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Articles of the Constitution

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  • What branch of government does Article 3 discuss?
    the Judicial Branch
  • What is an appeal?
    to ask a higher court to make a new decision
  • How many states were needed to ratify the Constitution and make it the supreme law of the United States?
    9 states needed to ratify the Constitution
  • What branch of government does Article 1 discuss?
    the Legislative Branch
  • What are three qualifications to become a representative?
    must be at least 25 years old, must have lived in the United States for at least 7 years, must live in the state where he/she is elected
  • What is a group of 12 people who listen to both sides in a trial and decide of the person on trial is guilty or innocent called?
    jury
  • Which part of the government is responsible for setting up the court system?
    Congress
  • What branch of government does Article 2 discuss?
    the Executive Branch
  • What is the name of the speech given by the President each year to explain how the country is doing?
    State of the Union Address
  • What vocabulary word means that something follows the rules of the Constitution?
    constitutional
  • What are the three levels of courts in the federal court system?
    trial courts, appeals courts, and Supreme Court
  • How long can it take to add an amendment?
    years
  • Who is the leader of the Senate?
    the Vice-President
  • Who is the leader of the House of Representatives?
    the Speaker of the House
  • What are three qualifications to become a senator?
    must be at least 30 years old, must have lived in the United States for at least 9 years, must live in the state where he/she is elected
  • What is judicial review?
    when the Supreme Court decides whether a law is constitutional
  • How many members are in the Senate?
    100
  • What are three qualifications to become a representative?
    must be at least 25 years old,
  • What are three qualifications to become President of the United States?
    must be at least 35 years old, must have been born in the United States, must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
  • How many members are in the House of Representatives?
    435
  • What are three qualifications to become a representative?
    must be at least 25 years old,
  • Who makes decisions about laws for territories of the United States?
    Congress