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1

What is the supreme law of the land?

constitution

2

What does the constitution do?

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

3

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

We the People

4

What is an amendment

a change or an addition to the Constitution

5

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution

the Bill of Rights

6

What is ONE right or freedom from the First Amendment?

Speech
Religion
Assembly
Press
Petition the government

7

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

8

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

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

9

What are TWO rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Life
Liberty
Pursuit of Happiness

10

What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion

11

What is the economic system in the United States?

Capitalist economy
Market economy

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

13

Name ONE branch or part of the government.

Congress
Legislative
President
Executive
The court
Judicial

14

What stops ONE branch of government from becoming too powerful?

checks and balances
separation of powers

15

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

the president

16

Who makes the federal laws?

Congress (senate & hose of rep)

17

What are the TWO parts of the U.S. Congress?

The senate
and the House of Representatives

18

How many U.S. senators are there?

100

19

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

6

20

Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now?

Ted Cruz
John Cornyn

21

Who does a U.S. Senator Represent?

all people of the state

22

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

because of the state's population

23

Name your U.S. representative.

John Culberson

24

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435

25

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

2

26

We elect a President for how many years?

4

27

In what month do we vote for President?

November

28

What is the name of the President of the United States now?

Donald J. Trump

29

What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

Mike Pence

30

If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

the Vice President