Quiz Me! - The Constitution The constitution defines the structure of the governmentand their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. 1 / 10 Which institution has likely done the most to protect individual rights throughout our nation’s history? State governments The Supreme Court The president The bureaucracy 2 / 10 One of the most important uses of the amendment process has been to overrule a decision of the U. S. Supreme Court. How many of the twenty-seven amendments added to the Constitution have been added for that precise purpose? 8 6 4 12 3 / 10 Which event settled the debate over nullification? Union victory in the Civil War Impeachment of Andrew Johnson Watergate The Mccarthy hearings 4 / 10 The author of Federalist 10 acknowledged that that nothing could be done to correct the major problem discussed in Federalist 10. The primary solution he proposes is by allowing states to call for a new Constitutional Convention only to be sought in the means of controlling its effects. limiting the President to one six year term proposing a Bill of Rights 5 / 10 Originally, grand juries served As the arbiter in contested elections. (The practice was discontinued after the contested and divisive Presidential election of 1876.) As the trial jury (This was changed by the Royal governor of New York after the Zenger case.) As a check on arbitrary actions by the government As the selection committee for members of the state militia (The development of a permanent armed forces rendered the practice obsolete.) 6 / 10 The Twentieth Amendment adjusted inauguration of the new Congress and President to January from what month? November February March July 7 / 10 The Speaker of the House of Representatives is Chosen by the House Picked by a select committee chaired by the President of the Senate Selected at the National Convention of the majority party Elected by a vote of the members of the House and Senate 8 / 10 According to the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, how will a vacancy in the Vice Presidency be filled? Presidential appointment and majority confirmation in both houses of Congress Presidential appointment and approval by the Electoral College Presidential appointment and majority confirmation in the Senate only Presidential appointment and approval by the state legislatures 9 / 10 For a bill to become a law, it May bypass the requirement for a Presidential signature after one week if the President is out of the country on official United States business. May be vetoed in part by the President with the rest of the bill becoming law Must be passed in identical form by the House and the Senate before being sent to the President for his signature All of the above 10 / 10 The prosecuting attorney excluded all African American potential jurors from participating in the trial of an African American accused of a felony. The attorney for the defendant objected. His objection was based on the fact that The composition of a jury should reflect the population of the area where the trial is being held The prosecutor’s behavior was a blatant violation of the 8th Amendment The trial would take longer since the jury pool had to be expanded, creating a delay in the start of the trial and thus violate the speedy trial provision of the 6th Amendment All of the above Your score is Try another 10!