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Vocabulary and Amendments Practice Test



Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below
a.
a court that has the power to review the judgment of another, lower court
b.
principle of government under which separate branches are empowered to prevent actions by other branches and are induced to share power; these are applied primarily in constitutional governments such as that of the United States, which separate powers among legislative, executive, and judicial branches
c.
authors of the Federalist Papers
d.
a legislature (lawmaking body) with two separate houses
e.
counting a population; in the U.S., this is constitutionally required every ten years
f.
a change, or addition to, the Constitution
g.
a legal case in which one party sues  another for damages; in this kind of case, there is no determination of criminal guilt or innocence
h.
a power not granted to the presidents
i.
Congress does this on a regular basis
j.
re-distribution of representatives among the states according to U.S. law, every ten years after the U.S. census
k.
any of 13 intermediate appellate (appeals) courts within the federal judicial system, each of which is empowered to review all final decisions of the lower, district courts
l.
another term for the death penalty
 

 1. 

Madison, Hamilton, and Jay
 

 2. 

amendment
 

 3. 

census
 

 4. 

declaring war
 

 5. 

creating new laws
 

 6. 

appeals court
 

 7. 

bicameral
 

 8. 

checks and balances
 

 9. 

re-apportionment
 

 10. 

civil case, civil trial
 

 11. 

capital punishment
 

 12. 

circuit courts
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below
a.
guarantees that accused persons cannot be forced to give testimony against themselves
b.
prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages
c.
creates the legislative branch of the United States government
d.
guarantees civil rights for all Americans
e.
introductary paragraph of the Constitution, states purposes of government
f.
guarantees right to vote for persons at least eighteen years old
g.
creates the executive branch of the United States government
h.
sets limit of two terms - no more than ten years - for presidents
i.
creates the judicial branch of the United States government
j.
guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and press
k.
prohibits excessive bail, punishment, and torture
l.
guaranteed suffrage for women
 

 13. 

Article Three
 

 14. 

Twenty-Second Amendment
 

 15. 

Article Two
 

 16. 

Twenty-Sixth Amendment
 

 17. 

First Amendment
 

 18. 

Eighth Amendment
 

 19. 

Eighteenth Amendment
 

 20. 

Fourteenth Amendment
 

 21. 

Fifth Amendment
 

 22. 

Preamble
 

 23. 

Nineteenth Amendment
 

 24. 

Article One
 



 
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