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        CONSTITUTIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT

Look up the following information as quickly as
possible:

1. Who is the "father of the Constitution"?_____________________

2. The essays urging ratification during the New York
    ratification debates were known as:
   ________________________

3. Name two authors of "The Federalist Papers".
   __________________________
   __________________________

4. How many states were required to ratify the Constitution before it
   could go into effect? ________________

5. Which were the last two states to ratify (after the new government
   had already begun to function)?

6. How often is the number of congressional districts per state
   determined? __________________

7. According to Article I, Section 2, of the Constitution, how were
   slaves to be counted when determining the number of
   congressional districts per state?_______________

8. Who has the sole power of impeachment?
   _____________________

9. Who has the sole power to try officials who have been
   impeached?____________________________


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10. When the president of the U.S. is tried for impeachment, who
    presides at the trial? ____________________________



11. According to the Constitution, a writ of habeas corpus may not
   be suspended except under what conditions?
    ___________________________

12. The first article of the Constitution places limits on the states.
    Name one. _________________________

13. Name two congressional limits on the President according to
    the Constitution. ____________________________________
    __________________________________________________

14. Which article of the Constitution defines the powers of the
    President? ____________________________

15. For what office mentioned in the Constitution must a person be a
   natural-born citizen? __________________________________

16. Name three powers of the President as stated in the Constitution.
    _________________________________
    _________________________________
    _________________________________

17. Which branch(es) of the federal government is responsible for
    establishing lower federal courts? ______________________

18. What is the Vice-President's only constitutional responsibility?
    __________________________________

19. What is the only condition specified by the Constitution
    concerning the nature of state governments?
    _________________________________________

20. What is the only crime defined by the Constitution?
    ___________________________________



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21. What does the Constitution require to convict a person
    of treason? __________________________________
   ____________________________________________

22. How does Article VI of the Constitution resolve possible conflicts
    between state laws and federal laws? ____________________
   _________________________________________________

23. What does Article VI say about administering religious tests to
    candidates for public office? ____________________________

24. When is it possible for a constitutional convention such as the
    Convention of 1789 to occur? ________________________
    ________________________________________________

25. Can the president introduce, ratify, or veto a constitutional
   amendment? _______________________

26. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?

27. There are five basic rights mentioned in the First Amendment.
    Name three. __________________________
                 __________________________
                 __________________________

28. Name five of the rights guaranteed to all citizens in the
    Bill of Rights. ________________________________
                    ________________________________
                    _________________________________
                    _________________________________
                    _________________________________

29. What does the tenth amendment say about the delegation of
    powers to the states? _______________________________
    _________________________________________________

30. Which amendment established the federal income tax?
    ______________________________



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31. The Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to
    vote, passed in what year? _______________________

32. People who fought for the passage of the Nineteenth
    Amendment were called ______________________.

33. According to the Twentieth Amendment, if the President-elect
    dies before the beginning of his/her term, who becomes
    President? ______________________________________

34. Name the only amendment that specifically repeals another
   amendment?_______________________________

35. What was the purpose of the most recent amendment to
    the Constitution? _______________________________
    _____________________________________________

36. The argument that "anyone old enough to fight for his country, is
    old enough to vote" secured passage of what amendment?
    _____________________________

37. What is the term (number of years) served by a member of the
    House of Representatives? _____________________

38. What is the term served by a member of the Senate?
    __________________________

39. What is the minimum age for a Representative?
    _____________________________________

40. What is the minimum age for a Senator?
    _______________________________________

41. What is the minimum age for a President?
    _______________________




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42. Name the amendments that banned slavery, declared all persons
    born or naturalized in the U.S. to be citizens, established
   due process and equal protection under the law, and established
   suffrage for black Americans.
   ____________________________________

43. What is the exception to the Thirteenth Amendment's abolition of
    involuntary servitude? _________________________________
    ___________________________________________________

44. The Twenty-fifth Amendment says a president unable to
    discharge the powers of his/her office must declare this in writing
    to two people. Who are they? __________________________
   & _____________________________________

45. Which branch of government is given constitutional responsibility
    for regulation of trade? ________________________________




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                           Names ______________________
                           Date ____________________
                           Period 1 2 4 7 8

CONSTITUTIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT
Answer Sheet

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14. ____________________________

15. __________________________________
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    _____________________________

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29. _______________________________________________
    ________________________________

30. ______________________________

31.   _______________________

32.   ______________________.

33. ______________________________________

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    _________________________________

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39. _____________________________________

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41. _______________________

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43. ________________________________________________
    _________________________________

44. __________________________
   & _____________________________________

45. ________________________________

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