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Section 1: Principles of American Democracy American Government
Terms in this set (12)
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
Sets and defines the government and protects the basic rights of Americans
The idea of self-government is the first three words of the Constitution. What are those three 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?
The Bill of Rights
Which of the following are rights or freedoms from the First Amendment?
-Petition to the Government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
-Announced and declared our independence from Great Britain
-Said that the United States is free from Great Britain
What are the rights declared in the Declaration of Independence?
-Pursuit of Happiness
What is freedom of religion?
A person can practice any religion, or no religion
What is the economic system in the United States?
A capitalist (or market) economy
What is the "rule of law"?
The idea that everyone, including leaders, must obey the law
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