Foundations
3 Branches
The President
Checks and Balances
Legislative
100
What is the system of government in which the citizens rule?
Democracy
100
Appoints cabinet officers, ambassadors, and federal judges
Executive
100
What role does the president fulfill by leading the military?
Commander-in-Chief
100
What MAJOR check does the president have over Congress?
Veto power
100
How many senators does each state get?
2
200
What document promised religious freedom in Virginia?
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
200
Interprets the laws
Judicial
200
What role is fulfilled when the president vetoes legislation?
Chief Legislator
200
What branch has the power to declare laws unconstitutional?
Judicial
200
How long is a term in the House of Representatives?
2 years
300
What document was written by George Mason and was a model for the U.S. Bill of Rights?
Virginia Declaration of Rights
300
Power to tax
Legislative
300
What role is fulfilled when the president makes appointments to his cabinet?
Chief Executive
300
This branch has the power to impeach
Legislative
300
How old do you have to be to serve in the Senate?
30 years old
400
What fundamental principle says that government is not all-powerful and may only do things the people approve.
Limited Government
400
Directs the nation's foreign policy
Executive
400
What annual speech does the Constitution require the President to make?
The State of the Union Address
400
What is needed to override a presidential veto?
2/3 majority vote in BOTH houses of Congress.
400
Where does Congress get implied powers from? (Article & Section)
Necessary and Proper Clause. Article I, Section 8
500
What fundamental principle says that the people are the source of any and all government power?
Consent of the Governed
500
Regulates interstate and foreign trade
Legislative
500
How do Cabinet members, federal agencies, and regulatory groups help the president?
Carry out (enforce) the law.
500
What major check does Congress have over the judicial branch?
Confirm or refuse judicial appointments
500
Congress cannot just pass any ol' law it wants. For a law to be allowed by the Constitution, it must be backed by what?
One or more expressed powers.
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