Name the houses in Congress. The Senate The Senate The House of Representatives The House of Representatives
How many members are in the U.S. Senate? 100 Senators 100 Senators
How many Senators does Illinois have in Congress? 2
What are the requirements needed to be a U.S. Senator? 30 years old 30 years old Citizenship 9 years Citizenship 9 years Serve for 6 years Serve for 6 years Live in the state which elected. Live in the state which elected.
How many Representatives are in the House of Representatives? 435 435
What are the requirements of a Representative? 25 years old 25 years old Citizenship for 7 years Citizenship for 7 years Term of office 2 years Term of office 2 years Must live in the state which elected. Must live in the state which elected.
Senators and Representatives are elected by? Direct Election Direct Election
The number of representatives given to a state is determined by Population Population
The act of taking a count of the population every 10 years is A Census A Census
National or Federal laws are made in which branch of government? Legislative Legislative
Amendments may be proposed by a 2/3rds vote of what? Congress Congress
The main responsibility of the Legislative Branch is To make laws. To make laws.
The presiding officer of the Senate is the_______? Vice-President Vice-President
One way a bill can become a law is for ______ to pass it and _______ to sign it. Congress/President Congress/President
The President is the head of the __________ branch of government. Executive Executive
What is the main responsibility of the Executive Branch? To enforce laws To enforce laws
The Legislative Branch is checked by the President through the power of ____. VETO VETO
Congress can override the President’s veto by a ____ vote. 2/3rds. 2/3rds.
True/False. The President has the power to pardon (forgive) an individual’s crime? True True
What are the requirements to be a U.S. President? 35 years old 35 years old A natural born citizen A natural born citizen 4 year term of office 4 year term of office Resident for 14 years. Resident for 14 years.
A President gets elected by the__________. Electoral College Electoral College
If a presidential candidate was to win all the electoral votes of a state, they must win by a __________________________ of the popular vote. majority majority
Treaties made by the President must be approved by the _____ Senate Senate
The presiding officer of the Senate is__________. The Vice-President The Vice-President
What is the main responsibility of the Judicial Branch To interpret laws To interpret laws
What does the 2nd Amendment guarantee? The right to own a gun The right to own a gun
What does the 4th Amendment protect? Freedom from search or seizure without a warrant Freedom from search or seizure without a warrant
The 5th Amendment contains the double jeopardy clause. What does that mean? If you are found not guilty, you cannot be tried again for the same crime. If you are found not guilty, you cannot be tried again for the same crime.
Thomas Jefferson said there was a wall of separation between Chuch and state Chuch and state