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Constitutional Card Sort Questions

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Constitution Card Sort Activity

INSTRUCTIONS:  On your own paper (TITLED: Constitutional Card Sort Answers) write the answers to the following questions so that it is obvious to what the information refers.

(ie:  Term of HofRep = ___ yrs.)

  1. What is the length of a term of office for members of the U.S. House of Representatives?

 

  1. How old must one be to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

 

  1. Who has the power to propose a law to raise revenue (a tax law)?

 

  1. Who has the sole power of impeachment (removing someone from office)?

 

  1. What is the length of a term of office for members of the United States Senate?

 

  1. How old must one be to be elected to the United States Senate?

 

  1. Who must approve people –like ambassadors, judges, and cabinet members –that the president appoints to government positions? (You may have to come back to this one later when we study the Executive Branch)

 

  1. Who must approve any treaties that are made with foreign countries?

 

  1. Who has the sole power to try (bring to trial) all impeachments?

 

  1. Who has legislative (law-making) powers?

 

  1. Who has the power to declare war?

 

  1. What can the legislative branch do if the president vetoes a bill?

 

  1. Who has the power to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States?  (You may have to come back to this one later when we study the Article 5)

 

  1. What is the length of a term of office for the president of the United States?

 

  1.  How old must one be to be elected president of the United States?

 

  1. Who has the power to approve or veto laws?

 

  1. Who has the power to make treaties with foreign countries?

 

  1. Who has the power to nominate judges to the Supreme Court?

 

  1. Who has the power to nominate ambassadors, public ministers, or other officers of the United States –such as members of the Cabinet?

 

  1. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of U.S. military force?

 

  1. What is the length of a term of office for the Justices of the United States Supreme Court?

 

  1. Who has the power to review all laws and treaties of the Unites States?

 

  1. Who has the power to settle disputes involving the United States?

 

  1. Who has the power to settle disputes between different states?

 

  1. Who presides over any impeachment trial of the president of the United States?