Flashcards in Gov Final Deck (101)
What document was not originally included with the constitution, but was added at a later date?
The bill of rights
What was the weather like during the constitutional convention in the summer of 1787?
What was the name for the plan of government authored by William Patterson and proposed by the small states at the constitutional convention?
The New Jersey plan
Which of the original thirteen states (the smallest) did not send a delegation to the constitutional convention?
What other famous American document was also created at independence hall?
The Declaration of Independence
What delegate to the constitutional convention was considered to be the architect of the Virginia plan, and is known as the "father of the constitution"?
Who were two delegates from the state of Virginia that refused to sign the contusion because each man had differences of opinion regarding the document?
George mason and Edmund Randolph
Who has the power to veto proposed laws?
What branch of the federal government is responsible for interpreting of judging the meaning of laws?
The judiciary branch
What two groups, evolved into this nations first political parties as a result of the division created over the ratification of the constitution?
Federalists and anti- federalists
What is the preamble?
The introduction to the constitution
Who is the head of the branch?
How many amendments are currently apart of the U.S. Constitution?
What past president first established the "no-third-term" tradition?
The U.S. Congress has for,ally declared war five times; what previous wars were not formally by the U.S. Congress?
1812 Mexican-American, Spanish-American, WWI, WWII
How did the framers of the constitution emphasize the importance of the American people, when it comes to the U.S. Constitution?
"We the people" in the preamble
Our American republic is based upon the idea of majority rights
How are the powers of government divided in a federal system of government?
Between the national and the 50 states governments
Only the president has the authority to approve an amendment for it to be written in the constitution.
2 methods of proposal, 2 methods of ratification
The constitution consist of what three parts?
Preamble, articles, amendments
What can the American people do, if they no longer like or care for. Current amendment to the constitution?
They can amend the constitution
The U.S. Constitution is considered to be p, when it comes to the law?
"Supreme law of the land"
What is the only amendment to have ever been repealed?
The eighteenth amendment
What judicial power was first established in the 1819 Supreme Court case Marburg v. Madison?
Can a candidate who has won the popular vote lose a presidential election?
How many members are currently serving in the U.S. Senate?
The members of the U.S. House of Representatives are elected to serve for how many years?
During what month of the year does a new term/session begin for congress?
How many members are currently saving in the U.S. House of Representatives?