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Ap gov't final project

  1. 1. Funmi Anifowoshe AP U.S. Government: Final Project Period 4 – 06/07/11
  2. 2. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! PRESIDENCY ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS JUDICIARY MISCELLANEOUS 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 Bonus Question: 1500pts
  3. 3. Category 1: 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Bill of Rights? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>“A list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Category 1: 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What main ideas are protected under the 1 st amendment? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of religion, speech, press, peaceably assemble and petition. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Category 1: 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Define Libel. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>A written statement that damages the character of a person. Oral or spoken statements are called slander. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Category 1: 400 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>The “right to die” is an inherent right found in the ______ amendment. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Ninth (9 th ) amendment: “the enumeration…of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny others restrained by the people.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Category 1: 500 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the rule that states that evidence gathered in violation of the Constitution cannot be used on trial? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>The exclusionary rule. Also used to implement unreasonable search and seizure. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Category 2: 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Who was the first president of the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington, the unanimous choice of the electoral college. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Category 2: 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>How much does the President of the United States make per year? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>$400,000 (taxable) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Category 2: 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What are the (2) powers of the President that are shared with the Senate? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Making treaties & Appointing ambassadors, judges, and high officials. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Category 2: 400 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Rule of Propinquity? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of P: Power is wielded by the people who are in the room when the decision is made. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Category 2: 500 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Which amendment implicitly allows the President to have “ principal offices of the executive departments” (The Cabinet)? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>The 25 th Amendment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Category 3: 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Name the two (2) major political parties of the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>The Democratic Party and the Republican Party. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The winner of the last round, Write down how much money you are willing to risk. If You get the question correct, you win that money If you get it wrong, you lose the money!
  15. 15. Category 3: 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the monetary limit that a PAC (Political Action Committee) can contribute to a presidential candidate? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>$5,000 is the limit per candidate per election. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Category 3: 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>In a _______ primary, you vote only for a candidate in the political party you are registered to. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Closed primary. About 40 states have closed primaries. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Category 3: 400 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Define: Soft Money. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals, corporations etc contribute unlimited amounts of money to political parties with the exception that the money could not be used to support candidates by name. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Category 3: 500 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2008, how many Electoral College votes does the state of California have? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Fifty-five (55) votes </li></ul>
  19. 19. Category 4: 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>How many Supreme Court Justices are there? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Nine (9) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Category 4: 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Amicus Curiae is Latin for…? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>“Friend of the court” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Category 4: 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is Judicial Review? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>The right of the Federal Courts to declare the laws of Congress and acts of the executive branch void if they are conflicting with the Constitution. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Category 4: 400 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What 1964 Supreme Court case gives the accused the right to counsel under the 6 th amendment? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Escobedo v. Illinois. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Category 4: 500 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What 1989 court case rendered flag burning as Constitutional and a form of free speech? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Texas v. Johnson: 5 to 4 justice majority that defendants act of flag burning is protected. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Category 5: 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Whip? (Politically speaking) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>A senator that helps the party leader stay informed about the thoughts of the party, and gathering up party members for important votes. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Category 5: 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Name any Standing Committee of the Senate. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Appropriations/ Armed Services/ Budget/ Foreign Relations/ Finance/ Judiciary/ Veterans’ Affairs etc… </li></ul>
  26. 26. The winner of the last round, Write down how much money you are willing to risk. If You get the question correct, you win that money If you get it wrong, you lose the money!
  27. 27. Category 5: 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What British official is equivalent to the President of the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>The Prime Minister (chief legislator and leader of his/her political party) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Category 5: 400 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Which Democratic nation has the highest tax burden? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden (55.6%) </li></ul>
  29. 29. Category 5: 500 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the author of our American Government Institutions and Policies book? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>James Q. Wilson and John J. Dilulio, Jr. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Bonus Question: 1500 pts. <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Name two of the three presidents that have died on the 4 th of July. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson (1826) and/or John Adams (1826) and/or James Monroe (1831) </li></ul>
  31. 31. Bibliography <ul><li>Wilson, James Q., and John J. DiIulio. American government institutions and policies . 9th ed. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;FindLaw | Cases and Codes.&quot; FindLaw: Cases and Codes . N.p., n.d. Web. 5 June 2011. <http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=CASE&court=US&vol=378&page=478>. </li></ul>