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US Constitution

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17 questions
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  • Q1
    Which branch creates Laws?
    Judicial
    Executive
    Legislative Branch
    30s
  • Q2
    Which branch Enforces Laws?
    Executive Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Legislative Branch
    30s
  • Q3
    Which branch Interprets laws?
    Legislative Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Executive Branch
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the highest federal court in the United States?
    Supreme Court
    State Court
    District Court
    Traffic Court
    30s
  • Q5
    What were the Articles of Confederation?
    A weak constitution that governed America during the Revolutionary War.
    Our current form of government
    The government of Britain
    30s
  • Q6
    What is Federalism?
    A series of checks and balances
    A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
    A system where all power rests with the national government
    30s
  • Q7
    What are Checks and Balances?
    As system where all power resides with the national government
    A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
    A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
    30s
  • Q8
    What are Separation of Powers?
    Constitutional division of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches
    A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches
    A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
    30s
  • Q9
    What was the Great Compromise?
    Created 2 houses of Congress - one has equal representation - one based on population
    Decided Slaves would be counted as 3/5ths of a person for taxation and representation
    Created one house of congress with population based representation.
    30s
  • Q10
    What did the 3/5ths Compromise do?
    Created two houses of Congress- one based on population, one based on equal representation
    Agreed that enslaved persons would count as three-fifths of other persons in determining representation in Congress
    Decided the slaves trade would end in 20 years and would be taxed
    30s
  • Q11
    Who were supporters of the Constitution?
    Federalists
    Loyalists
    Anti-Federalists
    30s
  • Q12
    Who opposed the Constitution?
    Anti-federalists
    30s
  • Q13
    What were weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
    The federal government had to much power
    Federal government lacked power to enforce laws and could not collect taxes
    Laws required all thirteen states to approve them
    30s
  • Q14
    Slavery Compromise
    Slaves would be counted as 3/5ths of a person for representation
    Created two houses in the legislature
    The slave trade would not end for 20 years and it would be taxed.
    30s
  • Q15
    What does Constitutional Article 4 do?
    Gives unstated powers to the states
    Regulates relationships among the states.
    Makes the Constitution the supreme law of the land.
    30s

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