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1

What is the supreme Law?

The constitution.

2

What does the constitution do?

Sets up the government

3

The constitution does what?

Define the government

4

What protects basic rights of Americans?

The constitution

5

What are the first three words of the constitution

"We the people"

6

What is an amendment?

A change or addition to the constitution.

7

What do we call the first 10 amendments to the constitution?

The Bill of Rights

8

What is the Bill of Rights?

First 10 amendments to the constitution.

9

What is one right or freedom from the first Amendment?

Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government.

10

How many amendments does the constitution have?

27

11

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Announce the US independence of Great Britain.

12

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness

13

What is freedom of religion?

You can practice or not practice any religion.

14

What is economic system in the US?

Capitalist Economy
Market Economy

15

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

16

Name one branch or part of the government?

Congress
Legislative
President
Executive
The courts
Judicial

17

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

Checks and balances
Separation of Powers

18

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

The president

19

Who makes federal laws?

Congress
Senate and house of representative
U.S or National Legislature

20

What are two parts of the U.S Congress?

The Senate and House of Representatives

21

How many U.S Senator are there?

100

22

We elect a U.S Senator for how many years?

6

23

Who is one of your State U.S Senators now?

Tim Kane
Mark R Warner

24

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435

25

We elect a U.S Representative for how many years?

2

26

Name your U.S Representative.

Robert C. Scott
Democrat

27

Who does a U.S Senator Represent?

All people of the state

28

Why do some states have more representatives than other states?

State population
More people

29

How long is a President elected for?

4 years

30

In what month do we vote for President ?

November