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Name the three branches of federal government?

Judicial
Executive
Legislative

1

List one way that Supreme Court can check or limit the power of Congress.

Courts may declare acts of congress to be unconstitutional

2

List one way that Supreme Court can check the power of the President

Courts may declare actions to be unconstitutional

3

List 5 ways that Congress checks the President.

Rejects appointments
Override vetoes

4

List 4 ways that Congress checks the courts

Creates lower courts
May impeach judges
Senate approves or rejects appointment of judges

5

List 3 ways the President checks the power of Congress

Veto legislation
Call special sessions
Recommend legislation

6

List 2 ways that the President checks the power of the courts.

Appoints supreme court justices and other federal judges

7

What is the purpose of the checks and balances system?

Keeps one branch from having to much power

8

Does this system have any drawbacks? If so, what?

Yes, takes a long time to pass a bill bc of C&B

9

Each state must respect what three things of the other states?

Public acts, laws, records

10

If a couple is married in SC, are they considered married in Georgia?

Yes

11

Does a citizen of SC have rights and protection in Georgia?

Yes

12

What is extradition

When a criminal is sent back to another state to face charges

13

Who decides how a territory is to become a state

Congress

14

Who controls federal properties?

Congress

15

Who has authority over federal territories?

Congress

16

What three things does the US government guarantee to states?

Protect borders
Protection against domestic violence
Republican form of government

17

Is it easy to change the Constitution?

No

18

What are the changes in the Constitution called?

Amendment

19

In what 4 ways may the amendments in the Constitution be proposed?

Amendment is proposed by congress Then ratified by conventions
Amendment may be proposed by a national convention and ratified by conventions

20

In what 4 ways may they be ratified

Ratified by state legislatures and by conventions

21

Were the debts of the US under the articles of the confederation paid by new government set up by the Constitution?

Yes

22

What three things are the Supreme Law of the land?

Constitution
Federal government
US treaties

23

If there is conflict between a state law and federal law, which one is tossed out?

State

24

If a federal law conflicts with the US Constitution what happens to the law?

It gets vetoed