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1

_______ was a major weakness of the government created by the Articles of Confederation.

Congress not having the power to collect taxes (to support an army)

2

Since states wanted to improve the Articles of Confederation, they ________

Called a Constitutional Convention

3

The large and small states made an agreement known as the _______________

Great Compromise

4

The framers of the Constitution wanted to limit the power of the ________________________ to make sure they never had as much power as the ________________.

The framers of the Constitution wanted to limit the power of the _PRESIDENT_ to make sure they never had as much power as the _.KING_.

5

_________ states had to ratify, or approve, the Constitution after it was written.

Nine

6

A change to the Constitution is called an _________________________.

Amendment

7

To make sure that one branch of the government does not become too strong, we have a system of ____________________________________

Checks and Balances

8

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are called the ________________________________

Bill of Rights

9

The Bill of Rights is important because it ___________

lists the freedoms of American citizens.

10

The ___________ amendment protects citizens against unreasonable search and seizure.

Fourth

11

A fair trial is an example of ____________

due process

12

The right to choose your own religion, the right to choose no religion at all, and the right to practice faith as you choose are all protected by the _________ amendment.

first

13

Writing _____________________________ is one way freedom of the press is limited.

lies about people

14

The right to own a gun is protected by the _______ amendment.

second

15

The Fourth Amendment limits the government’s power to search people’s ___________.

homes

16

You need a warrant to search a person’s home with no probable cause, enter a person’s home and take items to use as _______________, and to randomly search cars for stolen goods.

evidence

17

Being put on trial or being punished twice for the same crime is called __________.

double jeopardy

18

Under the __________ Amendment, you do not have to be forced to be a witness against yourself.

Fifth

19

Trials must be speedy and public under the _________ Amendment.

Sixth

20

If the accused person is too poor to afford a lawyer then ________

The government will provide one at no expense to the accused

21

The __________ Amendment protects against cruel and unusual punishment.

Eighth

22

The government cannot force you to house soldiers in your home due to the ____________ Amendment.

Third

23

In a _________________________ economy prices change because of supply and demand.

free market economy

24

Producers __________________ in our economy.

create goods

25

The ___________________ is responsible for collecting taxes.

Treasury