Flashcards in Government Deck (58):
The purpose of __________ is to make laws, carry out laws, and decide if laws have been broken.
Governments protect the __________ and __________ of individuals.
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules and laws, and decide if rules and laws have been broken.
A place where we live, work, and play.
The purpose of _________ is to let people know how they should act or behave.
________ protect the rights of people.
__________ keep people safe.
Who are people that make rules?
Parents, teachers, principals
________ are the rules people live by.
The _________ makes the laws.
The purpose of ______ is to protect the rights of people and keep people safe.
Where is our nation's capital?
What is the main plan for governing our country?
The Constitution was written in _____.
A change to the Constitution is called an ________________.
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called the ___________________.
Bill of Rights
The three branches of government are:
Where does the Legislative branch meet?
What is the body that makes the laws?
Congress is made up of two houses which are _____________________ and _______________.
House of Representative and Senate
Who is the head of the Executive branch?
The president of the U.S.
How many terms can the president serve?
Two terms - 4 years each term for a total of 8 years.
Where does the president live?
The White House
The most important court in our nation is the ________________.
There are ________ judges in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court judges are called _________.
How long are justices appointed?
The Declaration of Independence was signed on ____________________.
July 4, 1776
What did the Declaration of Independence say?
It declared America's freedom from England.
The Declaration of Independence states that all _______________ are created ____________.
men and women; equal
The Declaration of Independence states that all everyone is entitled to _______, ___________, and the _______________.
life; liberty; pursuit of happiness
The Statute of Liberty stands for _____________.
The ___________ on our flag stand for the 13 states that began our nation.
Each _____ on our flag stands for a state.
The _____________ helps us remember the signing of Declaration of Independence.
The ____________, a symbol for the U.S., is only found in North America.
The ________ shows that the U.S. wants peace but is prepared for war.
The Jefferson Memorial honors _______________.
Thomas Jefferson was our ____ president and author of the ___________________.
3rd; Declaration of Independence
The Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, is our __________________.
The Executive branch makes sure that the ________ are obeyed or carried out.
The Judicial branch makes sure the _______ are fair.
The Judicial Branch meets in the _________________.
Supreme Court Building
What are inalienable right?
The privileges that people are born with that cannot be taken away.
Who are representatives?
These are people elected to act for others.
What is the Rule of Law?
Laws are made to guide people from what they should and should not do. All people must obey laws.
Who is the President of the U.S.?
What did the founders of our country believe?
People had basic rights like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
These are the people who make laws, enforce laws, and decide if laws have been broken?
What is the main purpose of government?
Protect people's rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In what kind of government do people elect representatives to run the government?
What do justice and equality under the law mean?
All people are treated the same.
Who is the vice president of the U.S.?
What do we call the duties, rights, and privileges of being a member of a nation?
What are the freedoms that are protected by the government?
What do we call the duty to take care of one's self, respect the rights of others, and obey rules and laws?
The right of having Freedom of Speech means having the responsibility to ______________________.
use appropriate language