Flashcards in Government & Economy Test Review Deck (25)
_______ 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)
Since states wanted to improve the Articles of Confederation, they ________
Called a Constitutional Convention
The large and small states made an agreement known as the _______________
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_.
_________ states had to ratify, or approve, the Constitution after it was written.
A change to the Constitution is called an _________________________.
To make sure that one branch of the government does not become too strong, we have a system of ____________________________________
Checks and Balances
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are called the ________________________________
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is important because it ___________
lists the freedoms of American citizens.
The ___________ amendment protects citizens against unreasonable search and seizure.
A fair trial is an example of ____________
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.
Writing _____________________________ is one way freedom of the press is limited.
lies about people
The right to own a gun is protected by the _______ amendment.
The Fourth Amendment limits the government’s power to search people’s ___________.
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.
Being put on trial or being punished twice for the same crime is called __________.
Under the __________ Amendment, you do not have to be forced to be a witness against yourself.
Trials must be speedy and public under the _________ Amendment.
If the accused person is too poor to afford a lawyer then ________
The government will provide one at no expense to the accused
The __________ Amendment protects against cruel and unusual punishment.
The government cannot force you to house soldiers in your home due to the ____________ Amendment.
In a _________________________ economy prices change because of supply and demand.
free market economy
Producers __________________ in our economy.