Flashcards in Miscellaneous Deck (36):
In what year was the Constitution ratified?
(9th state, New Hampshire, ratified in June of 1788 - textbook pg 94)
What power does the U.S. Supreme Court have concerning laws?
Who gives the State of the Union address?
What law has been broken if you have given "aid and comfort" to an enemy combatant of another country?
Who was president of the Constitutional Convention?
What was the number of state approvals needed to ratify the Constitution?
History's first Bill of Rights was recorded at Runnymede, England in 1215. What was it called?
What word describes the action of returning a prisoner to another state?
Who meets in December to discuss the presidential election?
How do ambassadors and federal judges get their jobs?
Appointed by the President
Are runaway slaves mentioned in the Constitution?
What are laws that protect authors' creative efforts?
What branch can veto a law passed by Congress?
A record of all proceedings in Congress is called a _____________
What form of government does the U.S. actually use although we refer to it as a Democracy?
What was the first written constitution of the newly formed United States?
Articles of Confederation
This is what the Constitutional Convention called the agreement that combined the New Jersey and Virginia Plans?
The Great Compromise
(or Connecticut Plan)
This man led a tax rebellion in Massachusetts in the 1780's
What are the President's cabinet members called?
If California has 55 electoral votes, how many Representatives from California are there?
According to the Constitution, could two new states be formed from an old state?
What body of government established the lower court systems?
Which branch can impeach the president?
If a criminal is arrested and accused of a crime in California, can he be extradited to Florida?
(UCEA - Uniform Criminal Extradition Act that California and Florida agreed to follow)
Under what plan did each state get one vote?
New Jersey Plan
If someone signs a contract in Florida, is it still legal in California?
Are Ex Post Facto laws legal in America
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
What law punishes an act which was not illegal when it was committed?
Ex Post Facto
What legal document says that there must be a "body of evidence" before someone can be arrested for a crime?
Writ of Habeas Corpus
Why is "Bill of Attainder" illegal in our laws?
It punishes a person without trial
A party platform is _______________________________
An opinion or statement on political issues written and published by a political party
According to the Writ of Habeas Corpus, before you can be arrested for a crime, you must be informed of the _____
What legal document says that an officer of the law must bring an arrested person to trial at once?
Writ of Habeas Corpus
What day of the week are congressional elections held?
The first Tuesday after a first Monday in November