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October 7, 2019 Constitutional Knowledge Objective: To informally assess student understanding and knowledge of the Constitutional Handout
REVIEW 1. Classroom Setup: – Sit across from your opponent. • DIRECTIONS: 1. On the board, you will be presented with a constitutional issue you need to define within 30 -45 seconds. 2. A point value will be assigned to each term. (1 -5 pts) 3. At the end of 30 -45 seconds, you will trade your paper with the person across from you and grade what s/he wrote. 4. If you get the term correct you will receive the point value 5. In addition, you will receive 1 point for a VICTORY if one person is correct and the other is incorrect.
Constitutional Knowledge 1. The pre-eminent (day-day) leadership position in the House of Representatives is…and of which party currently? 3 – Speaker of the House, Democrats 2. Who chose/selected the members of the Senate prior to the 17 th amendment? 4 – State Legislatures 3. What are the 3 qualifications for a member of the House of Representatives? 3 – 25, 7 years a resident, live in the state 4. Who has the power to create laws regarding congressional elections? 4 – State legislatures
Constitutional Knowledge 5. What happens (2 options) if the president ignores a bill for more than 10 days? 4 – It becomes law if congress is in session or a pocket veto 6. What was it that couldn’t be “prohibited by Congress prior to 1808? ” 2 – Congress couldn’t ban the importation of slaves before 1808 7. What are the 3 qualifications for the presidency? 3 – 35, 14 years a resident, Natural born citizen 8. On what grounds can the President or VP be removed from office? 2 – Treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors 9. What is the term of office for members of the US Supreme Court? 3 – For life or good behavior 10. What are 3 ways in which a justice leaves the Supreme Court? 5 – Resign, impeachment or death