Constitution Quizlet Karp Final

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What bodies have the power to override a presidential veto?
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House of Representatives and the Senate
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What margin is required to override a presidential veto?
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2/3 vote of both houses
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Where in the Constitution is the veto power described?
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Article 1, Section 7, Clause2
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What body has the power to ratify treaties?
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The Senate
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What margin is required to ratify treaties?
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2/3 vote
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Where in the Constitution is the ratification power described?
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Article 2, Section 2, Clause 3
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Who negotiates treaties?
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the President
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What body has the power to impeach the president?
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The House of Representative
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What vote is required to impeach?
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Majority Vote of the House of Representative
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What is the standard for impeachment?
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Treason, Bribery, other high Crimes of Misdemeanor
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What body has the power to convict the president of charges brought against him in the impeachment process and thereby remove him from the presidency?
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The Senate
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What vote is required to convict impeachment/remove a president?
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2/3 of the Senate
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Where in the Constitution is the impeachment power described?
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Article 1, Section 3
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What body has the power to accept or reject a president’s nominations to the Supreme Court?
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The Senate
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What margins is required to elevate a president’s nominee to a seat on the Court?
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Majority of Senate
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Where in the Constitution are judicial nominations described?
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Article 2, Section 2
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What language is used to describe the role of the Senate in Supreme Court nominations?
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Advice & Consent
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If no candidate for the presidency wins a simple majority of the total number of electoral votes, what body has the power to choose the president?
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The House of Representatives
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What margin is required to choose the president?
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Age 35, natural born US citizen (or a citizen at the time of the adoption of the constitution), 14 year resident within the US
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Where in the Constitution is the Electoral College described? (Hint: there are two parts)
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Article 2, Section 1
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What’s the vote required for a president to be chosen?
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Simple Majority of the Electoral College
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The Constitution specifies a three-fourths majority for just one process. What?
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Ratification of the Amendments
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Identify two aspects of the Court’s structure and composition that the Constitution does not specify. (The Constitution does specify these two basic aspects of structure and composition for the other two branches).
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1. number of people in the judicial branch 2. the requirement to be a justice
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What are two ways that amendments to the Constitution can be proposed?
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1. 2/3 of both houses find it necessary 2. 2/3 of the state legislatures call a Convention to amend the Constitution
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What are two ways that amendments to the Constitution can be ratified?
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1. 3/4 vote of state legislatures 2. 3/4 vote of the Convention
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Legislative over Judicial
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1. Senate checks presidential assignment 2. Congress impeach justices
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Legislative over Executive
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1. Senate can check presidential assignment 2. Override presidential veto with both houses 3. impeach president
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Executive over Judicial
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President Assign Justices
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Executive over Legislative
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Veto a congressional legislation
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Judicial over Legislative
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Declare law unconstitutional
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Judicial over Executive
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Declare President actions unconstitutional
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Reserved Power
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Power reserved to the state
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Concurrent power
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Power shared by state government and Federal Government
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Delegated Power
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Power delegated to the federal government
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Supremacy Clause
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Constitution is the ultimate law that state legislature and federal legislature should abide by. Federal law always have supremacy over state law. State law cannot go against the federal law.
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Necessary and Proper Clause
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The congress can pass laws that help them to carry out their power expressed in Section 8 of Article 1 or anywhere in the constitution
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Process of Impeachment
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House of representative votes a bill of impeachment with a majority vote. After that, the senate sits in session as the jury with the chief justice as judge and listen to evidence. When all evidence is given a vote is taken if 2/3 of the members present vote yes, the president is convicted of the charges.
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What eligibility requirements does the Constitution establish for members of the House?
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25 year-old, 7 years US citizen
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What eligibility requirements does the Constitution establish for members of the Senate?
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30 year- old, 9 year US citizen
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What’s the requirement to expel one from the congress?
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2/3 of both houses
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Identify two express powers of the president
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1. assign justices or government officials 2. commander-in-chief of the standing army
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What are the express powers of the vice president?
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1. take place of the president after dying 2. president of the senate
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Identify two express powers of Congress
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1. borrow money, levy tax 2. standing army
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Who deals with taxes?
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House of Representatives

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