History

Our original Constitution outlawed slavery. (T or F?)

FALSE

The Bill of Rights are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (T or F?)

TRUE

The British held the Boston Tea Party to make friends with the colonists. (T or F?)

FALSE

A U.S. senator may be re-elected only once, serving a maximum of two terms. (T or F?)

FALSE

The House of Representatives has nothing to do with the impeachment of a president. (T or F?)

FALSE

Under certain conditions, the House of Representatives selects the president. (T or F?)

TRUE

A three-fourths vote is required for Congress to pass a bill over the president's veto. (T or F?)

FALSE

After 10 days, a bill passed by Congress automatically becomes a law if the president doesn't act and Congress is still in session. (T or F?)

TRUE

Supervising the coining and printing of money is the job of the Treasury Department. (T or F?)

TRUE

An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed (T or F?)

TRUE

Only federal officers may have titles of nobility (T or F?)

FALSE

Congress may not tax goods being exported from a state, even if the goods are going to a foreign country. (T or F?)

TRUE

States must treat the citizens of other states the same way it treats its own citizens. (T or F?)

TRUE

States can make treaties with foreign countries (T or F?)

FALSE

Both federal and state governments can establish courts (T or F?)

TRUE

The president can call both houses of Congress into special session. (T or F?)

TRUE

The Articles of Confederation was really our first constitution. (T or F?)

TRUE

Federalism is the sharing of power by the federal government and state governments. (T or F?)

TRUE

There are 12 cabinet positions (T or F?)

FALSE

The U.S. Supreme Court justices are appointed by Congress (T or F?)

FALSE

The judicial branch has no checks on the other branches. (T or F?)

FALSE

The U.S. flag should be in the rear of a parade or procession. (T or F?)

FALSE

The 26th Amendment allows 18-year-olds to vote in federal and state elections. (T or F?)

TRUE

There are 15 justices on the Supreme Court. (T or F?)

FALSE

The Declaration of Independence came before the signing of the Constitution. (T or F?)

TRUE

United States senators receive a higher salary than U.S. representatives. (T or F?)

FALSE

Cabinet members are elected rather than appointed (T or F?)

FALSE

The Virginia Plan proposed two houses of Congress based on population. (T or F?)

TRUE

The simple definition of democracy is government by the people, directly or through representation (T or F?)

TRUE

Senators are elected by the vote of the people in their state. (T or F?)

TRUE

One-third of the Senate is elected every two years. (T or F?)

TRUE

The largest U.S. state is Texas (in terms of population) receiving the most electoral votes. (T or F?)

FALSE

The Constitution allows for laws to be made on subjects that did not even exist in 1787. (T or F?)

TRUE

The original 13 colonies included Kentucky. (T or F?)

FALSE

Your state legislature has the same lawmaking scope as the U.S. Congress. (T or F?)

FALSE

Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death" (T or F?)

TRUE

Habeas corpus gives a prisoner the right to a fair trial. (T or F?)

TRUE

Ben Franklin was president of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. (T or F?)

FALSE

The building in which the Constitutional Convention met is called Independence Hall. (T or F?)

TRUE

The Declaration of Independence was the nation's first Constitution. (T or F?)

FALSE

Has two houses (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Legislative

Is the court system of our country (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Judicial

Makes the laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Legislative

Enforces the laws (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Executive

Described in Article 1 of the Constitution (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Legislative

Described in Article 3 of the Constitution (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

Judicial

Has a six year term (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

Meet in the Capitol Building (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Both

Elected every two years (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

House

Has the vice president as presiding officer (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

Has 485 members (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

House

Approves or rejects treaties (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

passes bills they hope will become laws (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Both

Has 100 members (Senate, House, Both, Neither)

Senate

Chief legal officer (Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Human Services, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Homeland Security)

Attorney General

Manages Social Security (Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Human Services, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Homeland Security)

Secretary of Human Services

Carries out a war plan (Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Human Services, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Homeland Security)

Secretary of Defense

Settles a strike (Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Human Services, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Homeland Security)

Secretary of Labor

Foreign affairs (Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Human Services, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Homeland Security)

Secretary of State

Secret Service (Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Human Services, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Homeland Security)

Secretary of Homeland Security

The president may serve how many terms? 1, 2, 3, or 4

2

What is NOT a rule of the flag code? worn flags should be thrown in trash nothing should be attached to the flag should be in the front of a parade * exact likeness should not be used in ads

worn flags should be thrown in trash

How many amendments have been added to the Constitution? 10, 21, 27, 41

27

How many years is the president's term of office? 2, 4, 6, 9

4

What is the age requirement to become president? 18, 21, 35, 45

35

After a bill has gone through both houses of Congress successfully, it is sent to: President the States the Speaker of the House * the Supreme Court

President

Which amendment gave women who are citizens the right to vote in all elections? 17th, 19th, 22nd. 27th

19th

How many U.S. senators come from each state? 1, 2, 3, 4

2

Each state receives at least ____ representative(s) in the U.S. House of Representatives. 1, 2, 3, 4

1

Who may veto a bill proposed by Congress? the President of the United States the Secretary of State the Vice President * all Cabinet members

the President of the United States

The president of the Senate is: the President of the United States the Speaker of the House the Secretary of State * the Vice President

the Vice President

Which of these rights is not an unalienable right from the Declaration of Independence? liberty, education, pursuit of happiness, life

education

The Declaration of Independence was written largely by: Hamilton, Washington, Jefferson, Adams

Jefferson

The national budget is presented annually to Congress by the: the Vice President the Governors the Secretary of State * the President

the President

There are how many branches of government? 1, 2, 3, or 4

3

The president takes the oath of office on: January 4th, January 20th, November 7th, September 5th

January 20th

In our First Amendment, which is NOT a "freedom"? freedom of press freedom of employment freedom of speech * freedom of religion

freedom of employment

The vote of what group really decides who will be president? Electoral College popular vote by the people United Nations * House of Representatives

Electoral College

What is described in Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution giving Congress broad powers to write laws about new situations? war power insight clause elastic clause * inventional clause

elastic clause

Which body has the power to borrow money? Congress Supreme Court Executive Branch * State Legislatures

Congress