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Constitution Scavenger Hunt

By JakobChavez Apr 13, 2015 492 Words
GOVERNMENT
CONSTITUTION SCAVENGER HUNT

DIRECTIONS: Using only the original Constitution (without the amendments) answer the following questions. Be sure to include the Article, Section, and Clause (item number) of the Constitution where you found the answer. For example: bills for raising revenue (Article I, section 7) Or House of Representatives (Article I, section 2, clause 6). You do not need to indicate the article and section of the Constitution when you answer the questions that are asterisked *. 1. *What word in the Preamble indicates that the Farmers wanted this Constitution to last forever?

2. This type of bill must originate in the House of Representative.

3. What was Congress prohibited from doing under the Constitution until 1808?

4. What crime is specifically described and explained in detail in the Constitution?

5. *What name was not in attendance when the Constitution was finally signed?

6. This “shall never be required as a qualification to any office…. Under the United States.”

7. *He was the only delegate from New York to sign the Constitution.

8. The president must “take care that the laws are _______________.”

9. You and I are entitled to this with respect to “citizens in the several states.”

10. Congress can tax us to ‘provide for the ______________.”

11. The original ratio of U.S. Representatives to citizens in a state was 1:______.

12. *Why is the end of Article II, section 1, important to Inauguration Day?

13. According to Article II, _____________________ actually elect the president.

14. Each house of Congress must keep and publish this official record of their proceedings.

15. The United States guarantees to every state a republican form of government and this.

16. Many of the powers and duties of the president must be approved by the _______________.

17. The sole power of impeachment resides with the ___________________. 18. Why can’t your 35-year-old friend from France move to the U.S., become a citizen, and run for president?

19. What government official certifies who is officially president?

20. Of what importance is the number 30 to the U.S. Senator?

21. What other position in government does the President of the Senate hold?

22. The vote in the Senate is 60-40 to throw President Smith out of office. Is he out?

23. The president must give Congress information on the _____________.

24. Puerto Rico would need the approval of ______________ in order to become the 51st state.

25. What phrase refers to the fact that Texas must recognize a diploma from the University of New Mexico as valid?

26. The Constitution and U.S. las and treaties are the “______________ of the land.”

27. *Two-thirds vote refers to several governmental actions. Name one.

28. Congress created U.S. District and Circuit courts. They are called “__________ courts” in the Constitution.

29. A quorum to do business in either house of Congress is whenever a _________ is present.

30. When would the constitution officially go into effect?

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