Constitution Test!

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Constitution Test!

These Cards Are About The Constitution. I Am Taking The Test Tomorrow.

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What was wrong with the Articles of Confederation?
national government had too little power
What was Shay's Rebellion? What did it lead to?
It was a rebellion of farmers against the government because they were in financial trouble. This lead to the Contitutional Convention
What were the 3 issues at the convention?
Proportional vs. equal representation, slave representation, How to choose chief executive
New Jersey Plan...
3 branches of gov't, 1 house in Congress (equal representation)
Virginia Plan...
3 branches of gov't, 2 houses in Congress (proportional representation)
The Great Compromise...
3 branches of gov't, 2 houses in Congress, House of Representatives - proportional (435 representatives), Senate - equal (100 senators)
Who chooses the President?
Electoral College
Who was the Father of the Constitution?
James Madison
What is the job of the Legislative Branch?
make laws
What is the job of the Executive Branch?
enforce laws
What is the job of the Judicial Branch?
Interpret laws and resolve disputes
Checks & Balances was designed so that...
no one branch can over power another branch of gov't
The Supreme Court's power is...
to declare a law unconstitutional
For a bill to become a law it must be passed by _____ and signed by the ______
Congress; President
What are the 5 freedoms of the 1st Amendment?
Freedom of Religion Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom of Assembly Freedom to Petition
2nd Amendment...
The right to bear arms
3rd Amendment...
a person has the right to refuse to quarter a soldier
4th Amendment...
Cannot search and seize without a search warrant
5th Amendment...
Rights of a citizen who is accused of a crime (grand jury, protect from double jeopardy and self incrimation, right to remain silent)
6th Amendment...
Right to a fair and quick trial
7th Amendment...
Right to trial by jury in non-criminal cases
8th Amendment...
No cruel and unusual punishment
9th Amendment...
People's rights
10th Amendment
State's rights