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1

The purpose of __________ is to make laws, carry out laws, and decide if laws have been broken.

government

2

Governments protect the __________ and __________ of individuals.

rights; property

3

A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules and laws, and decide if rules and laws have been broken.

Government

4

A place where we live, work, and play.

Community

5

The purpose of _________ is to let people know how they should act or behave.

rules

6

________ protect the rights of people.

Rules

7

__________ keep people safe.

Rules

8

Who are people that make rules?

Parents, teachers, principals

9

________ are the rules people live by.

Laws

10

The _________ makes the laws.

Government

11

The purpose of ______ is to protect the rights of people and keep people safe.

laws

12

Where is our nation's capital?

Washington, DC

13

What is the main plan for governing our country?

Constitution

14

The Constitution was written in _____.

1787

15

A change to the Constitution is called an ________________.

amendment

16

The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called the ___________________.

Bill of Rights

17

The three branches of government are:
1.
2.
3.

1. Legislative
2. Executive
3. Judicial

18

Where does the Legislative branch meet?

Capitol building

19

What is the body that makes the laws?

Congress

20

Congress is made up of two houses which are _____________________ and _______________.

House of Representative and Senate

21

Who is the head of the Executive branch?

The president of the U.S.

22

How many terms can the president serve?

Two terms - 4 years each term for a total of 8 years.

23

Where does the president live?

The White House

24

The most important court in our nation is the ________________.

Supreme Court

25

There are ________ judges in the Supreme Court.

nine

26

The Supreme Court judges are called _________.

justices

27

How long are justices appointed?

for life

28

The Declaration of Independence was signed on ____________________.

July 4, 1776

29

What did the Declaration of Independence say?

It declared America's freedom from England.

30

The Declaration of Independence states that all _______________ are created ____________.

men and women; equal

31

The Declaration of Independence states that all everyone is entitled to _______, ___________, and the _______________.

life; liberty; pursuit of happiness

32

The Statute of Liberty stands for _____________.

freedom

33

The ___________ on our flag stand for the 13 states that began our nation.

stripes

34

Each _____ on our flag stands for a state.

star

35

The _____________ helps us remember the signing of Declaration of Independence.

Liberty Bell

36

The ____________, a symbol for the U.S., is only found in North America.

bald eagle

37

The ________ shows that the U.S. wants peace but is prepared for war.

great seal

38

The Jefferson Memorial honors _______________.

Thomas Jefferson

39

Thomas Jefferson was our ____ president and author of the ___________________.

3rd; Declaration of Independence

40

The Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, is our __________________.

national anthem

41

The Executive branch makes sure that the ________ are obeyed or carried out.

laws

42

The Judicial branch makes sure the _______ are fair.

laws

43

The Judicial Branch meets in the _________________.

Supreme Court Building

44

What are inalienable right?

The privileges that people are born with that cannot be taken away.

45

Who are representatives?

These are people elected to act for others.

46

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.

47

Who is the President of the U.S.?

Barrack Obama

48

What did the founders of our country believe?

People had basic rights like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

49

These are the people who make laws, enforce laws, and decide if laws have been broken?

Government

50

What is the main purpose of government?

Protect people's rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

51

In what kind of government do people elect representatives to run the government?

republican government

52

What do justice and equality under the law mean?

All people are treated the same.

53

Who is the vice president of the U.S.?

Joe Biden

54

What do we call the duties, rights, and privileges of being a member of a nation?

citizenship

55

What are the freedoms that are protected by the government?

Rights

56

What do we call the duty to take care of one's self, respect the rights of others, and obey rules and laws?

responsibility

57

The right of having Freedom of Speech means having the responsibility to ______________________.

use appropriate language

58

The right to drive where we want to go means the responsibility to ________________.

obey traffic laws