ARE YOU READY?
5 ROUNDS OF NON-STOP,
BREATHTAKING, EDGE OF
YOUR SEAT EXCITEMENT
ABOUT THE SUPREME LAW
OF THE LAND
PART 1
SHORT
ANSWER
FUN
SHORT ANSWER FUN
Each group gets three
questions
You have 30 seconds to
answer the question – think
out loud!
100 points p...
SHORT ANSWER FUN
What goals are
expressed in
the Preamble?
SHORT ANSWER FUN
Identify, describe, and
give examples of
three of the roles or
“hats” of the
President
SHORT ANSWER FUN
Completely define
“implied
powers”, using
examples.
SHORT ANSWER FUN
What is the difference
between the
Establishment
Clause and the Free
Exercise Clause?
SHORT ANSWER FUN
Define “the Bill of
Rights”, and explain
two reasons for the
addition of the Bill of
Rights to the
Consti...
SHORT ANSWER FUN
What is a legislative
committee, and why
is it essential to the
federal lawmaking
process?
SHORT ANSWER FUN
Define “the Cabinet”,
and describe the two
roles of its
members.
SHORT ANSWER FUN
Define “jurisdiction”,
and describe the
jurisdiction of the
federal court system.
SHORT ANSWER FUN
If I were accused
of a crime, what
rights would I
have?
SHORT ANSWER FUN
Identify two ways in which
a student’s rights are
protected and two ways in
which a student’s rights
are ...
SHORT ANSWER FUN
What is the
Commerce
Clause, and why
is it so
important?
SHORT ANSWER FUN
How is the
Constitution
amended, and why
is this process
important?
PART 1
IS
OVER!
PART 2
CHECKS
AND
BALANCES
CHECKS AND BALANCES
How does each branch check the
other? One at a time, each group
can state how one branch checks
anothe...
CHECKS AND BALANCES
For example …
The legislative checks
the executive by
CongressCongress
impeaching theimpeaching the
Pr...
PART 2
IS
OVER!
PART 3
ODD ONE
OUT
You will see a set of four terms
One term does not fit with the
other three
Identify the term and why it
doesn’t fit with ...
ODD ONE OUT
Speech
Religion
Choice
Assembly
ODD ONE OUT
Senator
Secretary of Defense
Vice President
The CIA
ODD ONE OUT
Tax
Welfare
Enforce Laws
Coin money
ODD ONE OUT
Tammy Baldwin
Ron Johnson
Jim Sensenbrenner
Scott Walker
ODD ONE OUT
Majority Opinion
Chief Justice
District Courts
Speaker of the House
ODD ONE OUT
Enumerated
Reserved
Implied
Nonlegislative
ODD ONE OUT
judicial review
pocket veto
lobbyist
filibuster
ODD ONE OUT
pardon
impeach
appoint
veto
PART 3
IS
OVER!
PART 4
IS IT
CONSTITUTIONAL?
For each situation, determine
if it is constitutional and state
what part of the Constitution
applies
200 points possible
...
Congress passes an amendmentCongress passes an amendment
to the Constitution withoutto the Constitution without
allowing t...
The US Capitol has multi-The US Capitol has multi-
religion display during thereligion display during the
winter to suppor...
Congress adds money toCongress adds money to
the budget for NASAthe budget for NASA
without passing a law.without passing ...
The President calls outThe President calls out
National Guard troops to goNational Guard troops to go
to Sudan and help st...
A defendant is forced toA defendant is forced to
take the witness stand intake the witness stand in
a triala trial
IS IT
C...
A Wisconsin state lawA Wisconsin state law
overrules a federal lawoverrules a federal law
passed by Congress.passed by Con...
The Senate impeaches a SupremeThe Senate impeaches a Supreme
Court justice and removes himCourt justice and removes him
fr...
A person is wears a t-shirt thatA person is wears a t-shirt that
says “Impeach Obama” at asays “Impeach Obama” at a
Democr...
The federal courts hear a case aboutThe federal courts hear a case about
a studenta student’s rights being violated in’s r...
PART 4
IS
OVER!
PART 5
PART 5
IS
OVER!
THE
WINNER
S
THE TEST
Multiple Choice
Fill in the Blank
True False Make It True
Odd One Out
Headlines
Is it Constitutional?
Short Answer
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The Constitutional Challenge

  1. 1. ARE YOU READY?
  2. 2. 5 ROUNDS OF NON-STOP, BREATHTAKING, EDGE OF YOUR SEAT EXCITEMENT ABOUT THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND
  3. 3. PART 1 SHORT ANSWER FUN
  4. 4. SHORT ANSWER FUN Each group gets three questions You have 30 seconds to answer the question – think out loud! 100 points possible per question
  5. 5. SHORT ANSWER FUN What goals are expressed in the Preamble?
  6. 6. SHORT ANSWER FUN Identify, describe, and give examples of three of the roles or “hats” of the President
  7. 7. SHORT ANSWER FUN Completely define “implied powers”, using examples.
