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1

What is the supreme law of the land?

The Constitution

2

What does the Constitution do?

  • defines the government
  • protect basic rights of Americans

3

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

We the people

4

What is an amendment?

a change/addition to the Constitution

5

What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution

the Bill of Rights

 

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Whhat is one right or freedom from the 1st Amendment?

Speech

Religion

Assembly

Press

Petition the government

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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

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What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Declare our independence from Great Britain

9

What are 2 rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Life

Liberty

Pursuit of happiness

10

What is the freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion or not practice a religion

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What is the economic system in the US?

Capitalism

12

What is the "rule of law"

Everyone (leaders, Government etc) must obey the law

No one is above the law

13

Name 1 branch/part of the Government

Legislative

Executive

Judicial

 

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What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

Separation of powers

Checks and balances (one branch checks another)

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Who is in charge of the executive branch?

the President

16

Who makes federal laws?

Congress

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What are the 2 parts of the US Congress?

The Senate and the House of Representatives

18

How many US senators are there?

100 Senators

19

We elect a US Senator for how many years?

6 years

20

Who is 1 of your state's US Senators now?

Ted Cruz

John Cornyn

21

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435

22

We elect a US Representative for how many years?

2

23

Name your US Representative

Dan Crenshaw, 2nd district

24

Who does a US Senator represent?

all people of the state

25

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

because of the state's population

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 US now?

Donald Trump

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What is the name of the Vice President of the US now?

Mike Pence

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

the Vice President