Flashcards in Citizen Deck (103)
What is the supreme Law?
What does the constitution do?
Sets up the government
The constitution does what?
Define the government
What protects basic rights of Americans?
What are the first three words of the constitution
"We the people"
What is an amendment?
A change or addition to the constitution.
What do we call the first 10 amendments to the constitution?
The Bill of Rights
What is the Bill of Rights?
First 10 amendments to the constitution.
What is one right or freedom from the first Amendment?
Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government.
How many amendments does the constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Announce the US independence of Great Britain.
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness
What is freedom of religion?
You can practice or not practice any religion.
What is economic system in the US?
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
Name one branch or part of the government?
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
Checks and balances
Separation of Powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
Senate and house of representative
U.S or National Legislature
What are two parts of the U.S Congress?
The Senate and House of Representatives
How many U.S Senator are there?
We elect a U.S Senator for how many years?
Who is one of your State U.S Senators now?
Mark R Warner
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect a U.S Representative for how many years?
Name your U.S Representative.
Robert C. Scott
Who does a U.S Senator Represent?
All people of the state
Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
How long is a President elected for?