Constitution Article 2 And 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    All of Article 2 is about which branch of the US Government?

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Judicial

    • C.

      Executive

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    C. Executive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Executive. This is because Article 2 of the US Constitution specifically outlines the powers and responsibilities of the Executive branch of the government. It establishes the role of the President, their qualifications, and the procedures for their election. It also details the powers of the President, including their authority as the commander-in-chief of the military, the ability to make treaties, and the power to appoint federal judges and executive officers. Therefore, Article 2 primarily focuses on the Executive branch and its functions.

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  • 2. 

    Section 1 of Article 2 establishes that the term (time that they serve) for the position of Vice President and President shall be:

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      4 years

    • C.

      6 years

    • D.

      8 years

    • E.

      Lifetime (as long as they get re-elected!)

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 years
    Explanation
    Section 1 of Article 2 establishes that the term for the position of Vice President and President shall be 4 years. This means that both the Vice President and the President will serve a term of 4 years before the next election takes place. This provision ensures that there is a regular turnover of leadership and allows for accountability and potential change in leadership if desired by the electorate. The 4-year term also allows for stability and continuity in governance while still allowing for democratic processes to take place.

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  • 3. 

    CHECK THE BOXES to that tell the correct answers. THERE WILL BE MORE THAN ONE! Section 1 of Article 2 creates which offices?

    • A.

      President

    • B.

      Senators

    • C.

      Representatives

    • D.

      Vice President

    • E.

      Speaker of the House

    • F.

      Leader of the Senate

    • G.

      NONE OF THESE

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. President
    D. Vice President
    Explanation
    Section 1 of Article 2 creates the offices of President and Vice President.

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  • 4. 

    The minimum age to serve as the President or Vice President is:

    • A.

      30 years old

    • B.

      25 years old

    • C.

      35 years old

    • D.

      45 years old

    Correct Answer
    C. 35 years old
    Explanation
    The minimum age to serve as the President or Vice President is 35 years old. This requirement ensures that the candidates have acquired enough life experience and maturity to handle the responsibilities and decision-making involved in these high-level positions. It is believed that individuals in their mid-thirties would have gained enough knowledge and expertise to effectively lead a nation or hold such significant political roles.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the Commander in Chief of all the armed forces and militia?

    • A.

      The President

    • B.

      The Vice President

    • C.

      The Speaker of the House

    • D.

      The highest general amongst all the branches of the military

    • E.

      The governor of each state is the commander for all forces out of their state and no other is above him/her (states' rights)

    Correct Answer
    A. The President
    Explanation
    The President is the Commander in Chief of all the armed forces and militia. This means that the President has the ultimate authority and responsibility for the military and has the power to make decisions regarding national defense and the use of military force. As the highest-ranking military officer, the President sets the strategic direction for the armed forces and has the final say in military operations. This role ensures civilian control over the military and allows for effective coordination and decision-making in times of national security.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these does the President get to do? CHECK ALL BOXES THAT ARE CORRECT--THERE WILL BE MORE THAN ONE!

    • A.

      Pardon any criminal, even those convicted of the death penalty

    • B.

      Make treaties (agreements) with other nations

    • C.

      Sentence any criminal to death whether they have had a trial or not.

    • D.

      Pick judges for many courts other than the supreme court (with Senate approval)

    • E.

      Pick the members of his/her cabinet (advisors), such as Secretary of State

    • F.

      Break any laws of the United States that he/she feels are necessary, to ensure the safety of the people.

    • G.

      Pick judges for the supreme court (with Senate approval)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pardon any criminal, even those convicted of the death penalty
    B. Make treaties (agreements) with other nations
    D. Pick judges for many courts other than the supreme court (with Senate approval)
    E. Pick the members of his/her cabinet (advisors), such as Secretary of State
    G. Pick judges for the supreme court (with Senate approval)
    Explanation
    The President has the power to pardon any criminal, even those convicted of the death penalty, which means they can grant clemency and release individuals from their punishment. They can also make treaties with other nations, which involves negotiating and entering into agreements on behalf of the United States. Additionally, the President can select judges for many courts other than the supreme court, subject to Senate approval. They also have the authority to choose the members of their cabinet, including the Secretary of State. Lastly, the President has the power to appoint judges for the supreme court, with the requirement of Senate approval.

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  • 7. 

    What is "Impeachment?"

    • A.

      The removal of any senator by the President

    • B.

      The removal of the President from his/her office

    • C.

      The name of the President's yearly speech about how the nation is doing.

    • D.

      The trial that determines whether the President is guilty of treason.

