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Branches of Government Vocabulary Constitutional Grab Bag Convention Chapter 5 Grab Bag Anything 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300 400 400 400 500 500 500
If a Law passes both the House of Representatives and the Senate but the President overrules the law.
Identify and explain the three branches of government
Legislative Branch- Makes the laws Executive Branch- Carries out the laws Judicial Branch- Interprets the laws
To bring charges against a Federal official
Name two examples of checks and balances
-President can veto -Congress can override a presidential Veto. -Senate must approve Presidential appointments -Supreme Court can declare a law unconstitutional (Judicial Review)
Which amendment protects us from cruel and unusual punishment?
What is a compromise? Identify the compromise that occurred in the year 1787?
Agreement made where both sides give up demands
Set of written laws for a country
Rights that can not be taken away from you
To change the constitution
What was the main purpose of the Bill of Rights?
To protect individual citizens from government abuse
Where did the Constitutional Convention take place?
What was the 3/5 ths compromise?
3/5 ths of the total slave population for each state would be counted towards total population
What was Virginia’s main argument at the Constitutional Convention?
3 branches of government 2 house legislature Representation based on population!
Explain New Jersey’s main argument at the Constitutional Convention
1 vote per state (equal representation per state)
Explain the Great Compromise How many branches of government? How many houses in the Legislature?
3 branches of government 2 house legislature (bi-cameral) (House of Representatives) Representation based on population (Senate) 2 representatives per state
Why did colonists object to British taxes?
Did not have their own representatives in Parliament
How did France lose most of its colonies in North America?
French and Indian War and the Treaty of Paris 1763
“Many of the storekeepers couldn’t give away any of the British goods on the stores shelves. It was as if the colonists had agreed not to buy any of the English products”
Which Act forbade colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains?
Taxed glass, paper, silk, lead, and tea
When census numbers show changes in states total population which part of the Legislature will be affected?
House of Representatives
How many Supreme Court Justices are there? What is the length of their term?
9 They serve for life
What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps? ?
Eskimos are very good hunters, but they never hunt penguins. Why not?
Eskimos live at the North Pole. Penguins live at the South Pole
• The meeting of 12 delegates from the colonies in Philadelphia during the Revolution was called?
Final Jeopardy: How many representatives are there in the House of Representatives?