The U.S. has a _________________ democracy. This means a democracy in which the citizens elect others to govern.
Our nation consists of people from a variety of backgrounds, etnicities, and race. The phrase "E Pluribus Unum" means "____________________________." Our nation started with many different people and eventually came together came together as one.
Out of many, one
There are two different ways to become a U.S. citizens:
____________-someone is born in the U.S. or on American soil
____________-someone wmigrates to this country and goes through the five year process to become a a naturalized citizen.
_________________ __________________ is the idea that people should have the right to rule themselves.
There are different levels of government. The one with the highest authority is the ___________ or ___________ government.
The Constitutional Convention, held in Philadelphia in 1787, was originally called to revise the _____________ _____ ___________________. When it became apparent that the Articles had too many weaknesses to be revised, the delegates decided to write a new constitution for the country.
Articles of Confederation
The three parts to the Constitution are:
The first ten amendments to the Constution are called the _______ ___ ______________.
The freedoms included in the Bill of Rights in the First Amenment.
The three branches of government are:
1. _____________ Branch (makes the laws)
2. _____________ Branch (carries out the laws)
3. _____________ Branch (interprets the laws; makes sure the laws are fair)