    Correct Answer
    B. The removal of the President from his/her office
    Explanation
    Impeachment refers to the process of removing the President from their office. It is a legal procedure initiated by the House of Representatives, followed by a trial in the Senate, to determine whether the President is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. If found guilty, the President can be removed from office.

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  • 8. 

    What is a "State of the Union" address?

    • A.

      The removal of any senator by the President or its state

    • B.

      The removal of the President from his/her office

    • C.

      The name of the President's yearly speech about how the nation is doing.

    • D.

      The trial that determines whether the President is guilty of treason.

    Correct Answer
    C. The name of the President's yearly speech about how the nation is doing.
    Explanation
    A "State of the Union" address is the name of the President's yearly speech about how the nation is doing. It is a tradition in which the President addresses a joint session of Congress to provide an overview of the current state of the country, discuss legislative priorities, and outline the administration's agenda for the upcoming year. The speech typically covers various aspects of the nation's economy, foreign policy, domestic issues, and other important matters. It serves as a way for the President to communicate with the American people and for Congress to understand the administration's goals and initiatives.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these are duties of the President?

    • A.

      Make suggestions about what laws to pass or things to discuss in Congress

    • B.

      Review every single trial verdict passed by the Supreme Court, ever.

    • C.

      Review all cases of sentencing to the Death Penalty in the US to determine whether or not he/she should pardon the criminal.

    • D.

      Act as head of nation, by hosting other heads of nations when they visit.

    • E.

      Make sure that the laws of the United States are carried out.

    • F.

      Give an annual speech called the "State of the Union" address

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Make suggestions about what laws to pass or things to discuss in Congress
    D. Act as head of nation, by hosting other heads of nations when they visit.
    E. Make sure that the laws of the United States are carried out.
    F. Give an annual speech called the "State of the Union" address
    Explanation
    The duties of the President include making suggestions about what laws to pass or things to discuss in Congress, acting as the head of the nation by hosting other heads of nations when they visit, making sure that the laws of the United States are carried out, and giving an annual speech called the "State of the Union" address. These responsibilities are part of the President's role in leading the country, representing it on the international stage, and ensuring the proper functioning of the government.

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  • 10. 

    Which section outlines the impeachment process?

    • A.

      Article 1, Section 1

    • B.

      Article 2, Section 2

    • C.

      Article 2, Section 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Article 2, Section 4
    Explanation
    Article 2, Section 4 outlines the impeachment process. This section of the Constitution states that the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States can be removed from office if they are found guilty of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. It establishes the grounds for impeachment and sets the stage for the process to be carried out.

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  • 11. 

    All of Article 3 is about which branch of the US Government?

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judicial

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    C. Judicial
    Explanation
    Article 3 of the US Constitution specifically outlines the powers and structure of the Judicial branch of the US Government. It establishes the Supreme Court as the highest court in the land and grants the power to interpret laws and settle disputes. This article also allows for the creation of lower federal courts. Therefore, the correct answer is Judicial.

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  • 12. 

    TRUE or FALSE? As long as they are not impeached for bad behavior, many judges and Supreme Court Justices serve in their job for life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many judges and Supreme Court Justices serve in their job for life unless they are impeached for bad behavior. This means that once appointed, they can continue to serve until they retire or pass away, providing stability and continuity to the judiciary system. The lifetime appointment is intended to insulate judges from political pressures and ensure their independence in making legal decisions.

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  • 13. 

    TRUE or FALSE? Supreme Court Justices and other judges do NOT get paid a salary (annual wage), but they DO have their medical benefits/insurance, their food, and their housing paid for.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Supreme Court Justices and other judges do get paid a salary (annual wage). They also receive medical benefits/insurance, have their food, and housing paid for.

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  • 14. 

    TRUE OR FALSE? The Imperial Court is the highest court in the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The Imperial Court is not the highest court in the United States. The highest court in the United States is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is the final authority on the interpretation of the Constitution and has the power to overturn laws and decisions made by lower courts. The Imperial Court does not exist in the United States legal system.

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  • 15. 

    What is "original jurisdiction"?

    • A.

      The state or city where a court case originally came from.

    • B.

      It tells which judge or Justice will hear a court case first.

    • C.

      A special case which can be heard first by the Supreme Court.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A special case which can be heard first by the Supreme Court.
    Explanation
    "Original jurisdiction" refers to the authority of a court to hear a case for the first time, rather than on appeal. In this context, it means that there are certain types of cases that can be directly brought to the Supreme Court without going through lower courts first. These cases are considered "special" because they involve disputes between states or cases involving ambassadors or public ministers. The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over such cases, meaning that it can hear and decide them without needing to wait for them to go through lower courts.

