Article 1 - Legislative Branch
1. What are the two bodies of Congress?
2. For a member of the House of Representatives, what is their: term: minimum age: citizenship requirement:
Who is the “chief officer” of the House of Representatives and how do they get this job?
What is the number of Representatives from each state based on? What is the total membership?
What are some powers that belong solely to members of the House of Representatives?
For a member of the Senate, what is their: term: minimum age: citizenship requirement: residency requirement:
Who is the “chief officer” of the Senate and how do they get this job? Who fills in if they are not there?
How many Senators are there are from each state? How many in all?
What is impeachment? What roles do the House and Senate have in the impeachment process?
When does Congress meet?
How can you find out what goes on in Congress?
In which house of Congress do tax bills originate? Why?
What is the process by which a bill can become a law without the President’s signature?
What is a pocket veto?
What are some of the powers shared by both houses of Congress (there are 18)?
What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?
What is a Bill of Attainder?
What is an Ex Post Facto law?
What are the three things states cannot do (according to Section 10)?
Article 2 - Executive Branch
20. For the office of the President, what is their: term: minimum age: citizenship requirement:
How is the Supreme Court involved in the impeachment of a President?
Why is treason the only crime defined in the Constitution?
What is the Electoral College? How many electors does each state have? How do they vote?
Who becomes President if both the President and the Vice President die? And next? And next?
Article 3 - Judicial Branch
25. What is the process for becoming a Supreme Court Justice? Why is this specific process important?
What are the powers of the President?
For the Supreme Court, what is their: term: chief officer: total number on the court:
What is extradition? Why doesn’t it always happen?
30. What is a change to the Constitution called? What is the process that must be followed for this to occur?
31. Article VI talks about “Federal Supremacy.” What does this mean?
32. How many states must ratify the Constitution?