Cards in this guide (20)
Which amendment set the minimum age for voting in a national election
In 1971, the 26th Amendment set the legal voting age at 18 for
both US federal and state elections.
Who has the power to approve the appointment of federal judges
Article III Federal judges (US District Court, US Courts of Appeals Circuit Courts), like the justices of the US Supreme Court, are appointed by the President
of the United States, with the "advice and consent" (approval) of the Senate
The House of Representatives has no role in this process.
Party delegates from which of these groups attend the national party convention every four years
Which branch of the federal government has the power to declare a law unconstitutional
When does the Supreme Court begin a session
The US Supreme Court Term, which is the proper word for their annual "session," begins the first Monday in October and ends the first Monday in October of the following year.
The Court typically hears oral arguments from October until the end of April, then convenes in May and June only to render opinions on cases. The Court rises at the end of June or early July, and reviews petitions for writs certiorari and conducts other business between then and the beginning of the next Term.
When hearing oral arguments, the day's session begins at 10:00 am and runs approximately until noon. The justices sometimes hold court in the afternoon, as well.
Which amendment to the constitution gives congress the power to levy an income tax
What branch of government is the largest area of federal bureaucracy
States could not use poll taxes to deny a person the right to vote according to which amendment
The 24th Amendment stated poll taxes could not be used to deny a
person the right to vote.
What are District Courts in US Territories called
US Territorial Courts
Federal courts that perform the function of US District Courts, but that are located in US territories outside the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are called US Territorial Courts. These were established as Article I tribunals, not Article III courts, like standard US District Courts.
Examples of the US Territorial Courts include:
- US District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands
- US District Court for the District of Guam
- US District Court for the US Virgin Islands
The US Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over many cases heard in US Territorial Courts.
US Territorial Courts.
If the Federal Reserve Board decides there is a danger of inflation due to excessive speculation of the stock exchanges it may raise the margin requirements
Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding that is regulated by the federal government
General elections are usually less intense and more positive
Most candidates do not believe the presidential primaries are the best way to allow the people a choice
The case of engel v vitale said a state sponsored prayer was against the constitution
No person shall be denied the right to vote because of there race according to which amendment
What type of personal property includes all movable wealth which is visible and the value of which can be easily be assessed
Which case approved the separate but equal doctrine
Plessy v. Ferguson was the case that approved the separate but
What amendment are women given the right to vote
The House of Representatives must approve the appointment of a federal judge.
The national chairman of a political party is a volunteer and handles only the planning of the national conventions.