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Complete the following True or False questions.

1. Thomas Jefferson wrote the U.S. Constitution.

True

False

2. The independent states were governed by the Articles of the Confederation before the Constitution.

True

False

3. The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia.

True

False

4. The U.S. Constitution went into effect on June 21, 1788.

True

False

5. The United States government is divided into two branches.

True

False

6. The U.S. Constitution contains seven Articles.

True

False

7. Each state has two representatives in the House of Representatives.

True

False

8. U.S. Senators are elected for six year terms.

True

False

9. A member of the House of Representatives is elected for a two year term.

True

False

10. All revenue (money) bills originate in the House of Representatives.

True

False

11. The power to declare war belongs to the President.

True

False

12. The Executive Branch makes laws.

True

False

13. The Judicial Branch makes laws.

True

False

14. The Legislative Branch makes laws.

True

False

15. The President of the United States has the power to appoint judges.

True

False

16. The number of justices on the Supreme Court is seven.

True

False

17. The Vice-President is the presiding officer over the Senate.

True

False

18. A Supreme Court judge may serve his or her term for life.

True

False

19. No women has ever been appointed to the Supreme Court.

True

False

20. All appointments to the Supreme Court must be approved by the House of Representatives.

True

False

21. Impeachments are tried by the Senate.

True

False

22. Bicameral means having three houses.

True

False

23. Our system of government is known as a system of checks and balances.

True

False

24. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.

True

False

25. Each state is allowed three senators in the Senate.

True

False

26. Amendments to the U.S. Constitution can be proposed by 2/3 vote of each house of Congress.

True

False

27. Amendments must be ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 of the states.

True

False

28. The President's Cabinet includes the Secretary of Administration.

True

False

29. The U.S. Postal Service is a government corporation.

True

False

30. The Commander in Chief is a general in the Army.

True

False

31. Treaties negotiated by the President must be approved by the Senate.

True

False

32. The Senate appoints justices to the Supreme Court.

True

False

33. A naturalized citizen can become President.

True

False

34. The President must be at least 35 years old.

True

False

35. The U.S. Constitution allows states to coin money.

True

False

 

 

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