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Articles of Confederation $100
UNDER THE ARTICLES OF
CONFEDERATION, EACH STATE HAD
THIS MANY VOTES.
One
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Articles of Confederation $200
THIS MANY STATES NEEDED TO
APPROVE SOMETHING WITHIN
CONGRESS FOR IT TO PASS.
9 of 13
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Articles of Confederation $300
A MAJOR WEAKNESS UNDER THE
ARTICLES WAS THAT THERE WAS NOT
ONE OF THESE PEOPLE TO BE THE
FACE OF THE NATION.
A President /
leader
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THIS RARE SUCCESS OF THE
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
ESTABLISHED A METHOD FOR
ADMITTING NEW STATES
The Northwest
Ordinance of 1787
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THIS EVENT SIGNALED THAT THE
ARTICLES DID NOT WORK BECAUSE
THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT WAS
TOO WEAK. IT LED TO THE
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.
Shay’s
Rebellion
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Separation of Powers $100
THE PRESIDENT IS THE HEAD OF
THIS BRANCH
Executive
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Separation of Powers $200
THIS BRANCH INTERPRETS THE LAW
Judicial
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Separation of Powers $300
THERE ARE 100 SENATORS. THIS IS
BECAUSE EACH STATE GETS THIS
MANY
Two
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Separation of Powers $400
THIS BRANCH COULD BE DESCRIBED
AS BICAMERAL
Legislative
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Separation of Powers $500
NONE OF THE HIGHEST MEMBERS
OF THIS BRANCH ARE ELECTED BY
THE PEOPLE
Judicial
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Federalism $100
THE POWER TO BUILD ROADS
BELONGS TO THIS GOVERNMENT
Both the state and
national
governments
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Federalism $200
ONLY THIS GOVERNMENT CAN COIN
MONEY
The Federal
Government
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Federalism $300
THIS GOVERNMENT HAS THE RIGHT
TO ESTABLISH A MILITARY
The Federal
Government
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Federalism $400
THE RIGHT TO ESTABLISH SCHOOLS
BELONGS TO THIS GOVERNMENT
State Governments
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Federalism $500
THIS GOVERNMENT IS ABLE TO
RAISE TAXES
Both the state and federal
government
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LEGISLATIVE
EXECUTIVE
JUDICIAL
The Three Branches
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SECRETARY OF STATE
ATTORNEY GENERAL
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Members of the
Cabinet
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH
FREEDOM OF RELIGION
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
Rights protected by
st
the 1 Amendment
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35 YEARS OLD
NATURAL BORN US CITIZEN
US RESIDENT FOR 14 YEARS
Qualifications to
be president
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ANTONIN SCALIA
SONYA SOTOMAYOR
CLARENCE THOMAS
Supreme Court
Justices
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Checks & Balances $100
IF THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT LIKE AN
ACT, HE CAN DO THIS TO IT TO STOP IT
Veto
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IF THE PRESIDENT OR A JUSTICE
BREAKS THE LAW, IT IS UP TO
THIS BRANCH TO IMPEACH THEM
Legislative
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THE JUDICIAL BRANCH CAN DO
THIS TO A LAW IN ORDER TO
CHECK THE POWER OF THE
LEGISLATURE
Declare the law
unconstitutional
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IF CONGRESS DOES NOT AGREE
WITH AN INTERPRETATION OF
THE SUPREME COURT, THEY CAN
DO THIS TO THE CONSTITUTION.
Amend the
Constitution
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IF THE PRESIDENT VETOES A
LAW, THE CONGRESS CAN
OVERRIDE IT DOING THIS
Getting a 2/3 Vote
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THE FIRST 10
AMENDMENTS ARE
ALSO CALLED THIS.
THE BILL
OF
RIGHTS
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THIS IS ONE OF NY STATE'S
TWO SENATORS
Chuck Schumer
And
Kirsten Gillibrand
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A US PRESIDENT CAN
ONLY BE ELECTED THIS
MANY TIMES.
2
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SUPREME COURT
JUSTICES SERVE FOR
THIS LONG.
THEY SERVE FOR LIFE
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THIS SUCCESS OF THE
ARTICLES OF
CONFEDERATION SET UP
THE PROCESS FOR
ADDING NEW STATES.
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
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Amendment
Stupid
Answers
Which
Branch
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5Principles
of Gov’t
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NY v. US
The First
Constitution
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NY v. US Constitution $200
THIS CONSTITUTION IS REWRITTEN TO CHANGE.
