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sets up the government, defines the government, protects basic rights of Americans
What does the Constitution do?
We the People
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government
What are five rights or freedoms from the First Amendment?
Everyone must follow the law. Leaders must obey the law. Government must obey the law. No one is above the law.
What is the "rule of law"
Congress (legislative), President (executive), the courts (judicial)
Name the three branches of the government.
checks and balances, separation of powers
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful
the Speaker of the House
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President
reviews and explains laws, resolves disputes, decides if a law goes against the Constitution
What does the judicial branch do
print money, declare war, create an army, make treaties
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What are four powers of the federal government
provide protection, safety, schooling and education, issue driver's license, approve zoning and land use
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What are three powers of the states
A male citizen of any race can vote. Any citizen can vote. You don't have to pay to vote. Citizens 18 and older can vote.
There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe them.
serve on a jury, vote in a federal election
What are two responsibilities that is only for United States citizens
freedom of speech, the right to bear arms
What are two rights of everyone living in the United State*
obey the laws of the United States
What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen*
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name the writers.
War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War
Name the four wars fought by the United States in the 1800s.
World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War
Name the five wars fought by the United States in the 1900s.
Terrorists attacked the United States.
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam
Name the five U.S. territories.
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