The answers to the questions on Student Handout B appear below

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The answers to the questions on Student Handout
B appear below. Use them to check student
responses to the Constitutional Law Exam.
Set 1: Legislative Branch (Section 3)
1.Members of the House of Representatives serve
two-year terms. (Article I, Section 2)
2.A person must be 25 to be elected to the House
and 30 to be elected to the Senate. (Article I, Sections 2 and 3)
3.The House of Representatives has the power to
propose a tax law. (Article I, Section 7)
4.Congress has the power to declare war. (Article I, Section 8)
Set 2: Executive Branch (Section 4)
5. The president serves a four-year term.
(Article II, Section 1)
6.The president nominates ambassadors,
Supreme Court justices, and other U.S.
officials. (Article II, Section 2)
7.The president is the commander in chief of the
U.S. military forces. (Article II, Section 2)
Set 4: Checks and Balances (Section 6)
13.Congress can override the veto with a twothirds vote in each house. (Article I, Section 7)
14.The Senate must approve the president’s
appointments for ambassadors, judges, and
other U.S. officials. (Article II, Section 2)
15.The Senate must approve a treaty made with a
foreign country. (Article II, Section 2)
16.The judicial branch has the power to decide
whether laws are constitutional. (Article III, Section 2)
Set 5: Amendment Process (Section 7)
17. Congress or state legislatures have the power
to propose amendments to the Constitution.
(Article V)
18.Three-fourths of state legislatures (or threefourths of special state conventions) approve an
amendment. (Article V)
19.The Twenty-second Amendment sets the
term limit for the presidency. (Twenty-second
8.A person running for president must be a
natural-born citizen. (Article II, Section 1)
20.The Twenty-sixth Amendment gives
18-year-olds the right to vote. (Twenty-sixth
Set 3: Judicial Branch (Section 5)
Set 6: Federal System (Section 8)
9.Supreme Court justices can serve for life.
(Article III, Section 1)
21.The Constitution is the supreme law of the
land. (Article VI)
10.Trials are held in the state where the crimes
were committed. (Article III, Section 2)
22.The full faith and credit clause requires states
to accept other states’ laws and decisions.
(Article IV, Section 1)
11.Federal courts try cases involving disputes
between states. (Article III, Section 2)
12.The Supreme Court hears cases dealing with
ambassadors. (Article III, Section 2)
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23.Congress has the power to regulate interstate
commerce. (Article I, Section 8)
24.Congress has the power to print and coin
money. (Article 2, Section 8)
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