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UIL Social Studies 5th grade

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Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution.
Judicial
Branch of Government in charged with making the laws.
Supreme Court
Makes sure our Federal laws are interpreted according to the Constitution.
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Inability to collect taxes, congress and states could make their own money, and no executive or judicial branches.
James Madison
A main author of the US Constitution.
George Mason
Influential Virginian who refused to vote for the Constitution until Bill of Right was added.
Benjamin Franklin
Founding Father that was a diplomat, inventor and publisher.
Thomas Jefferson
Founding Father that wrote the Declaration of Independence, was a President of the US and involved in the Louisiana Purchase..
voting
an important civic responsibility.
John Kerry
Secretary of State.
July 4, 1776
Date the Declaration of Independence was signed.
56
Number of signatures that appear on the Declaration of Independence.
"Form a more perfect Union"
to create a nation in which states work together.
"Insure domestic tranquility"
Goal of the Federal Marshals.
Democracy
A form of government in which citizens choose the nation's leaders by voting for them.
Greece
Country called the "cradle of democracy".
1st Reading og the Declaration of Independance
Why the Liberty Bell was rung on July 8, 1776.
summon
to call
The Liberty Bell symbolized what
the end to slavery.
Receive an education
This is how a young person can be a good citizen.
New York
Where Congress met to propose the Bill of Rights to be added to the Constitution.
3/4
Number of state legislatures that had to ratify the new articles for them to be added to the US Constitution.
Government
a set of rules that people need in order to live together without conflict.
Economic Systems
refers to the different ways people and nations go about meeting their daily needs.
Schools
where most young people meet people from other ethnic groups.
Developing
Type of country that has not enough jobs, poor schools and increasing population.
Governor
Person that suggests new laws, signs new laws, and has appointment power.
Barbara Jordan
the first African American woman from the South to be elected to US Congress.
Court of Criminal Appeals
The highest courts in Texas.
David Dewhurst
Current Lieutenant Governor of Texas.
Inalienable Rights
Rights that cannot be taken away.
Legislative Branch
The branch of the US Government in charge of making laws.
Roger Sherman
Credited with proposing the Great Compromise.