  8. 8. SHORT ANSWER FUN What is the difference between the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause?
  9. 9. SHORT ANSWER FUN Define “the Bill of Rights”, and explain two reasons for the addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution in 1791.
  10. 10. SHORT ANSWER FUN What is a legislative committee, and why is it essential to the federal lawmaking process?
  11. 11. SHORT ANSWER FUN Define “the Cabinet”, and describe the two roles of its members.
  12. 12. SHORT ANSWER FUN Define “jurisdiction”, and describe the jurisdiction of the federal court system.
  13. 13. SHORT ANSWER FUN If I were accused of a crime, what rights would I have?
  14. 14. SHORT ANSWER FUN Identify two ways in which a student’s rights are protected and two ways in which a student’s rights are limited in public schools.
  15. 15. SHORT ANSWER FUN What is the Commerce Clause, and why is it so important?
  16. 16. SHORT ANSWER FUN How is the Constitution amended, and why is this process important?
  17. 17. PART 1 IS OVER!
  18. 18. PART 2 CHECKS AND BALANCES
  19. 19. CHECKS AND BALANCES How does each branch check the other? One at a time, each group can state how one branch checks another. Once you make a repeat, your group is done! You must begin your statement by stating which branch is checking which branch. 100 points each
  20. 20. CHECKS AND BALANCES For example … The legislative checks the executive by CongressCongress impeaching theimpeaching the PresidentPresident
  21. 21. PART 2 IS OVER!
  22. 22. PART 3 ODD ONE OUT
  23. 23. You will see a set of four terms One term does not fit with the other three Identify the term and why it doesn’t fit with the others 200 points each ODD ONE OUT
  24. 24. ODD ONE OUT Speech Religion Choice Assembly
  25. 25. ODD ONE OUT Senator Secretary of Defense Vice President The CIA
  26. 26. ODD ONE OUT Tax Welfare Enforce Laws Coin money
  27. 27. ODD ONE OUT Tammy Baldwin Ron Johnson Jim Sensenbrenner Scott Walker
  28. 28. ODD ONE OUT Majority Opinion Chief Justice District Courts Speaker of the House
  29. 29. ODD ONE OUT Enumerated Reserved Implied Nonlegislative
  30. 30. ODD ONE OUT judicial review pocket veto lobbyist filibuster
  31. 31. ODD ONE OUT pardon impeach appoint veto
  32. 32. PART 3 IS OVER!
  33. 33. PART 4 IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL?
  34. 34. For each situation, determine if it is constitutional and state what part of the Constitution applies 200 points possible One chance per group IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL?
  35. 35. Congress passes an amendmentCongress passes an amendment to the Constitution withoutto the Constitution without allowing the states to have aallowing the states to have a say.say. IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? NO - V States must ratify amendments – either ¾ legislatures of ¾ ratifying conventions
  36. 36. The US Capitol has multi-The US Capitol has multi- religion display during thereligion display during the winter to support all faithswinter to support all faiths IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? NO – AM I The Establishment Clause
  37. 37. Congress adds money toCongress adds money to the budget for NASAthe budget for NASA without passing a law.without passing a law. IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? NO - I, 9, 7 No money can be taken from the government unless Congress passes a law
  38. 38. The President calls outThe President calls out National Guard troops to goNational Guard troops to go to Sudan and help stopto Sudan and help stop rebellion.rebellion. IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? YES - II, 2, 1 President is Commander in Chief
  39. 39. A defendant is forced toA defendant is forced to take the witness stand intake the witness stand in a triala trial IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? NO – AM V No self incrimination – the right to remain silent
  40. 40. A Wisconsin state lawA Wisconsin state law overrules a federal lawoverrules a federal law passed by Congress.passed by Congress. IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? NO - VI, 2 Federal law is supreme
  41. 41. The Senate impeaches a SupremeThe Senate impeaches a Supreme Court justice and removes himCourt justice and removes him from office, even though the Housefrom office, even though the House of Representatives doesnof Representatives doesn’t agree.’t agree. IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? NO - I, 2, 5 The House has the sole power of impeachment
  42. 42. A person is wears a t-shirt thatA person is wears a t-shirt that says “Impeach Obama” at asays “Impeach Obama” at a Democratic Party eventDemocratic Party event IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? YES - AM 1 Freedom of Speech / Expression
  43. 43. The federal courts hear a case aboutThe federal courts hear a case about a studenta student’s rights being violated in’s rights being violated in a public school.a public school. IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? YES - III, 2, 1 The jusrisdiction of the federal courts includes the Constitution
  44. 44. PART 4 IS OVER!
  45. 45. PART 5
  46. 46. PART 5 IS OVER!
  47. 47. THE WINNER S
  48. 48. THE TEST Multiple Choice Fill in the Blank True False Make It True Odd One Out Headlines Is it Constitutional? Short Answer

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