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What are the first 10 amendments called?
Bill of Rights
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What are the three rights in the Declaration of Independence
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What is the "rule of law"?
No one is above the law. Everyone must follow the law. Leaders must obey the law. Government must obey the law.
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
How many U.S. Senators are there?
Who is one of your state's Senators right now?
What does a U.S. Senator represent?
all people of the state
How long of a term does a president serve
who is the president now
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
Who signs bills to become laws?
What is the highest court in the United States?
How many justices on the Supreme Court?
Who is the governor of Tennessee
What is the capital of Tennessee
Name the two major political parties
Democrat and Republican
Name the four Enlightenment officers we discussed
John Locke, Voltaire, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Name the first president of the United States
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
What is the minimum age to vote
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
civil rights movement
What is the capital of the United States?
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
because there are 50 states
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