What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
- defines the government
- protect basic rights of Americans
The idea of self-government is in the first 3 words of the Constitution. What are these words?
We the people
What is an amendment?
a change/addition to the Constitution
What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution
the Bill of Rights
Whhat is one right or freedom from the 1st Amendment?
Petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Declare our independence from Great Britain
What are 2 rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Pursuit of happiness
What is the freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion or not practice a religion
What is the economic system in the US?
What is the "rule of law"
Everyone (leaders, Government etc) must obey the law
No one is above the law
Name 1 branch/part of the Government
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
Separation of powers
Checks and balances (one branch checks another)
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
What are the 2 parts of the US Congress?
The Senate and the House of Representatives
How many US senators are there?
We elect a US Senator for how many years?
Who is 1 of your state's US Senators now?
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect a US Representative for how many years?
Name your US Representative
Dan Crenshaw, 2nd district
Who does a US Senator represent?
all people of the state
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
because of the state's population
We elect a President for how many years?
In what month do we vote for President?
What is the name of the President of the US now?
What is the name of the Vice President of the US now?
If hte President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
the Vice President