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  1. U.S. Constitution Flash Cards Make these cards and you will do great on the test!

  2. Who was the author of the Declaration of Independence?

  3. Thomas Jefferson

  4. Who was the President of the Constitutional Convention?

  5. George Washington

  6. What are the two symbols of the two major political parties?

  7. Democrats = DonkeyRepublicans = Elephant

  8. The Preamble

  9. Beginning of the Constitution and states the goals of document(Remember “PRE” beginning)

  10. Six Goals of Preamble

  11. Goals • Form a more perfect union • Establish Justice • Insure domestic tranquility • Provide for the common defense • Promote the general welfare • Secure the blessings of liberty

  12. What are the three branches of government?

  13. 1. Legislative2. Executive3. Judicial

  14. How many articles are in the Constitution?

  15. Seven

  16. How many amendments are in the Constitution?

  17. 27

  18. What is the job of the Legislative Branch?

  19. Make the laws

  20. What is the job of the Executive Branch?

  21. Enforce the Laws

  22. What is the job of the Judicial Branch?

  23. Interpret or Carry Out the Laws

  24. Who makes up the legislative branch?

  25. Congress:The House of Representativesand the Senate

  26. Who makes up the Executive Branch?

  27. The President, Vice President, and the Cabinet

  28. Who makes up the Judicial Branch?

  29. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, and District Courts

  30. What type of government is the United States?

  31. Democratic Republic

  32. What is FEDERALISM?

  33. Sharing of power between national government and the states.

  34. Checks and Balances

  35. Distribution of powers among the three branches to prevent one from getting too much power.

  36. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FLASH CARDS The following are flashcards for the Legislative Branch

  37. How many Senators are there from every state?

  38. Two

  39. How many representatives are there from every state?

  40. At least ONE*depends on population

  41. Who calls SPECIAL sessions of Congress?

  42. The President

  43. Where does Congress meet?

  44. The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

  45. Where are the notes and bills from daily meetings in Congress kept?

  46. The Congressional Record

  47. How many Senators are there?

  48. 100*Two from each state

  49. Who are Illinois’s two Senators?