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United States & Georgia Constitution Review
According to the Georgia Constitution the state’s voters do what?
What was called to revise the Articles of Confederation after Shay’s Rebellion?
Who were William Few and Abraham Baldwin?
What type of government shares power between a strong central government and weaker local ones ?
The ___________ plan called for a unicameral legislature with each state receiving one vote in Congress.
TRUE / FALSE According to the 1789 Georgia Constitution, the state legislature was bicameral.
According to the 1787 US Constitution, the legislature was to have how many houses?
TRUE / FALSE Under the principle of separation of powers, an individual holding the office of vice-president, can work for another office of the federal government at the same time?
Changes to the US Constitution are called what?
What is the Georgia General Assembly ?
The Bill of Rights marked the first changes to the Constitution which guaranteed certain freedoms to the American people. How many changes were there?
When was the Governor of Georgia limited to a one year term?
The Georgia Constitution of 1777 and the Articles of Confederation had what in common?
Which is the only Georgia county named for a female Revolutionary Hero.
TRUE / FALSE A major weakness of the Articles of Confederation was the fact that the national government represented all thirteen states.
What is a written document called that describes a government’s power and its people’s rights?
The fact that the US and GA each have three branches of government demonstrates what political concept?
During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the ___________ plan called for a bicameral legislature with each state’s representation in Congress to be based on population.
What is the main tool used by the executive branch to check the legislative branch?
The basic rights and freedoms that the government cannot take away are guaranteed in what?
TRUE / FALSE Under the principle of separation of powers, an individual cannot hold a position in more than one branch of state or federal government at the same time?
The answer is, “It would create a strong national government, slavery was not banned, and it would expand the territory.” What is the question?
The U.S. president is in charge of which branch of the federal government?
What Georgian voted for the small state plan and created a tie and forced the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to create the Great Compromise?
TRUE / FALSE According to the 1777 Georgia Constitution, the state legislature was bicameral.
For what reason is Button Gwinnett most famous?
TRUE / FALSE The Articles of Confederation did NOT provide for a way to collect taxes directly?
Under what document did GA have a unicameral legislature?
According to the Georgia Constitution all government power comes from where?
TRUE / FALSE The Articles of Confederation provided for a strong president?
What does the Electoral College do?
The New Jersey plan called for a _________ legislature with each state receiving one vote in Congress.
The state legislature can override a governor’s veto and Georgia courts can declare laws unconstitutional. These are examples of what political concept?
The branch of government that ensures that all laws do not violate a citizen’s rights according to the Constitution is which one??
According to the separation of powers concept, the federal government is divided into how many branches?
To keep any one branch of the government from becoming too powerful, the U.S. Constitution uses a system of what?
What do we call the legislative branch of Georgia government?
The U.S. Constitution controls government power by splitting it in thirds. This is known as what political principle?
What type of government shares power between a weak central government and stronger local ones ?
The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as what?
Its definition means to politically approve or support something. What is the term?
Under the Georgia state constitution of 1777, how did the governor get his position?
The United States’ first federal constitution was called what?
What is a written contract between a government and its people called?
TRUE / FALSE A major weakness of the Articles of Confederation was the fact that the national government was too STRONG.
Because they had just freed themselves from the strong, powerful government of Great Britain, the authors of the Articles of Confederation wanted what type of government?
The Governor is in charge of which branch of Georgia government?
Abraham Baldwin voted for the small state plan and created a tie and forced the Constitutional Convention to create what?
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