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What does the president promise to defend when he takes the oath of office?
The Constitution of the United States
What is the main job performed by the judicial branch?
To do trials and decide if laws are constitutional
What does the term "checks and balances" mean?
It's the system that allows each branch of government to limit the power of the other branches
Why was checks and balances included in the Constitution?
So that no one branch of government would have too much power
Why is it possible to change the Constitution?
So that the Constitution would change along with the times so the government would stay stable
Why is the power of the government shared between the nation and the states?
So the nation is unified, but there's still local control
What is federalism?
The constitutional system that shares power between the national and state governments
What does "supreme law of the land" mean?
It's the overruling law in the U.S. States can't make contradicting laws.
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