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Constitution Guided Reading Questions

1. What is the subject of Article I?


2. Complete the chart below:
How are
members
chosen?

Term (How
long in
office?)

Qualifications

Powers

Senate
House of
Representative
s
President
3. Who is the president of the Senate? When does he get to vote in the Senate?
4. What two legal protections does the Constitution guarantee members of
Congress?
5. What is required for Congress to override a presidential veto?
6. What happens when a President fails to sign or veto a bill passed by both houses
of Congress within ten days of passage if Congress is in session at the time?
7. What happens when a President fails to sign or veto a bill passed by both houses
of Congress within ten days of passage if Congress is NOT in session at the
time?
8. List three powers that are denied to the state governments.
9. What is the subject of Article II?
10. How may a president be removed from office?
11. What is the subject of Article III?
12. What body holds the judicial power of the United States?
13. Who appoints and confirms federal judges?
14. List five types of cases federal courts may try, according to the Constitution.
15. What is the constitutional definition of treason?
16. How many states are required to ratify the Constitution?
17. Identify the three signers of the Constitution from North Carolina.
18. How many times has the Constitution been amended?
19. Identify the three amendments passed immediately after the Civil War (1865).
20. When was the most constitutional amendment ratified? Briefly summarize that
amendment.