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What is the supreme law of the land?
*the Constitution
What does the Constitution do?
*sets up the government
*defines the government
*protects basic rights of Americans
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
* We the People
What is an amendment?
*a change (to the Constitution)
*an addition (to the Constitution)
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
* The Bill of Rights
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
* speech
* religion
* assembly
* press
* petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
* twenty-seven (27)
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
*announced our independent (from Great Britain)
*declared our independent (from Great Britain)
*said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
*pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of religion?
* You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
What is the economic system in the United States?
* capitalist economy
* market economy
What is the "rule of law"?
*Everyone most follow the law
*Leaders must obey the law
*Government must obey the law
*No one is above the law
Name one branch or part of the government.
*Congress or Legislative
*President or Executive
*the courts or Judicial
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
* checks and balances
* separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
* the President