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United States Constitution
Review the United States Constitution in a group of three, and answer the following questions.
What are the six purposes of the Constitution?
Articles I: The Legislative Branch
What is the role of the legislative branch?
What two houses form the legislative branch?
How many members does the House of Representatives have?
There are three qualifications for becoming a member of the House of Representatives, what are they?
What is the term of office for a member of the House of Representatives?
How are seats to the House of Representatives apportioned to the states? What states does this favor?
How many members does the Senate have?
There are three qualifications for becoming a Senator, what are they?
What is the term of office for a Senator?
How many Senators are up for election every 2 years?
Who proposes bills that can become laws if approved?
Which house can create new taxes?
List the powers granted to Congress by the Constitution (Section 8).
What powers are denied to Congress by the Constitution (Sections 9)
What powers are forbidden to the states by the Constitution?
Article II: The Executive Branch
What is the role of the executive branch?
When does the President take the oath of office?
What is the process to elect the President?
There are three qualifications for becoming President, what are they?
What is the term of office for the President?
What are the powers granted to the President by the Constitution?
What does the President promise to defend?
What is the purpose of the State of the Union?
For what reasons can a President be removed?
What is the removal called?
Article III: The Judicial Branch
What is the role of the Supreme Court?
What is the term of office for a member of the Supreme Court?
How does the Constitution define treason?
Article IV: Relations Among the States
Summarize each of the following sections of Article IV
Article V: Amending the Constitution
What two processes exist for the proposal of new amendments to the Constitution?
What two processes exist for the ratification of new amendments to the Constitution?
Article VI: General Provisions
Summarize each of the following
Article VII: Ratification
How many states must approve the Constitution for it to take effect?
Identify which branch of government does each of the following. Use the letters:
L. Legislative Branch
E. Executive Branch
J. Judicial Branch
Grants pardons and reprieves
Sets up the nation’s lower courts
Commands the army and the navy
Issues money and sets its value
Uses pocket veto
Has no age requirement
Controls interstate trade
Protects the rights of citizens
Decides the constitutionality of laws
Directs most departments of the government
Makes treaties with foreign countries
Tries cases under the law
Enforces the laws
Vetoes a bill
Interprets laws and the Constitution