Social Studies Ch. 3- Government in the United States
Terms in this set (17)
The branch of government that carries out the laws.
Not capable of being surrendered or transferred
a formal request
the power to rule
What do the stars in the American flag represent?
The 50 states
Name the three levels of government.
Local, State, and Country
What stops the Executive Branch from becoming too powerful?
The legislative branch has to pass all laws.
What document guarantees every citizen "freedom of speech" and "freedom of religion"?
The Bill of Rights
What are the two main jobs of the Executive Branch?
Lead the country and lead the armed forces.
Name three services that state and local taxes help to pay for.
Fire departments, schools, and libraries
How many senators does each state elect?
What do the amendments in the Bill of Rights explain?
The basic rights of every U.S. citizen
What does the military provide for all Americans?
Protection from enemies and other threats
As stated in the Declaration of Independence, what should Americans do if their government does not protect their basic rights?
Americans should create a new government.
Which amendment put an end to slavery?
Who chooses the President in a democracy?
What is the job of a Supreme Court Justice and which branch of government approves or rejects them?
A Supreme Court Justice decides if laws agree with the Constitution. Justices must be approved by the Legislative Branch of government.
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