Constitution
Article 1(I)
Article2(II
Article 3(III
Article 4-7(IV-VII)
Amendments
Illinois
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Misc. 2
100

the introduction of the constitution is known as what

the Preamble

100

How many US representatives are there?

435

100

How many years is one term for a president?

4

100

How many Supreme Court judges are there?

9

100

what article talks about the how the state interacts with other states and the federal government 

Article 4 IV

100

The first ten amendments to the US Constitution. 

Bill of Rights

100

What year was  IL established as a state?

1818

100

flag at half staff symbolizes what 

national mourning( death or tragedy)

100

What is the maximum number of years a president can serve?

10

200

Official name of the  recorded meetings of congress  is called

The Congressional record

200

How many US senators are there?

100

200

Which branch enforces the laws?

Executive

200

What are the 3 federal courts?

1) US District Courts (Trial)

2) US Circuit Courts of Appeals (Appellate)

3) US Supreme Court

200

Who has the power to declare a law unconstitutional if it conflicts with some provision of the State or Federal Constitution?

US Courts (judiciary)

200

How many amendments are there?

27

200

 How many  districts are in Illinois

59

200

how should a flag be properly discarded

burned or buried 

200

National Anthem of the United States:

Star Spangled banner

300

What was the name for the first US system of government, which the Constitution replaced?

Articles of Confederation

300

Who is the leader of the House of Representatives?

Speaker of the House

300

Who makes up the legislative branch?

Congress (Senate & House of Representatives)

300

Who has the power to lay and collect taxes?

Congress

300

What does Article 6 cover

Explains the supremacy clause, which says that the constitution is the highest law of the land.

Also all members of government, military, and ambassadors must take the federal oath of office.

 

300

The right to privacy is covered under what amendment

4th Amendment

300

Who is the leader of the state

the Governor

300

what do the 50 stars symbolise

current states 

300

Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces?

President

400

why is the constitution considered a living document 

it can be amended or changed

400

Counterbalancing influences that ensures political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups, i.e. veto, impeachment

Checks and Balances

400

How many years is a US senator's term?

6

400

How long do judges serve?

Life, until they retire, or are impeached

400

What does Article 5 cover in the constitution 

How to amend the constitution

400

Which amendment grants the right to bear arms?

2nd amendment

400

What is another name for the lawmaking body in Illinois?

General Assembly

400

When should the flag be flown upside down?

To signal distress

400

Who can negotiate treaties?

President and his or her Cabinet

500

 explain   the Separation of Powers

Put in to place so no one branch will have more power than the other two

500

Legislators in two separate assemblies, chambers, or houses make up a what?

Bicameral Legislature

500

How many years is a US representative's term?

2

500

what is the job of the judical branch?

interprets laws

500

-Federal government selling land that they own is covered under what article

Article 4IV

500

What are the 5 freedoms of the 1st amendment 

religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition

500

You are represented by how many senators and representatives in the IL General Assembly? (individually)

1 senator and 1 representative

500

What position does the flag take when displayed with two or more flags of other nations?

Same size flags at the same height on separate staffs.

500

What are the 3 branches of government?

Legislative, Judicial, Executive

600

What are the 3 parts of the constitution

preamble

Articles

Amendments 

600

Who leads the Senate?

Vice President

600

Who makes up the executive branch?

The president and his or her Cabinet

600

what is the highest court of the land

United states Supreme court

600

What is the ratification process for an amendment to the US Constitution?

1) Proposal--2/3 of both chambers of Congress or 2/3 of state legislatures request Constitutional Convention

2) Ratification--3/4 of state legislatures approve

600

Your Miranda right are covered in which amendment

5th amendment 

600

What is the current capital of Illinois 

Springfield

600

What position does the flag take when displayed on same staff as state or local flags?

At the top

600

Someone who is 35+ years old, a natural born citizen, and a resident for at least 14 years can run for this office.

President

700

Some examples of the laws that are left to the states

  1. Marriage

  2. Education 

  3. Driver license and laws

  4. Public smoking

  5. Drinking and alcohol sales

  6. Gun ownership

700

What legislative branch deals with money issues 

House of Representatives 

700

What are some of the duties of the cabinet 

 advising  the president

Cabinet members are responsible for carrying out any laws relating to their cabinet( secretary of state, education, defense, treasury, labor,interior,transportation, agriculture,etc.) 

Must attend cabinet meetings

700

Who Appoints the judges ?

 the president

700

What year was the Constitution ratified?

1787

700

what protections are covered by the 8th amendment

no excessive bail

No cruel and unusual punishment 

700

Who is allowed to vote in Illinois?

US citizens who are 18+ years old at the time of the election and a resident of the state for 30 days prior.

700

what do the 13 stripes symbolize

13 original colonies

700

Which branch makes the laws?

Legislative

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