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Illinois Constitution Review
When did Illinois become a state of the union?
How many constitutions has Illinois had?
The current constitution was written in what year?
What are the three branches of government and what do they do?
Answer… Legislative (General Assembly) Divided into House and Senate. They make the laws. Executive (Governor, Lt. Governor) Enforce the laws. Judicial (Circuit, Appellate, and Supreme Courts) They make sure laws are constitutional and settle disputes.
What is the name of the river that makes up the western border?
How many TOTAL senators and there in Illinois?
Answer… 59, 1 from each district
How many total representatives are there in Illinois?
Answer… 118, 2 from each district
What are the qualifications for an Illinois senator or representative?
Answer… Must be 21 years old. Must live in district for 2 years.
How long is a IL Senator’s term? How long is a Representative’s term?
Answer… Senate: 4 year term Representative: 2 year term
Where does a bill start in the General Assembly?
Answer… Can start in House or Senate!
How many different days does a bill have to be read before it can be sent to the Governor?
To become a law, a bill must pass both legislative houses with what type of vote?
The Governor may hold a bill for how many days before he/she must sign or veto?
Answer… 60 days
The General Assembly can override a Governor’s veto with what type of vote?
Answer… 3/5 vote
The presiding officer in the House is called the _______________.
The presiding officer in the Senate is the________________.
The _____________ acts as the jury in cases of impeachment.
The __________________ must approve all Governor’s appointments.
Our current Governor?
Answer… Pat Quinn
What is the length of term and qualifications for being an Illinois Governor?
Answer Term: 4 years Qualifications: 25 years old
What is the highest court in Illinois? How many members are on this court? How long does a member serve?
Answer… Supreme Court 7 members 10 year term
What are the qualifications for voting in an Illinois election?
Answer… To vote you must: Be 18 years old Live in Illinois for 30 days Be registered to vote
Which states border Illinois?
Border States Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin NOT Michigan!!!
Election day is in which month for IL elections?
Answer… November Don’t get confused!! Primaries are in March!
The Commander in Chief of the State Militia is _______________.