who is in charge of the executive branch?
How many U.S. Senators are there?
We elect a President for how many years?
What is the highest court in the United States?
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
What is the supreme law of the land?
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
Who approves supreme court justices
The legislative branch is also known as
a group of people that make laws
a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
to vote approval of
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
the branch of government that carries out laws
the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals
federal court where trials are held and lawsuits are begun
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
a tactic for defeating a bill in the senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it
House of Representatives
Seperation of powers
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition
Conditions for quarters of soldiers
need warrant or probable cause to arrest and search
Presumption of Innocence
Right to a speedy trial
Right to a trial by jury Right of trial by jury of your peers
No cruel or unusual punishment such as torture
U.S. Supreme Court decides what the constitution means
States can make local rules and laws such as divorce rules
federal courts do not have jurisdiction in case against a state
Revises presidential election procedures
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race
Popular Election of Senators
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors
Equal Suffrage---Sex; Right of Women to Vote
Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect
Repeal of 18th Amendment
Presidental Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms
Inclusion of DIstrict of Columbia in Presidential Election System
Right to Vote in Federal Elections----Tax Payment; Outlawed the payment of a tax as a condition for taking part in elections
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability
Right to Vote----Age; Must be 18 years or older
Congressional Pay; Congress's power to fix the salaries of its members
Type of democracy where citizens elect leaders to represent them in government
A small group that rules a country after taking it by force
One person has all the power
Type of democracy where citizens are involved in day-to-day government
Recognizes God as the ultimate authority in government and law
One leader has absolute control over citizens' lives
Citizens hold the political power
A small group of people has all the power
People are not subject to any nation or government
A king or queen rules the country
Freedom of speech, assembly
Right to trial by jury
Cannot be searched without warrant
No excessive bails
Double jeopardy is forbidden
Fair and speedy trial
Powers granted to states and people
Right to vote regardless of race
Shortened period of time between federal elections
No quartering of troops
State cannot sue a citizen in another state
Term limits on presidents
Vote for president and VP on same ballot
Members salaries cant be collected until after federal election
Procedures after presidents death
Direct election of senate
18 can vote
No poll taxes
D.C are granted 3 electoral votes
Congress collects taxes
No denial of constitutional rights
Woman can vote
Right to bear arms
The ______ Is the United States leader
Leader of Australia
Two types of this government: direct and representative
Hitler belived in ______
From the greek word oligarkhia
Central government has most power
Shares power equally between City, State, Country, etc.
God is considered highest ruler
Citizens have the rights to elect and impeach anyone
States citizen's freedoms
Figurehead/ King, Queen, Etc.
Legislative body of a parlimentary democracy.
Ruled by one
Government controls citizen's lives through force
Monarch has unlimited power
Citizens hold political power
King or Queen rule the country
Where the economy is completely controlled by the government.
A system which people own their own businesses and property
There are no representatives leading the country.
USA is an example of this type of democracy
A law making body
A government where one person has all the power
One leader has absolute control over citizens lives.
small group of people that have all the power
Nobody is in conrol
small group of people usually military who rule a country after taking it over.
The monarch has all the power, and had the final say over the government.
A monarch that shares power with other parts of the government and are subject to the country's constitution
distribution of power
head of state