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Who decides if there is a conflict and throws out the unconstitutional law?

Supreme court

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What officials must take an oath to support the Constitution

President
Vice president
Congress
Governor

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Can a person be denied public office because of religion?

No

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Who ratified the Constitution?

Second continental amendment

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On what date was the Constitution signed?

September 17, 1787

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Who signed it first? Why?

George washington
President of constitutional conventions

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What are the first ten amendments called?

Bill of rights

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When were they ratified?

December 15, 1791

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List the five rights of people protected in amendment 1.

Speech
Religion
Press
Assembly
Petition

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What group is given the right to have guns in amendment 2?

Militia
Private citizens

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Can the government regulate the carrying and use of guns?

Yes

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In order to search a house, what document must the police have?

Search warrants

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What must it tell?

Probable cause

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What does a grand jury do?

Decide whether theres enough evidence for a trial

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What is “Double Jeopardy?” Is it legal?

The prosecution of a person twice for the same offense
No

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Can a person be forced to testify against himself in court

No

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What amendment gives him this protection?

5th

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What is “Eminent Domain”?

The right if a government to take private property

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Amendment 6 protects a person accused of a crime. List 3 of these protections.

Speedy and public trial
Innocent until proven guilty
Informed of Charge
Trial to jury appears
Right to attorney

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What is a Civil case?

Illegal dispute between two parties

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What is bail?

Money to get out of jail

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What three protections are given an accused person in Amendment 8

Cruel and unusual punishment
Excessive bail
Excessive fines

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Who decides what is “Excessive and Cruel”?

Judge and court

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Must rights be listed in the Constitution in order for the people to have those rights?

No

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Amendment 10 is called the “Reserved Power Amendment”. It says that powers not given to the Federal Government nor denied to the states belong to whom?

The states and the people

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What amendments abolished slavery?

13th

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What is the key provision of the 14th Amendment?

Equal protection of law

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According to the 15th Amendment, voting rights could not be denied because of _________ , _____________ or ____________.

Race
Color
Enslavement

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What amendment gave women the same voting rights that men were entitled to?

19th

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The ___________ and___________ Amendments dealt with prohibition>

18th
21st

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According to the 22th Amendment, how many terms can the President serve?

2

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What President served at least 3 full terms?

F. D. Roosevelt

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The 25th Amendment provides for Presidential Succession, list the first five individuals that would follow the President if he were to die, resign, or get impeached.

Vice president
Speaker of the house
President Protempore
Secretary of the state
Secretary if treasure

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Can the powers of the President be temporarily transferred?

Yes

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The 26th Amendment changed the voting age to _______.

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