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					Date Illinois entered the
          union
1818
Three state capitals
Kaskaskia, Vandalia, and
      Springfield
First 2 Europeans to visit
 what became Illinois?
Joliet & Marquette
River forming western
  border of Illinois??
Wabas/Ohio
State bird?
Cardinal
State flower?
Violet
State tree?
White oak
State animal
White tailed deer
State insect??
Monarch butterfly
State mineral?
Flourite
State Fish?
Blue Gill
Number of days a voter
 must live in the voting
district before he or she
        can vote?
30 Days
 An election held to
nominate candidates?
Primary
A person chosen to run for
     political office?
Candidate
The group responsible for
   supervising Illinois
       elections?
State board of elections
When are general
 elections held?
1st             1st
 Tuesday after the
Monday in November
The voting age in Illinois
18yrs old
The branch of government
  that makes the laws?
Legislative branch
The two parts of general
      assembly?
House & Senate
The number of Illinois
   state senators?
59
Title of the leader of the
          Senate
President
The number of Illinois
state Representatives
118
Title of the leader of the
House of Representatives
Speaker of the House
Length of terms of Illinois
     state Senators
2 or 4 years
Length of term of Illinois
 state Representatives
2 years
They do most of the work
in the lawmaking process
The committees
      What standing
committees do in order to
 get others’ opinions of a
            bill
Hold hearings
A change or addition of a
          bill
amendment
  Where a bill goes after
 being approved by both
the House and the Senate
The Governor
What usually happens to a
bill if it is not approved by
  a standing committee
It is tabled
The second reading of a
bill is part of this stage
“amendment stage”
The third reading of a bill
   is part of this stage
Passage stage
  A bill approved by the
House and the Senate, but
not in the same form goes
            here
Conference committee
A Governor’s rejection a
         bill
Veto
A Governor’s rejection or
 change of part of a bill
Amendment veto
 A governor’s rejection of
the amount of money in a
           bill
Line item veto
Vote of House and Senate
needed to override a veto
3/5
Vote of House and Senate
  needed to override a
     reduction veto
3/5
Name of the Illinois
   legislature
The General Assembly
The introduction to the
  Illinois Constitution
The Preamble
Rights a person is born
         with?
inalienable or inherent
Rights that a government
   cannot take away?
Due process
This is needed before
  police can search
  someone's home
search warrant
What are ex post facto
       laws?
A law designed to punish
 someone for an activity
 that was not a crime at
        the time
Being formally charged
    with a crime?
indictment
A person’s right after
    indictment?
due process
Being forced to testify
   against oneself?
self-incrimination
Being tried twice for the
     same crime?
double jeopardy
 The right of the state to
take property if they pay a
        fair price
Eminent domain
The right to own a gun
2nd   amendment
Qualifications to be
member of General
    Assembly.
 21 years old
live in district
  U.S. citizen
When General Assembly
 convenes each year.
2 nd   Wednesday in January
Number needed for
quorum in General
    Assembly
30/59 Senate
60/118 House
  Who impeaches
government officials?
The General Assembly
  The jury in an
impeachment trial
The senate
Vote needed to convict in
 an impeachment trial.
3/5
What is legislative
  immunity?
The right of a member of
the General Assembly to
 not be detained while
   going to or from a
   legislative session
Qualifications of the
 executive branch
U.S. Citizen
Live in state
25 years old
The main job of the
 executive branch
To enforce the law
 The chief executive or
leader of the executive
        branch
The Governor
 Take governor’s place if
governor unable to do job
Lt. Governor
  The state’s financial
“watch dog” – writes the
     states checks
The Comptroller
The state’s banker ; makes
 loans to certain groups
The Treasurer
Issues driver’s licenses
   and licenses plate
The Secretary of State
The chief legal officer of
        Illinois
Attorney General
The order of the line of
      succession
    1. Governor
   2. Lt. Governor
3. Attorney General
4. Secretary of State
   5. Comptroller
    6. Treasurer
List the executive branch
          officers
    1. Governor
   2. Lt. Governor
3. Attorney General
4. Secretary of State
   5. Comptroller
    6. Treasurer
Term of the executive
   branch officers
4 years
Has the power to grant
pardons, reprieves, and
    commutations
The Governor
What happens when there
 is a vacancy In the office
 of Lieutenant Governor?
Left vacant currently
The job of the judicial
       branch?
To interpret the law.
Qualifications for judicial
         branch?
1.Licenced attorney
  2.live in district
    3.U.S. citizen
 Term of supreme or
appellate court judges
10 years
Term of circuit court
      judges
         6 years
4 years for an associate
     circuit judge
Three types of Illinois
       courts
 Circuit
Appellate
Supreme
Number of judicial circuits
22/23
Number of judicial
   districts
5[five]
How are Illinois judges
      chosen?
Voting and some by
   appointment
Special ballot used when
judges run for reelection
Judges are on a ballot in
which the voter is issued
only if this judge should
       be retained
Hears appeals from the
     circuit court
Appellate
The final court of appeal
The supreme court
The leader of the Supreme
          court
The Chief Justice
 Group that investigates
complaints against judges
Judicial Inquiry Board
Group that can suspend or
    reprimand judges
Illinois Court Commission
Who proposes calling of a
Constitutional convention
The General Assembly
       Purpose of a
Constitutional Convention
To propose adding an
     amendment
  Branch of government
 that amendments from
the people are restricted
Legislative branch
 Vote of house and senate
  required to propose a
constitutional amendment
3/5
Who must approve all
 amendments to the
 Illinois constitution
The General Assembly
The state slogan of Illinois
Land of Lincoln
   Who approves
appointments by the
    Governor?
The Senate
The Governor’s annual
  speech about the
 conditions in Illinois
State of the State
Who represents people of
 Illinois before the Illinois
and U.S. Supreme Courts?
The Attorney General
   How long does the
governor have to act on a
          bill?
1st   30 days then 60 days it
      would become law
The commander-in-chief
 of the Illinois National
          Guard
The Governor

				
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