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Chapter 9 - The Consitution: A More Perfect Union

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  • Q1
    The main job of the legislative branch is to
    obey laws once they are passed.
    make laws needed for the country.
    resolve disputes involving the law.
    enforce and carry out federal laws.
  • Q2
    The framers designed a system of checks and balances to
    share power between the national and state governments.
    make it difficult but not impossible to amend the Constitution.
    make sure that the Constitution was the supreme law of the land.
    keep any one branch of government from becoming too powerful.
  • Q3
    The Supreme Court’s power to declare a law unconstitutional is known as
    the amendment process.
    veto power.
    judicial review.
  • Q4
    A bill cannot become a law until it is
    proposed by the president and approved by Congress.
    proposed by Congress and ratified by the states.
    approved by Congress and signed by the president.
    approved by Congress and judged constitutional by the Supreme Court.
  • Q5
    The most important task of the executive branch is to
    obey laws once they are passed.
    enforce and carry out federal laws.
    resolve disputes involving the law.
    make laws needed for the country.
  • Q6
    The “elastic clause” gives Congress the power to
    declare actions of the president unconstitutional.
    pass laws needed to carry out its other powers.
    amend the Constitution as times change.
    veto decisions of the Supreme Court.
  • Q7
    The judicial branch is responsible for
    putting federal laws into effect.
    resolving disputes involving the law.
    making new laws to stop crime.
    vetoing laws it doesn’t like.
  • Q8
    The Constitution has survived for more than 200 years because it
    gives more power to the states than to the national government.
    Has been amended thousands of times to make it work better.
    creates a framework for the government that can never be changed.
    combines a strong framework for the government with flexibility.
  • Q9
    The power to ratify treaties belongs to the
    Supreme Court.
  • Q10
    The president has the power to
    change laws passed by Congress.
    veto laws passed by Congress.
    pass laws without a vote of Congress.
    ignore laws passed by Congress.
  • Q11
    An amendment to the Constitution can be proposed by either the
    president or a national convention.
    Congress or a national convention.
    president or Congress.
    House or the Senate.
  • Q12
    An amendment may be ratified by three fourths of the
    members of Congress.
    state legislatures.
    president's close advisors.
    Supreme Court justices.
  • Q13
    The Preamble lists the
    goals of the government.
    rights of the people.
    powers of Congress.
    limits on government power.
  • Q14
    To “provide for the common defense” means to
    protect Americans from foreign enemies.
    provide lawyers to people accused of crimes.
    apply the same laws to all people, rich or poor.
    keep law-abiding people safe from criminals.
  • Q15
    Which words of the Preamble best justify the creation of federal courts?
    “establish Justice”
    “secure the Blessings of Liberty”
    “form a more perfect Union”
    “promote the General Welfare”

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