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1

Major powers of the 3 branches

Legislative
Executive
Judicial

2

Length of terms
Pres.
Senator
House of rep.
Supreme Court

Pres. 4 yr
Senator 6 yr
House of rep. 2yr
Supreme Court no limit

3

States electoral value

Determined by population
Ex: California

4

Federal laws vs. state laws

Federal laws => all states

State laws=> one state, higher speed limits in less populated states

5

3 major compromises of the constitutional convention

1. Great compromise
2. Three fifths compromise
3. Trade compromise

6

Three fifths compromise

Every 5 slaves=3 freed people added to the state population
# of slave/5 x 3

7

Feds vs. anti Feds

Feds, strong central govt. with weak state govts.
Anti Feds, power in the states, not the central govt.

8

Constitutional convention

Philly 1788

9

Important ppl constitutional convention

James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Sam Adams, Thomas Jefferson.

10

1 amendment

Freedom of speech and religion

11

2 amendment

Right to trial by jury

12

3 amendment

Freedom from arrest without a warrant

13

4 amendment

Right to bear arms

14

5 amendment

Right to a public and speedy trial

15

6 amendment

Prohibits cruel and unusual punishments

16

7 amendment

Quartering of soldiers prohibited during peacetime

17

8 amendment

Assures recognition of rights that people may have but not listed here

18

9 amendment

Provides that the powers that are not given to the United States are reserved to the states or to the people

19

10 amendment

Prohibits punishments without legal procedures

20

First three presidents

George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson

21

First three Vice Presidents

John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Aaron Burr

22

Alien and sedition acts

Harder for immigrants to become citizens, allowed president to deport, imprison noncitizens

23

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

Response to the alien and sedition act

24

Why did bush win presidency

Devoted and he won more electoral votes

25

10amendment know as

Bill of rights

26

What can the Supreme Court do to override something

Veto I think