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Constitution Study Guide Chance
Terms in this set (44)
a list of fundamental laws to support a government
an addition or change to an official document
Bill of Rights
the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution
the introduction to the Constitution
a system of limited government where the people elect representatives
We the the people vote
A government run by the Constitution with limits on power
authority of the people through voting
Powers belonging to the Federal Government
Powers belonging to the State Government
Powers shared by both the Federal and State Governments
Checks and Balances
a system where each of the 3 branches can check on and limit the power of the other branches
Which Amendment gave women the right to vote?
How many Amendments have been made to the Constitution?
How many Amendments make up the Bill of Rights?
What are the two steps to the Amendment process?
Approval by Congress AND approval by states
The important idea of self-government is best said in this phrase
We the people
The two parts that make up Congress are
the House of Representatives and the Senate
The Executive Branch is what part of the Law Making process?
Enforces the laws
The Legislative Branch is what part of the Law Making process?
Makes the laws
The Judicial Branch is what part of the Law Making process?
Interprets the laws
Which Branch Approves actions and laws?
Which Branch Appoints actions and laws?
The Judicial Branch is made up of what groups?
Supreme Court and Federal Courts
The two step process to elect a president are
Popular Vote and then Electoral College Vote
One title the President holds as head of the armed forces is
Who are the Federal Judges appointed by
The Constitution became the law of the land of what date?
The Bill of Rights was ratified in what year?
The First Constitution was called
the Articles of Confederation
Who is considered the Father of the Constitution
The contents of the Bill of Rights created the three branches of our government and gives directions for how the federal government works
The States do not have the power to create and enforce their own laws
To amend the Constitution 2/3rds of Congress and 3/4ths of State Legislature must ratify
A bill must be approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate and the President to become a Law
The Preamble lists the 6 goals of the US government
Your individual rights are protected from government abuse by the Fifth Amendment
Explain why the Constitution is the most important document in our nation?
It is the outline of the government goals, powers, checks, and balances and a basic running in our Nation
List the 3 Nicknames to the Constitution AND EXPLAIN WHY they are valid nicknames?
Supreme Law of the Land - All actions and laws must align with the Constitution
Bundle of Compromises - the representative from the 13 states had to come together with open minds willing to agree or disagree
A Living Document - able to change and grow as the Nation does
List the 6 goals of the US government
Form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, proved for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
Explain what it means for the Judicial Branch to 'interpret' the laws
to make sure all actions of the Executive and Legislative Branches and laws suggested for approval align with the Constitution
Explain 2 reasons why Article 1 of the Constitution is the largest
1. it outlines the powers of Congress which is both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is a huge group of representatives
2. it was the starting point to outline the nation's ability to form a more perfect union of the states and national government
List the 5 freedoms in the First Amendment
Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition or protest
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