5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- naturalized citizen
- Nineteenth Amendment
- Right of the accused
- a The introduction to the Constitution. It states that the people establish the government and lists the purposes of the government.
- b Added to the Constitution in 1920 giving women the right to vote.
- c To have compassion and show concern for the suffering of others.
- d Someone who is born elsewhere but who passes a citizenship test on the Constitution and the history of the United States of America and becomes an American citizen.
- e The protections that the Constitution guarantees to citizens who are accused of crimes. Among these protections are the right to a lawyer and the right to a speedy trial.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The power of the courts to say that the Constitution does not allow the government to do something.
- The branch of government that carries out the laws made by the legislative branch.
- It states that no person shall have his or her life, liberty, or property taken away by state or local governments without due process of law; this amendment protects your right to be treated fairly by your state and local governments. It also defines a citizen as anyone born or naturalized in the United States. It was one of the Civil War Amendments.
- A person that is a member of a nation.
- A person who is not a citizen, but who lives legally in the U.S.A. Resident aliens enjoy most of the rights of citizens. They have the same right to due process of law as citizens.
5 True/False Questions
Jury → A group of citizens who decide the outcome of a trial.
Federal system → The power of the courts to say that the Constitution does not allow the government to do something.
Due process → The requirement that procedures used by the government in gathering information and making decisions to be reasonable and fair.
Equal Protection Clause → The part of the Fourteenth Amendment that has been used to prevent states from being unfair to citizens because of their race or gender. It prohibits laws that unfairly or unreasonably favor some groups over others.
Fifth Amendment → States that no person shall have their life, liberty or property taken away from them by the federal government without due process of law.