New York
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NY v. US Constitution $400
THIS MAN WAS CRUCIALLY INVOLVED
IN THE WRITING OF THE NY
CONSTITUTION.
John Jay
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NY v. US Constitution $600
NY DOES NOT HAVE A
HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES,
INSTEAD IT HAS THIS.
An Assembly
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NY v. US Constitution $800
A KEY SIMILARITY
BETWEEN THE TWO
CONSTITUTIONS IS THAT
BOTH SEPARATE POWERS
INTO THESE.
3-Branches
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NY v. US Constitution $1000
THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE
BRANCH IS HEADED UP BY
A PRESIDENT AND VICEPRESIDENT. NEW YORK'S
EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS
HEADED UP BY THESE.
Governor and
Lieutenant Governor
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The First Amendment $200
GOVERNMENT CAN'T TELL
YOU WHAT TO BELIEVE
BECAUSE OF THIS.
Freedom of
religion
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The First Amendment $400
GOVERNMENT CAN'T TELL
YOU WHAT TO SAY OR NOT
SAY BECAUSE OF THIS.
Freedom of
speech
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The First Amendment $600
GOVERNMENT CAN'T STOP
THE NEWSPAPER FROM
PRINTING STORIES AGAINST
THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE
OF THIS.
Freedom of the
press
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The First Amendment $800
GOVERNMENT CAN'T
PUNISH YOU FOR PUTTING
YOUR NAME ON ONE OF
THESE.
A petition
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GOVERNMENT CAN'T
ARREST YOU FOR HAVING
A MEETING BECAUSE OF
THIS.
Freedom of
assembly
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THIS COMPROMISE LET
SLAVE STATES COUNT 3/5
OF THEIR SLAVES.
Three-Fifths
Compromise
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ROGER SHERMAN PROPOSED
THIS COMPROMISE WHICH
TURNED OUT TO BE A GREAT
IDEA BECAUSE IT ADDED A
SENATE AND A HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES.
The Great Compromise
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MUCH LIKE HOW THE
PREAMBLE OF THE
DECLARATION OUTLINED
THE GOALS OF THE
DOCUMENT, THIS PART OF
THE CONSTITUTION
OUTLINES THE GOALS OF
THE GOVERNMENT.
Preamble of the
Constitution
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THE PRESIDENT CANNOT
MAKE YOUR TAXES HIGHER
BECAUSE IT IS THE
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH THAT
DOES THIS WITH LAWS.
Makes the laws
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DANIEL SHAYS LED THIS
REBELLION WHICH SIGNALED
THAT THE NATIONAL
GOVERNMENT WAS TOO WEAK
UNDER THE ARTICLES.
Shay’s Rebellion
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WHICH BRANCH AM I IN? $200
CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN
ROBERTS
Judicial
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WHICH BRANCH AM I IN? $400
VICE-PRESIDENT JOE
BIDEN
Executive
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WHICH BRANCH AM I IN? $600
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER
HARRY REID
Legislative
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WHICH BRANCH AM I IN? $800
ATTORNEY GENERAL
ERIC HOLDER
Executive
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WHICH BRANCH AM I IN? $1000
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
JOHN BOEHNER
Legislative
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5-Principles of Government $200
THE POWERS OF
GOVERNMENT ARE BROKEN
UP INTO 3-BRANCHES.
Separation of
Powers
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THIS PROTECTS
AGAINST ONE BRANCH
BECOMING TOO
POWERFUL.
Checks and
Balances
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POWER IS SHARED
BETWEEN THE
NATIONAL
GOVERNMENT AND THE
STATES.
Federalism
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GOVERNMENT ONLY HAS
THE POWER TO DO WHAT
IT MUST DO, AND LEADERS
MUST OBEY THE LAW TOO.
Limited
Government
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WE THE PEOPLE HAVE
ALL OF THE POWER IN
GOVERNMENT.
Popular
Sovereignty
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A CHANGE TO THE
CONSTITUTION.
Amendment
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THE FIRST
GOVERNMENT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA.
Articles of
Confederation
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NEW YORK'S VERSION
OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES.
Assembly
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THE HEAD OF
THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT.
Attorney General
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HOW SUPREME COURT
JUSTICES GET THEIR
JOBS.
Appointed by the
President
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