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1

In what year was the Constitution ratified?

1788
(9th state, New Hampshire, ratified in June of 1788 - textbook pg 94)

2

What power does the U.S. Supreme Court have concerning laws?

Judicial Review

3

Who gives the State of the Union address?

The President

4

What law has been broken if you have given "aid and comfort" to an enemy combatant of another country?

Treason

5

Who was president of the Constitutional Convention?

George Washington

6

What was the number of state approvals needed to ratify the Constitution?

9

7

History's first Bill of Rights was recorded at Runnymede, England in 1215. What was it called?

Magna Carta

8

What word describes the action of returning a prisoner to another state?

Extradition

9

Who meets in December to discuss the presidential election?

Electoral College

10

How do ambassadors and federal judges get their jobs?

Appointed by the President

11

Are runaway slaves mentioned in the Constitution?

Yes

12

What are laws that protect authors' creative efforts?

Copyright laws

13

What branch can veto a law passed by Congress?

Executive Branch

14

A record of all proceedings in Congress is called a _____________

Congressional record

15

What form of government does the U.S. actually use although we refer to it as a Democracy?

Republic

16

What was the first written constitution of the newly formed United States?

Articles of Confederation

17

This is what the Constitutional Convention called the agreement that combined the New Jersey and Virginia Plans?

The Great Compromise
(or Connecticut Plan)

18

This man led a tax rebellion in Massachusetts in the 1780's

Daniel Shay

19

What are the President's cabinet members called?

President's advisors

20

If California has 55 electoral votes, how many Representatives from California are there?

53

21

According to the Constitution, could two new states be formed from an old state?

No

22

What body of government established the lower court systems?

Congress

23

Which branch can impeach the president?

Legislative Branch

24

If a criminal is arrested and accused of a crime in California, can he be extradited to Florida?

Yes
(UCEA - Uniform Criminal Extradition Act that California and Florida agreed to follow)

25

Under what plan did each state get one vote?

New Jersey Plan

26

If someone signs a contract in Florida, is it still legal in California?

Yes

27

Are Ex Post Facto laws legal in America

No

28

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?

John Roberts

29

What law punishes an act which was not illegal when it was committed?

Ex Post Facto

30

What legal document says that there must be a "body of evidence" before someone can be arrested for a crime?

Writ of Habeas Corpus

31

Why is "Bill of Attainder" illegal in our laws?

It punishes a person without trial

32

A party platform is _______________________________

An opinion or statement on political issues written and published by a political party

33

According to the Writ of Habeas Corpus, before you can be arrested for a crime, you must be informed of the _____

Charge

34

What legal document says that an officer of the law must bring an arrested person to trial at once?

Writ of Habeas Corpus

35

What day of the week are congressional elections held?

The first Tuesday after a first Monday in November

36

The Constitution gets its authority from ________

The people