Constitution Study, Temecula, California at Faith Armory www.faitharmory.com, 27498 Enterprise Cir. W. #2 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Q&A afterward. Free pocket Constitution handed out to all attendees. Also, detailed study material available as well.
Lesson Two Worksheet, Temecula Constitution Study May 26, 2011
Unalienable Rights: ___________________________________________________________
President pro tempore:________________________________________________________
Saxbe Fix: _ _________________________________________________________________
1. The Preamble is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. Therefore, it holds no _____________________ __________________________.
2. The Constitution is a contract that created the _______________________ ________________________ .
3. The most important reason for the formation of the federal government was in order to form a more perfect _____________________.
4. The U.S. Constitution, and all language within the document, is directed to the
_____________________ _______________________ .
5. To ensure tranquility, the federal government was to act as a _______________________.
6. Article I establishes the ________________________________ branch.
7. The authorities of the federal government were granted by the ______________________.
8. The House of Representatives is the voice of the ________________________ .
9. The census is a head count used to determine the number of ________________________ each state will receive.
10. Each state has equal suffrage, or representation, in the _______________________.
11. The rules for electing members of Congress is established by the ____________________.
1. The Preamble lists the reasons for the decision to create a new federal government by writing a new constitution.
2. The most important reason for the formation of the federal government was in order to form a more perfect union, which in turn would protect the sovereign states from invasion and internal conflict..
3. The Constitution was designed to protect our rights because a centralized government has the potential for tyranny.
4. The Constitution grants all federal legislative powers to the legislative branch, which means that no other branch can make law, modify law, or repeal law constitutionally.
5. The House of Representatives was originally designed to be the voice of the people, and the U.S. Senate was originally designed to be the voice of the States. They served as checks against each other, and together as a check against the executive branch.
6. All methods for electing members of the Congress are determined by the State Legislatures.
7. All of the internal rules of Congress are determined by the Houses.
8. Though the Constitution contains guards against corruption in Congress, the politicians have devised ways to attempt to circumvent these restrictions, such as in the case of the Saxbe Fix.