1. Of which state are you a citizen?
i am a citizen of conneticit


2. Are you eligible for the House of Representatives? The
Senate? The Presidency?
yes i am becuase i am a citizen.


3. Bill Dodge, son of two United States citizens, was born in
Niger during his parents’ African travels. Ousseini Abdoulaye
was born in Niger on the very same day; Ousseini’s parents,
however, were citizens of Niger. Ousseini later moves to the
United States and becomes a United States citizen. Assume that
both Bill and Ousseini are 40 years old and have lived in the
United States for at least last 20 years. Is either Bill or Ousseini
eligible to serve as President? yes ,because they are bolth us citizen


4. The original Constitution contemplated the continuation
of slavery in those states that permitted slavery as of 1787. Find
the first instance of the word “slave” or “slavery” in the Consti-
tution. If you don’t find either of these words in the original
Constitution, what are the hints that the original Constitution
contemplated and tolerated slavery?

5. Assume that the free population of South Carolina in
1850 was 1 million, that its slave population was 500,000, and
hat its untaxed Indian population was 100,000. For purposes of
determining South Carolina’s representation in the House and
direct tax obligations to the federal government, what was the
population of South Carolina?


6. The Constitution refers to only three types of unlawful
behavior, and a fourth may be inferred from the text of a general
prohibition. Name all four.


7. Does the Constitution contemplate capital punishment?
Where? Which provision or provisions would you invoke if you
wished to attack the constitutionality of the death penalty?


8. What is the only use of the word “right” in the original
Constitution?


9. When is Inauguration Day? Is it the same as the first day
of a new congressional term?


10. What is the maximum time anyone may serve as Presi-
dent?


11. What is the only part of the Constitution that may never
be amended?


12. Speaking of amendments, name the commercial activity
that the Framers of the Constitution declared off-limits to regu-
lation via constitutional amendment until 1808 (i.e., 21 years af-
ter the framing of the original Constitution).


13. Still speaking of amendments, how can they be made?
(Name two methods.)


14. José and Maria Nazarena are citizens of El Salvador.
They enter the United States illegally. Maria then gives birth to
Jesus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Consulting only the Constitu-
tion, name one country of which Jesus is a citizen.


15. In a fit of pique, the President decides to skip this year’s
State of the Union address. As White House legal counsel, what
do you advise?


16. In a fit of pique (probably provoked by the flap over the
State of the Union address), the House begins debating a bill to
cut the President’s pay and Supreme Court Justices’ pay. As
counsel to the Speaker of the House, what do you advise?


17. Before 1913, who chose Senators? After 1913?


18. Steve Scursso, a candidate for the House of Representa-
tives, plans to issue a campaign promise to oppose any Supreme
Court nominee who will not commit to upholding a woman’s
right to abortion. As Rose’s campaign manager, do you run the
ad? (Base your answer strictly on your interpretation of the
Constitution, not on any political considerations.)


19. Matt Nagel ultimately defeats Steve Scursso
in a hotly contested race for Congress. The victorious Matt now
represents Texas in the House of Representatives. His political
“lone star” having risen swiftly, he now seeks a national politi-
cal platform. He would like to be the running mate of her fellow
Texan, Governor Renee DeLeon, the Reform Party nominee
for President. As Matt’s political adviser, can you point out the
constitutional flaw in the congressman’s vice-presidential am-
bitions?


20. How much Hawaiian money do you have in your purse
or wallet?
none because hawaiian money is the same as us money.


21. Speaking of purses, your cousin Rhonda left hers at your
recent family reunion. Upon rifling through the purse, you dis-
cover a certified mail receipt, a Confederate $10 bill, a District of
Columbia driver’s license, a copy of the Koran, and a Susan B.
Anthony dollar. Whatever their market value, these items make
up a constitutional treasure trove. Find any and all constitutional
provisions that relate to the contents of Rhonda’s purse. Inciden-
tally, does it make a constitutional difference if you open the
purse in your capacity as an FBI agent or if you are simply a
nosy busybody?