Civics Study Guide # II
1. Requirements for a bill to be ratified: If a bill has been passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden.
2. Percentage for a supreme court decision: 60%
3. Amendment abolishing slavery: 19th amendment
4. Leader of the Senate: Vice president
5. House of Representatives membership: 435
6. Authority allowing Congress to broaden its power: Necessary and Proper clause
7. Article related to the Executive branch: Article II
8. Total number of senators and members of the house: 535
9. Amendments protecting the rights of citizens accused of crimes: 5th, 6th and 8th
10. Right to gather: Freedom of Assembly
11. Term of a Senator: A Senator's term of office is six years and approximately one-third of the total membership of the Senate is elected every two years.
12. Leader of the house: Speaker of the House
13. Requirements to become a member of the house: At least 25 years old, from the state you are running for, and lived in the U.S for at least 7 years.
14. Requirements to become a senator: At least 30 years old, from the state you are running for, and live in the U.S. for at least 9 years.
15. Requirements to become president: 35 years old and a natural born citizen of the United States
16. Identify the grouping of the judicial branch: Supreme Court and more than 100 other federal courts.
17. Strategy for overriding a presidential veto: a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate.
18. Strategy for determine the number of members of the house: Madison Plan
19. Protection from unfair criminal prosecution: Due process of law
20. 2 major failures of the articles of confederation: Inability to create unity and an effective government for the states; the national government had no authority to impose and collect taxes
21. Number of Amendments: 27
22. The constitution consist of: The US Constitution consists of seven articles and 27 amendments
23. Requirements to become a Supreme Court judge: Supreme Court judge must be at least 30 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least 15 years, and a qualified voter of the state for nine years preceding selection.
24. Frequency of senatorial elections: Every 2 years
25. 3rd in line for the presidency: President pro tempore
26. Amendment related to the provision of a lawyer: