C) average voters the decisive power in choosing the president.
D) larger states an advantage in selecting the president.
15) The sole responsibility of investigating and charging a president or vice president with "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" falls to the
A) House of Representatives.
C) Supreme Court.
D) Federal Court system.
16) The Legislative Branch is established in
A) Article I.
B) Article II.
C) Article III.
D) Article IV.
17) Federal judges are appointed by the president and approved by the Senate for a term of
A) eight years.
B) four years.
C) two years.
18) Article VI is also known as the
A) Commerce Clause.
B) Supremacy Clause.
C) Elastic Clause.
D) Equal Faith and Credit Clause.
19) A series of 85 political papers written by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison in support of ratification were called the
A) Pennsylvania Packet.
B) Federalist Papers.
C) Anti-Federalist Papers.
D) Ratification Debates.
20) The 18 to power of (th) Amendment was added to the Constitution in order to enable
A) Congress to implement a personal income tax.
B) the president to appoint a vice president with the advice and consent of the Senate.
D) the enactment of Prohibition.
21) The only Amendment passed and ratified that repealed a prior amendment was the
A) 16 to power of (th).
B) 19 to power of (th).
C) 21 to power of (st).
D) 27 to power of (th).
22) Of the more than 10,000 amendments introduced in Congress, __________ have been sent to the states for debate and ratification.
23) The amendment process for the Constitution is set out in Article V and sets up a(n)
A) two stage process of proposal and ratification.
B) fairly easy procedure for changing the document.
C) single stage process utilizing conventions or Congress.
D) process by which the states, Congress, the executive, and a majority of voters must agree on changes to the document.
24) The Madison Amendment that prohibits Congress from raising their own salaries during the term of Congress was passed many years after it was proposed. It is also known as the __________ Amendment.
A) 10 to power of (th)
B) 17 to power of (th)
C) 21 to power of (st)
D) 27 to power of (th)
25) Once the Constitutional Convention was completed, the drive for ratification in the states began. Those who favored strong states and a weak national government, and thus opposed ratification, were called