Constitution Practice Test 2 - T/F

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.


When a federal official is impeached, he or she is immediately removed from office.


The power to establish Congressional districts and to re-draw (re-district) the districts’ boundary lines is given to the states’ legislatures.


The Constitution specifically encourages both the federal and state governments to pass and enforce ex post facto laws.


All federal laws that tax Americans or spend taxpayers’ money originate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Treaties with foreign nations must be ratified by a 3/4 “yes” vote in the U.S. Senate, in order to become law.


The Constitution gives both original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction to the Supreme Court.


“Separation of powers” refers to the relationship between the national government and the states.


In order to amend the Constitution, both houses of Congress must pass it by a two-thirds majority, it must have the president’s signature, and finally, it must be approved by three-fourths of the states.


U.S. Senators must be at least 35 years old, have been a citizen for at least 7 years, and live in the state they represent.


The Constitution allows government to take land from private owners for public use, provided the owner is paid a fair price for it.


Bills of attainder are prohibited by the Constitution, because they allow people to be imprisoned, fined, or executed without trial.


The Constitution of 1788 defined who could and could not vote.


An amendment to the Constitution must pass by at least a 2/3 vote in both houses of Congress, then be ratified by at least 3/4 of the states.


The phrase “We the People” is found in the Declaration of Independence.


The first three Articles of the U.S. Constitution were written to grant basic civil rights and civil liberties to the people of the U.S.


One-third of the Senate and all of the members of the House of Representatives are up for election every to years.


The total voting membership of the U.S. Senate and House is 535.


The Constitution requires that each state must recognize other states’ legal documents, such as marriage certificates and drivers’ licenses.


The Constitution leaves the Supreme Court in charge of deciding rules of immigration and naturalization.


The Bill of Rights guarantees Americans’ civil rights and civil liberties.


The 25th Amendment lists rules about presidential death and disability.


The Federalist Papers was a series of newspaper articles published in support of the ratification of the newly-written Constitution, authored by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.


In the Constitution, Native Americans were granted citizenship.


Involuntary servitude - slavery - was outlawed by the 15th Amendment to the Constitution.


Members of Congress may pass a law increasing their salaries, but cannot collect it until after they have been through a federal election.

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