1. Article 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution describes a list of ...
a. According to Article 1 - Political Powers Section 2., what do the people have the right to do?
b. Why would people need to do that?
c. Which one of these rights would you be willing to forfeit?
2. Article II - Legislature
a. What is the legislative body of Pennsylvania called?
b. Name the two parts of the Legislature.
c. What are the terms of the members of each body?
d. What disqualifies an individual from holding one of these elected positions?
e. Section 12 directs a member who has a personal or private
interest in any measure or
f. How many people in the Pennsylvania Legislature represent you?
g. Who are the elected officials in the Pennsylvania Legislature that represent you?
a. The chief executive of the Commonwealth is commonly called the ....
b. Who currently holds this office?
c. List the other members of the Executive Department and their primary duty.
d. What is the maximum number of years a person can serve as the Executive?
e. The President of the United States can choose to pocket
veto a bill.
a. Write in descending order the courts of the Judiciary system of Pennsylvania.
b. Compare and Contrast the Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania and the
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"All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness. For the advancement of these ends they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think proper." Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania Constitution 1789.
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