What is the purpose of the Preamble?
Briefly summarize Articles I-VII.
Identify two powers denied to Congress in the Constitution.
Identify two powers to the states.
What are the eligibility requirements for House of Representatives members?
What are the eligibility requirements for U.S. Senate members?
List three expressed powers granted to the President.
List three expressed powers granted to the Congress.
According to the Constitution, who has the power to declare war?
According to the Article VI, describe the Supremacy Clause in your own words.
Briefly summarize the first 10 amendments (The Bill of Rights)
Summarize two methods used to propose amendments.
Summarize two methods used to ratify amendments.
Summarize the amendment/s that protect the rights of women.
Summarize the amendment/s that protect the rights of African Americans.
Summarize how Madison feels about “factions.”
How does Madison define “faction”? What are some examples of factions today?
What does Madison say about the causes of factions? Is this true today?
What does Madison say is the source of factions? Is this true today?
How does Madison say the factions can be controlled?
How does a Republic compare to a democracy? Which is best and why?
How will Federalism stop the growth of tyranny?
What issues divided mankind in 1787? Are those issues similar to the causes of today’s divisions?
Does Madison have an optimistic or pessimistic view of human nature? How did this viewpoint impact the drafting of the Constitution?
Was Madison right, or have factions sometimes gained control of our government?
What questions does Madison ask?
What does separation of power require?
What does Madison say about the judiciary?
What is the great security against one department growing too powerful?
Who will dominate a Republican government?
Find and describe five examples of “checks and balances” in the Constitution.