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1. What is the supreme law of the land?

the Constitution

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2. What does the Constitution do?

sets up the government
defines the government
protects basic rights of Americans

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3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

We the People

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4. What is an amendment?

a change (to the Constitution)
an addition (to the Constitution)

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5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

the Bill of Rights

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6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*

speech
religion
assembly
press
petition the government

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7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

twenty-seven (27)

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8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

announced our independence (from Great Britain)
declared our independence (from Great Britain)
said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)

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9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

life
liberty
pursuit of happiness

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10. What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.

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11. What is the economic system in the United States?*

capitalist economy
market economy

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12. What is the rule of law?

Everyone must follow the law.
Leaders must obey the law.
Government must obey the law.
No one is above the law.