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Whose job is it to make sure laws are constitutional?

Judicial Branch

Whose job is it to approve laws?

Executive Branch

Who makes our laws?

Legislative Branch

The Great Compromise settled a dispute between what to plans of government?

New Jersey and Virginia plans

What type of government does the United States have?

Representative Democracy

What is a bicameral legislature?

A legislature with two houses

What are the roles of the U.S. President?

Chief of State, Commander of Chief, and Chief of Executive

What is the electoral college?

The group of people who choose our President

What event displayed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

Shays' Rebellion

What are the first ten amendments known as?

The Bill of Rights

Who was "The Father of The Constitution"?

James Madison

What principle is displayed when one branch has authority over another?

Checks and Balances

Which is a major weakness that the government could not do under the Article of Confederation?

Could Not Tax

How was the issue of counting enslaved persons to vote called?

3/5 Compromise

Why are the amendments so important?

They show that the Constitution can be updated

What process did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 set up?

A way to allow territories into the Union

What did the major debate at the Constitutional Convention focus on?


What past events helped form the U.S. Constitution?

Magna Carta, State government, and Common law creation

What happened to the Federal Government under the Constitution compared to under the Articles of Confederation?

It was more powerful under the Constitution

What is checks and balances?

Each branch makes sure the other branches don't get too powerful.

What authority does the Legislative Branch have over the Executive Branch?

Impeach President

What authority does the Judicial Branch have over the Legislative Branch?

Can declare laws unconstitutional

Who makes up the Executive Branch?

The President and Cabinet

The part that starts off "We the people in order to form a more perfect union..." comes from what part of the Constitution?

The Preamble

What amendment to the Constitution is this quote from?

The First Amendment

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