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Section 1: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: Principles of Democracy
Terms in this set (20)
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
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 or addition (to the Constitution)
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
Bill of Rights
What are the 5 freedoms guaranteed in the 1st Amendment?
speech, religion, assembly, petition, press
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
announced our independence (from Great Britain)
What is are the 3 rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence?
life, liberty, pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of and from religion?
You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
What is the economic system in the United States?
What is the concept of the "rule of law"?
all people and even the government must obey the laws
What does the judicial branch do?
reviews/interprets the laws
What is the highest court in the United States?
How many justices are currently serving on the Supreme Court?
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What are some powers of the federal government?
declare war, print money, sign treaties
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What are some powers of the states?
raise a militia, provide protection (police), provide safety (fire departments)
What is the capital of Missouri?
What are the 2 major political parties in the United States?
Democratic Party , Republican Party
What are the roles of political parties in the United States?
running candidates for political office, organizing the government, checking the other party
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Section 4: AMERICAN HISTORY (continued)
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