Presentation on theme: "The United States Constitution"— Presentation transcript:
1 The United States Constitution Article #1 – Article #7
2 Article #1 What powers are granted to Congress? A = To make laws What branch of government is created by Article #1?A = The Legislative BranchWhat are the two houses of Congress?A = House of Representatives & The SenateWhat are the three qualifications to be a member of the House?A = 25 years of ageA = Citizen for 7 yearsA = Live in District and State that they represent
3 Article #1 Who is the leader of the House of Representatives? A = The Speaker of the HouseHow long is the term of a member of the House of Representatives?A = 2 yearsWhat are the three qualifications to be a member of the Senate?A = 30 years oldA citizen for 9 yearsLive in the state that they represent
4 Article #1 How many Senators are chosen from each state? A = 2 per stateHow many Senators are in the Senate today?A = 100 totalWhat is the total number of members in the House of Representatives?A = 435 totalWho is the President of the Senate?A = The Vice President
5 Article #1 What is the length of term for a Senator? A = six years What are the salaries for the members of Congress?A = $165,200Who has the power to approve or veto all bills from Congress?A = The PresidentHow many members of Congress must agree to overturn a veto?A = 2/3 in both houses
6 Article #1 Name enumerated powers of Congress. A = Taxes, Declare War, Naturalization, Bankruptcy, money, counterfeiting, etc…What is the Elastic Clause?A = Congress can stretch its powers to pass laws.What is habeas corpus?A = Prevents citizens from being held in prison or jail without formal charges of a crime.
7 Article #2 What powers are granted to the Executive Branch? A = To enforce lawsHow long is a President’s term in office?A = 4 yearsWho actually elects the President of the United States?A = The Electoral CollegeOn what exact day of the year are elections held?A = The 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
8 Article #2 What is the salary of the President? A = $400,000 If the President of the U.S. dies, who takes over?A = The Vice PresidentWhat are the three qualifications to be President of the United States?A = 35 years of ageA = A natural – born citizenA = Live in the US 14 years prior to running for President
9 Article #2 Name the 5 Roles of the President. A = Chief Executive, Chief Diplomat, Legislative Leader, Commander-in-Chief, and Political LeaderAs Commander in Chief, what powers does the President have?A = The power to control troopsWhat is the State of the Union Address?A = Expresses his goals to Congress
10 Article #3What powers are granted to the Judicial Branch of government?A = The power to interpret lawsWhat court is the highest court in the land?A = The Supreme CourtWhat types of cases does the Supreme Court hear?A = Cases appealed from lower courts & cases involving the U.S. ConstitutionHow many justices make up the Supreme Court?A = 9 JusticesWhat is Appellate jurisdiction ?A = Cases appealed from lower courtsWhat is the term of office for a Supreme Court judge?A = For life
11 Article #4 What does “Full Faith and Credit” mean? A = Each state must recognize the laws and decisions of the other states.What current issue falls under the category of “full faith and credit”?A = Same-Sex MarriageWhat is Extradition?A = Persons who are charged with serious crimes must be returned to the state where the crimes took place for trial.Who has the authority to admit new states?A = Congress
12 Article #5 How do you change the Constitution? A = Add an Amendment How many members of Congress or states must agree to propose an amendment?A = 2/3Once an amendment has been proposed, how many states must agree to add it to the Constitution?A = 3/4
13 Article #6 What is the highest law? A = U.S. Constitution All elected officials and federal employees must take an oath to the ______________.
14 Article #7How many states had to approve the Constitution before it could be ratified?A = 9Which two states did not originally ratify the U.S. Constitution?A = North Carolina & Rhode IslandWho were the North Carolina Delegates that signed the U.S. Constitution?A = William Blount, Richard Dobbs Spaight, and Hugh Williamson