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  • 16. 

    Which Article and Section of the constitution tells which kinds of court cases the Supreme Court will hear and whether they will hear that case first or if it has to go through a lower court first?

    • A.

      Article 2, Section 3

    • B.

      Article 3, Section 1

    • C.

      Article 3, Section 2

    • D.

      Article 2, Section 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Article 3, Section 2
    Explanation
    Article 3, Section 2 of the constitution tells which kinds of court cases the Supreme Court will hear and whether they will hear that case first or if it has to go through a lower court first. This section establishes the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and outlines the types of cases it has the authority to hear. It states that the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over cases affecting ambassadors, public ministers, and consuls, as well as cases in which a state is a party. In all other cases, the Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction, meaning that the case must first be heard in a lower court before it can be appealed to the Supreme Court.

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  • 17. 

    TRUE or FALSE? Article 3, Section 2 guarantees you a trial by jury in criminal courts.

    • A.

      True, but in the Amendments, it also guarantees a right to a trial by jury for civil trials, too.

    • B.

      False, it's actually guaranteed for both criminal and civil trials in the Amendments to the Constitution.

    Correct Answer
    A. True, but in the Amendments, it also guarantees a right to a trial by jury for civil trials, too.
    Explanation
    The answer is true because Article 3, Section 2 guarantees a trial by jury in criminal courts. Additionally, the Amendments to the Constitution also guarantee the right to a trial by jury for civil trials. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 18. 

    You can be convicted of Treason ONLY if:

    • A.

      Two witnesses testify in court against you that you intentionally did something that counts as Treason.

    • B.

      You confess to committing Treason in open court

    • C.

      Two witnesses come forward and anonymously tell police that you committed Treason.

    • D.

      All of the Above.

    • E.

      ONLY answers A and B above.

    Correct Answer
    E. ONLY answers A and B above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ONLY answers A and B above. This is because according to the given information, in order to be convicted of Treason, two witnesses must testify in court against you that you intentionally committed Treason (answer A), and you must confess to committing Treason in open court (answer B). The option C, where two witnesses come forward and anonymously tell the police about your treason, is not mentioned as a requirement for conviction. Therefore, the correct answer is ONLY answers A and B above.

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  • 19. 

    Which of these would be considered an act of treason? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.

    • A.

      Threatening the President of the United States

    • B.

      Declaring allegiance to enemies of the United States

    • C.

      Buying guns or ammunition for an enemy

    • D.

      Organizing a group of armed people to assault a government building

    • E.

      Being a public official or politician (such as President) and breaking the law

    • F.

      Burning the American Flag

    • G.

      Having a cousin or uncle visit and stay with you who is a soldier for a country the US has declared war on.

    • H.

      Getting a group of people together and actively planning to overthrow the US Government

    • I.

      Telling a group of people that you disagree with the President's actions over the past year.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Declaring allegiance to enemies of the United States
    C. Buying guns or ammunition for an enemy
    D. Organizing a group of armed people to assault a government building
    G. Having a cousin or uncle visit and stay with you who is a soldier for a country the US has declared war on.
    H. Getting a group of people together and actively planning to overthrow the US Government
    Explanation
    The acts of declaring allegiance to enemies of the United States, buying guns or ammunition for an enemy, organizing a group of armed people to assault a government building, having a cousin or uncle visit and stay with you who is a soldier for a country the US has declared war on, and getting a group of people together and actively planning to overthrow the US Government would all be considered acts of treason. These actions involve supporting or aiding enemies of the United States or engaging in activities that directly threaten the security and stability of the government.

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  • 20. 

    TRUE OR FALSE? You can be sentenced to death for the crime of Treason.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In many countries, including the United States, treason is considered a serious crime that can result in the death penalty. Treason typically involves betraying one's own country by attempting to overthrow the government or aiding its enemies during times of war. The severity of the crime and the potential threat it poses to national security often justify the extreme punishment of death. However, it is important to note that the application of the death penalty for treason may vary depending on the jurisdiction and legal system of each country.

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  • 21. 

    TRUE OR FALSE? If you are convicted of Treason, a possibly punishment is that your family CANNOT inherit your property.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. If someone is convicted of treason, it does not automatically result in their family being unable to inherit their property. Inheritance laws vary by jurisdiction, and the punishment for treason typically involves penalties for the individual convicted, such as imprisonment or fines, rather than directly impacting their family's inheritance rights.

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