Bill of Rights
What document was added to the Constitution to ensure that our individual liberties are protected?
Fill in the blank: In order to win the Presidency, one must win a majority vote in the ________________ ________________.
Strengthened Federal Government
How is our government different today as a result of the failure of the Articles of Confederation?
What political party is more representative of Conservative Voters?
What political party is more representative of Liberal voters?
In the Presidential oath of office, what does the President swear to preserve, protect, and defend?
What does Laissez Faire mean?
Who held the majority of political power under the Articles of Confederation?
These groups attempt to influence politicians into passing favorable legislation by lobbying them and by raising money for their campaigns.
What part of the Constitution explains the structure of government?
What are additions or changes in the Constitution known as?
House of Representatives
Which of Congress's two houses is favored by large states and has representation based on population?
Which of Congress's two houses is favored by small states and has equal representation?
Type of democracy we use in the United States; people elect officials to make laws on their behalf.
This type of government is characterized by 1 person or a small group controlling everything.
What is the most common way that the Principle of Popular Sovereignty is practice in the U.S.?
The People and the Constitution
What are the 2 entities that limit government's power in the U.S.?
What is the term of a Supreme Court justice?
Term meaning the right to vote.
Separation of Powers
Divides power between the 3 branches of government.
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, Petition.
Prohibits cruel and unusual punishment
Due Process; the right to remain silent; No Double Jeopardy
No illegal search or seizure
Right to speedy, public, fair trial
13th, 14th, 15th Amendments
3 amendments: Abolished Slavery, Extend equal protection under the law, Gave blacks the right to vote.
Jim Crow Laws
Made racism legal by discriminating against blacks through poll taxes, literacy tests, and segregation
lowered the voting age to 18
Voting, Obeying the Law, and Registering for Selective Service are examples of ___________________ ____________________