4.02  DBA/Oral Component Review Guide

1.  What are the three parts of the U.S. Constitution?
2.  What are the three branches of government?

3.  Explain federalism?

4.  What is the purpose of the system of Checks and Balances? Give examples for each branch.

5.  How long do Supreme Court Justices serve on the bench?

6.  What was the Tinker vs. Des Moines case about?

7.  In your opinion which is more important National
 Security or Civil Liberties? Use three facts to support your position.

8.  Which Amendment 11-27 do you think is the most important? Why?

9.  Which of the Bill of Rights Amendments do you find most significant? Which one do you feel can be eliminated? 

10.  What do you believe was the most effective piece of legislation, law or amendment of the 20th century (1900s) Civil Rights Movement in America? Why?
Be sure to give the name of the legislation, law or amendment and describe it.

11.  (Honors Only) Explain The War Powers Act. Who declares War? What allows the President to send troops without a declaration of war?