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What is the term for house members?

2 years

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What are the three main qualifications to run for house?

25 years of age, citizen of the U.S. for 7 years, inhabitant of the state they are chosen in

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Who shall preside in the house?

The Speaker

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How will the Senate be apportioned?

Each state will be given two senators each

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How long is the term for the Senate

6 years

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What are the qualifications to run for Senate?

30 years of age, citizen of the U.S. for 9 years, inhabitant of the state they are chosen in

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What in the role of the Vice President in the Senate?

They serve as president of the Senate and vote only in the case of draws

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What is the role of the House and Senate in the impeachment trial?

The House brings the impeachment while the Senate tries the impeachment

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What is a quorum?

The minimum number of people at a meeting to allow for decisions to be made

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What type of bills must start in the House?

Revenue and tax bills

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Power of Congress on Federal Courts?

Some power on defining crimes and providing punishments

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Power of Congress on War?

Right to declare war and rule territory claim

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Power of Congress on Commerce?

Right to undergo commerce with foreign nations and Indian tribes

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What is the Elastic Clause?

The idea that Congress has the ability to use implied powers to execute its given powers

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How many representatives does a state have in the electoral college?

Senators + Representatives in Congress

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What are the qualifications necessary to run for President?

Natural born citizen of the U.S., 35 years of age, 14 years of residence in the U.S.

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What powers does the President have with the Military?

They are Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy

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What one court is specifically mentioned in the Constitution?

The Supreme Court

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What group has the power to create other courts?

Congress

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What is extradition?

The return of a criminal to its original state

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How shall new states be admitted into the Union?

Through Congress and only into new territory, not current state juridstiction

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Two methods for proposing amendments?

2/3 of both houses in Congress deem it necessary, 2/3 of the states call for a convention

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Two methods for ratifying amendments?

3/4 of Congress proposes, 3/4 of legislatures of the states propose

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Which laws are "supreme" according to the Constitution?

Anything in the Constitution or state laws

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How many states were necessary to ratify the Constitution?

9 states

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What rights are granted in the 1st amendment?

Freedom of expression, protesting, religion, and no religious bias in government

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What right is granted in the 2nd amendment?

The right to purchase and bear arms

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What does amendment 4 say about search and seizure?

Government cannot search and seizure unreasonably on private property

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2-3 parts of the 5th amendment?

No second trials without fair compensation, withholding information from police before a court, no imprisonments without a fair trial

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What does the 9th amendment say about the rights of the people?

People have the right to claim other rights even if they aren't stated in the Constitution

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What does the 10th amendment say about the power of the states?

States have any powers which aren't specifically Federal powers

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