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Chapter 8 Test

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What plan was written for territories to become states?Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Where was the Constitutional Convention held?Independence Hall
If there were 50 slaves, according to the 3/5ths Compromise, how many slaves would count as the population?30
What was known as the Upper House in the Constitution?Senate
What was known as the Lower House in the Constitution?House of Representatives
How long is a senators term?6 years
How long is a Representatives term?2 years
Who elects members in the House of Representatives?The People
What is an agreement to give up one thing in order to get something else called?Compromise
Who can be impeached?The President, members of Congress, federal judges, vice presidents, and high executive officials
Who is the presiding judge at an impeachment trial?The Chief Justice
What is the age requirement of a US Senator?30 years old
What is a population count taken every 10 years called?Census
How many members are in the House of Representatives?435
What is the Introduction to the Constitution called?The Preamble
What information was shared out about the Constitutional Convention?None, it was held in secrecy
Who had the most power under the Articles of Confederation?The States
What was the Agreement between large and small states about represenation called?The Great Compromise
What was the Compromise reached regarding slavery and counting of slaves towards population?The 3/5ths Compromise
If a person is impeached are they automatically taken out of office?No it is a process
How many Senators does each state have?2 per state
How many representatives does each state have?It depends on their population, they are guarenteed at least 1, but the total will always be 435
Does the representaive or senator need to live in the state and district they are elected from?Yes
Who is the President of the Senate?The Vice President
How old must you be to be elected President?35 years old
How old must you be to be elected a member in the House of Representatives?25 years old
Who has to follow the Constitution?Everyone in the United States it is the Supreme Law of the Land
How many houses are in a unicameral legistlature?1
How many houses are in a bicameral legislature?2
What branch of government enforces the laws?The Executive Branch
What branch of government interprets the laws?The Judicial Branch
What branch of government makes the laws?The Legislative Branch
What means to accuse an offical of doing wrong?impeach
What is the title given to the leader of the House of Representaitves?Speaker of the House
In a unitary government who holds all the power?The National Government
In a confederate government who holds all the power?The States
In a Federal Government who hold all the power?The power is shared so both the national government and state government have power
What happens to a bill that the president likes?He signs it and it is approved
What happens to a bill that the president doesn't agree with?He vetos it
What is a pocket veto?The president has the bill in his possesion for 10 days and Congress is not in session so the bill dies
What happens if the president sits on the bill for 10 days and Congress is in session?It becomes a law and is automatically passed.
What is the Preamble to the Constitution?We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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