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Articles of Confederation

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Articles of Confederation

powers of the government stated clearly

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articles of confederation

first constitution of the united states

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a strong central government

what did the writers of the constitution not want

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1777

when were the articles written?

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unanimity

what did the articles need to reflect?

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1781

when did the articles go into affect?

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no president (executive) and no federal court (judicial)

how were the articles similar to the document made by the 2nd continental congress?

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legislative branch

what branch did the articles create?

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state courts

how were disagreements solved when the articles were written?

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they despised what England put them through by having a strong central government

why did the writers not want a strong central government?

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declaring war, stop war, delivering mail, dealing with indians, create taxes but did not have power to collect taxes, had power to create laws but not to enforce them

what were federal powers given to the federal government?

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coercion

power to coerce, force people what they don't want to do

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approved treaty of paris and had power to decide what to do with the western lands (indians)

what did the articles have power to do and did do?

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constitution

written document

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preamble

first part of the constitution

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"we the people"

most important 3 words in american history

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have a stronger government than the articles provided

what does it mean to have a more perfect union?

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domestic tranquility

no one is taken advantage of

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provide for the common defense

protect us from enemies

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welfare

"are you okay?"

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liberty

what was to last as long as the united states does?

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27

how many times was the constitution ammended?

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like an english diagram

how was the constitution written?

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articles

big parts of the constitution

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section

2nd biggest / smaller than article

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subsections

smallest section

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the legislative branch

what does the first part of the constitution discuss?

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congress

who is the legislative branch?

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president and executive branch as a whole

what does article 2 cover?

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the federal court

what does article 3 cover?

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power to make laws

legislative powers means what?

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house of representatives and senate

congress makes up what 2 parts?

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the house of representatives

who discusses before the senate does

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2 years

how long is a house of representatives term?

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singular

what does several mean in the constitution?

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the voters selecting a canidate

elector means what?

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if you can vote for state officials you can vote for federal officials

what qualifies you to vote for a house of representative member?

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-25 years old -citizen of federal and state gov for 7 years

qualifications for house of representatives

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-free people -indentured servants -3/5 a person for every slave

who counted for the census during this time?

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indentured

having few rights and takes 5-7 years to be free

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indians

who was not counted in a census?

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1790

when was the first census taken?

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every 10 years

how often does a census occur?

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the census wasn't taken until 1790

why did the constitution say exactly how many house of representatives?

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enumeration

counted

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die, impeached, and regination

how do vacancies occur in the house of rep?

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population

what is membership based on?

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governor

executive authority

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rite of election

announcement of election

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house of representatives

who chooses officers such as speaker of the house?

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majority

the leader of the house is determined by who?

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-choose who speaks -chooses if someone has spoken too long -choose which bill makes it to the floor of the house

what does the the speaker of the house do?

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represents the majority of the house

who is the majority leader?

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represents the minority of the house

who is the minority leader?

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impeachment

the house a right to?

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impeach

indict

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due process

a number of steps that must be taken and in order

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determine if there is enough evidence to indict

what is the grand jurys job?

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the house of representatives

what is the federal form of a grand jury?

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false

indicted means your guilty

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they look at further evidence and decide if you are guilty or innocent

what happens are a person is indicted?

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true

someone can be impeached without being guilty

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2

how many senators per state?

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to leave

what were small states threatening if they were not given an equal voice in the senate?

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roger sherman

who suggested the great compromise?

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the great compromise

the number of house of representatives would be determined by population. the senate would be based on equality and would be equal

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voting

how do they determine a vacancy in senate now?

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legislator chose

when the constitution was first written how was vancany filled?

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1917

when did senators began being chosen by voters?

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6 years

how long is a senate members term?

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false

senators from the same state have to both the same

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1

how many votes does a senate member have?

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3

how many ways is the senate split?

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2,4, and 6 years

what are the 3 divisions time frames for reelection?

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1/3

how many us senators rerun for election every two years?

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the governor

if a legislator is gone who appoints a senate member?

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-30 years old on the day sworn in -9 year member of the us -live in state of which they are elected

what does a senate member need to run?

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the vice president

who is the 101 "member" of congress?

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false

the vice president plays an active role in senate

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when a tie occurs

when does the vice president vote in the senate?

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protemp

replaces the vice president in the house of representatives if he is gone

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2/3s of those that are present

how many votes do you need to impeach

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senate

who determines guilt or innocence?

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Must be removed from office Disqualified to hold any other gov office Disqualified from any national office the rest of your life

when the senate finishes trying the case and they are guilty, what actions are taken?

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a civilian court to be tried

after found guilty in a national court where will they go?

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jail time executed fees/fines

what can be the consequences from being tried in a civilian court?

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the state

who determines how senate members are chosen?

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the senators are chosen unfairly by state

why would congress step in while choosing senate members?

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once a year

how many times is congress required to meet?

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january 3/december 1

what day does congress meet now and back then?

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year round

when does congress meet now?

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the house they are apart of

who determines whether congress members are qualified?

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quorum

number of people in order to do business legally

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false, you can be punished

you don't have to show up for congress

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the chamber(house)

who decided "disorderly" behavior

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congressional records

holds records of what is said in congress

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3 days

how long can they take a break for but no longer

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government treasury

where is the house and senate paid from?

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false

congress can deny pay

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treason, felony, breach of peace

why would the members not receive salary

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