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Title: The Constitution of the United States Jeopardy


1
The Constitution of the United States Jeopardy
Legislative Branch A Legislative Branch B Executive Branch C Executive Branch D Judicial Branch E Judicial Branch I The Articles G The Articles H
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What is the Major duty of the Legislative Branch?

  • A1

The major duty of the Legislative Branch is to
make our countries laws.
3
How many Senators does each state send to
Washington?
  • B1

Every state, regardless of its size and
population sends two Senators to Washington.
4
What is the job of the Executive Branch?
  • C1

The job of the Executive Branch is to carry out
or enforce our countries laws.
5
How often do presidential elections take place?
Presidential elections take place every 4 years.
  • D1

6
What is the job of the Judicial Branch?
  • E1

The job of the Judicial Branch is to interpret,
define, or explain the laws.
7
How many district courts are there?
There are 91 district courts in the United States.
  • F1

8
What does article IV of the Constitution address?
Article IV of the Constitution addresses the
states and how the relate to one another.
  • G1

9
What fraction of both houses must agree to
propose an amendment?
2/3 of both houses must agree in order to propose
and amendment.
  • H1

10
What is the legislative body called?
  • A2

The Legislative body of our government is called
Congress.
11
What is the term of office for Senators? What is
the term of office for Representatives?
  • B2

The term of office for Senators is six years,
while the term of office for Representatives is
two years.
12
What is the title of the head of the Executive
Branch?
  • C2

The title of the head of the Executive Branch is
the President of the United States.
13
What is the Presidents responsibility as
Commander in Chief?
The Presidents responsibility as Commander in
Chief is to make decisions involving our
countrys military.
  • D2

14
What is the name of the highest court in the
United States?
The highest court in the United States is called
the Supreme court.
  • E2

15
How many appellate courts are there?
There are 12 appellate courts in the United
States.
  • F2

16
Who is given the power to admit new states?
Congress has the power to admit new states.
  • G2

17
What fraction of both houses of Congress must
agree to ratify an amendment?
¾ of both houses of Congress must agree in order
to ratify an amendment.
  • H2

18
The legislative body has two houses, what are
they?
  • A3

The legislative body has two houses, they are the
Senate and the House of Representatives.
19
Impeachment What is the duty of the Senate, and
what is the duty of the House?
The duty of the Senate in the impeachment process
is to act as the jury and hold the trial, the job
of the House is to accuse an official and collect
evidence against them.
  • B3

20
Who is currently our chief executive?
President George W. Bush is currently our Chief
Executive.
  • C3

21
In order for a president or other official to be
convicted in an impeachment trial, what fraction
of the Senate needs to agree?
In order to convict any official in an
impeachment trial, 2/3 of the Senate must agree.
  • D3

22
What are the titles of the men and women who
serve on the Supreme Court?
The titles of the men and women who serve on the
Supreme Court are Judges or Justices.
  • E3

23
What is appellate jurisdiction?
Appellate Jurisdiction is when a case reaches the
Supreme Court after it has gone through the lower
court system first.
  • F3

24
What is a republican form of government?
A Republican form of government is a government
elected by the people, not a monarchy.
  • G3

25
Why was Article VI included in the Constitution?
Article VI was included in the Constitution so
that the people would know that the Constitution
is the supreme law of the land
  • H3

26
How many members are in the House?
There are currently 435 members in the House of
Representatives.
  • A4

27
Which house of Congress can a bill be introduced?
A bill can be introduced into either the House or
the Senate. A money bill must be introduced in
the House.
  • B4

28
What is the job of the electoral college?
The job of the electoral college is to elect our
nations president. It was created to prevent the
election of a bad, unqualified person.
  • C4

29
Who were the only two presidents to go through
the entire impeachment process?
The only two presidents to go through the entire
impeachment process are Andrew Johnson and Bill
Clinton.
  • D4

30
How many people serve on the Supreme Court?
There are 9 people who serve on the Supreme Court.
  • E4

31
The process of checking the laws of the land is
known as what?
The process of checking the laws of the land is
known as Judicial Review.
  • F4

32
How could the Articles of Confederation be
described?
The Articles of Confederation can be described as
a loose alliance of states.
  • G4

33
How many states must ratify an amendment to the
Constitution for it to go into effect?
¾ or 38 states must ratify an amendment for it to
go into effect.
  • H4

34
How often is a census taken?
A census is a count of people in the United
States taken every 10 years.
  • A5

35
Which house can money bills be introduced?
A money bill can only be introduced in the House
of Representatives.
  • B5

36
Who chooses the president in the event of a tie
in the election?
If there is a tie in a presidential election, the
House of Representatives will make the final
decision.
  • C5

37
How many cabinet departments are there in the
Executive Branch?
There are a total of 14 cabinet departments in
the Executive Branch.
  • D5

38
How long do Supreme Court Justices serve?
A Supreme Court Judge will serve for life or
until they chose to retire or they are impeached.
  • E5

39
Give an example of an act of treason.
An example of treason would be supporting the
enemy in a time of war. Benedict Arnold
committed treason when he switched to the British
side during the Revolutionary War.
  • F5

40
What issue does Article V of the Constitution
address?
Article V of the Constitution addresses how to
amend the Constitution.
  • G5

41
What document was governing the United States
before the Constitution?
The Articles of Confederation was governing the
United States before the Constitution.
  • H5

42
What is the title of the presiding officer of the
House?
The title of the presiding officer of the House
is the Speaker of the House.
  • A6

43
What fraction of both Senators and
Representatives must agree in order to over-ride
a presidential veto?
2/3 of both Senators and Representatives must
agree in order to over-ride a presidential veto.
  • B6

44
Who would be the first to take over in the event
the president dies?
The first person to take over in the event the
president dies, would be the vice-president.
  • C6

45
Which president created the cabinet and why?
George Washington created the cabinet because he
knew he was going to need help. He understood
the office of the president was going to require
more knowledge than what he had.
  • D6

46
Who appoints the Supreme Court Judges and
Justices?
The President of the United States appoints the
Supreme Court Judges and Justices.
  • E6

47
What does it mean when the Supreme Court Declares
a law unconstitutional?
When a law is declared unconstitutional by the
Supreme Court, it means it goes against the
Constitution, and is void.
  • F6

48
How can an amendment be proposed?
An amendment can be proposed by a 2/3 agreement
from both houses of Congress, or a Constitutional
convention can be called by 2/3 of the state
legislatures.
  • G6

49
Describe what must happen in order for two or
more states to become one state.
In order for two or more states to become one
state, all of the states must agree, and then the
final approval is made by Congress.
  • H6
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