Flashcards in GOV 130-165 Deck (35):
Who decides if there is a conflict and throws out the unconstitutional law?
What officials must take an oath to support the Constitution
Can a person be denied public office because of religion?
Who ratified the Constitution?
Second continental amendment
On what date was the Constitution signed?
September 17, 1787
Who signed it first? Why?
President of constitutional conventions
What are the first ten amendments called?
Bill of rights
When were they ratified?
December 15, 1791
List the five rights of people protected in amendment 1.
What group is given the right to have guns in amendment 2?
Can the government regulate the carrying and use of guns?
In order to search a house, what document must the police have?
What must it tell?
What does a grand jury do?
Decide whether theres enough evidence for a trial
What is “Double Jeopardy?” Is it legal?
The prosecution of a person twice for the same offense
Can a person be forced to testify against himself in court
What amendment gives him this protection?
What is “Eminent Domain”?
The right if a government to take private property
Amendment 6 protects a person accused of a crime. List 3 of these protections.
Speedy and public trial
Innocent until proven guilty
Informed of Charge
Trial to jury appears
Right to attorney
What is a Civil case?
Illegal dispute between two parties
What is bail?
Money to get out of jail
What three protections are given an accused person in Amendment 8
Cruel and unusual punishment
Who decides what is “Excessive and Cruel”?
Judge and court
Must rights be listed in the Constitution in order for the people to have those rights?
Amendment 10 is called the “Reserved Power Amendment”. It says that powers not given to the Federal Government nor denied to the states belong to whom?
The states and the people
What amendments abolished slavery?
What is the key provision of the 14th Amendment?
Equal protection of law
According to the 15th Amendment, voting rights could not be denied because of _________ , _____________ or ____________.
What amendment gave women the same voting rights that men were entitled to?
The ___________ and___________ Amendments dealt with prohibition>
According to the 22th Amendment, how many terms can the President serve?
What President served at least 3 full terms?
F. D. Roosevelt
The 25th Amendment provides for Presidential Succession, list the first five individuals that would follow the President if he were to die, resign, or get impeached.
Speaker of the house
Secretary of the state
Secretary if treasure
Can the powers of the President be temporarily transferred?