Flashcards in GOV 106-130 Deck (25):
Name the three branches of federal government?
List one way that Supreme Court can check or limit the power of Congress.
Courts may declare acts of congress to be unconstitutional
List one way that Supreme Court can check the power of the President
Courts may declare actions to be unconstitutional
List 5 ways that Congress checks the President.
List 4 ways that Congress checks the courts
Creates lower courts
May impeach judges
Senate approves or rejects appointment of judges
List 3 ways the President checks the power of Congress
Call special sessions
List 2 ways that the President checks the power of the courts.
Appoints supreme court justices and other federal judges
What is the purpose of the checks and balances system?
Keeps one branch from having to much power
Does this system have any drawbacks? If so, what?
Yes, takes a long time to pass a bill bc of C&B
Each state must respect what three things of the other states?
Public acts, laws, records
If a couple is married in SC, are they considered married in Georgia?
Does a citizen of SC have rights and protection in Georgia?
What is extradition
When a criminal is sent back to another state to face charges
Who decides how a territory is to become a state
Who controls federal properties?
Who has authority over federal territories?
What three things does the US government guarantee to states?
Protection against domestic violence
Republican form of government
Is it easy to change the Constitution?
What are the changes in the Constitution called?
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
In what 4 ways may they be ratified
Ratified by state legislatures and by conventions
Were the debts of the US under the articles of the confederation paid by new government set up by the Constitution?
What three things are the Supreme Law of the land?
If there is conflict between a state law and federal law, which one is tossed out?