given to sign or veto a congressional bill?

10

300

What does an amendment state about housing soldiers in a private residence?

No soldier can reside in a private residence during peacetime without the consent of the owner.

300

What was the original name of the U.S. Constitution?

The Articles of Confederation

300
In 1933 what did a constitutional amendment end?

prohibition of liquor

300

Who was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court?

Sandra Day O'Connor

300

What day is not counted in the number of days the President has to sign or veto a bill?

Sunday

400
Which amendment guarantees free speech?

The first amendment.

400

Who does the Constitution give powers to that are not stated in the document?

The states (people)

400

How many votes by Congress are required to pass a constitutional amendment?

2/3 of each house of Congress

400

Which President did not appoint a Supreme Court justice?

Jimmy Carter

400

Does the President have the power to fund troops in Combat?

No. Only the Congress can appropriate funds for military or civilian purposes.

500

What does an amendment state about filling a Senate seat when a vacancy happens during a term?

The executive authority of the state (governor) can fill the vacancy until the next election.

500

What founding father did not sign the constitution?

Thomas Jefferson

500

What is the minimum age requirement of a Senator?

thirty (30)

500

What one crime cannot be decided by a jury?

Impeachment

500

How many years can a President serve?

10

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