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Supreme Law of the Land

The Constitution

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What does the Constitution do?

Sets up
Defines
Protects the government.

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Self government idea in three words

We the People

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What is an amendment?

A change to the Constitution
An addition to the Constitution

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First ten amendments

Bill of rights

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At least one freedom in the First Amendment

Speech
Religion
Assembly
Press
Petition the government

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How many amendments in the Constitution?

27

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What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Declare independence from Great Britain

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Two rights in the Declaration of Independence

Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness

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What is the freedom of religion

Practice any religion or not

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What is the economic system of the US

Capitalism

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What is the "rule of law"

Everyone must follow the law