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1

What is the Rule of Law?

Everyone must follow the law, leaders must obey the law, govt must obey the law, no-one is above the law.

2

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

3

What do we call the first ten amendments to the constitution?

The Bill of Rights

4

What is the economic system in the US?

Market economy, capitalist economy

5

What is freedom of religion?

The freedom to practice a religion or not practice a religion.

6

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the constitution. What are these words?

We the people.

7

What does the constitution do?

Sets up with he govt, defines the govt, protects basic rights of Americans.

8

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Announced our independence from Great Britain
Declared our independence from Great Britain
Said that the US was free of Great Britain

9

What is an amendment?

A change or addition to the constitution.

10

How many amendments does the constitution have?

27

11

What is one right o freedom from the first amendment?

Freedom of speech, religion, assembly, freedom of the press or freedom to petition the govt.

12

What is the supreme law of the land?

The Constitution