Flashcards in Principles Of American Democracy Deck (12)
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
- Sets up the government
- Defines the government
- Provides basic right of Americans
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
We the People
What is an amendment?
- A change to the Constitution
- An addition to the Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
- Petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
- Announced our independence from Great Britain
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
- Pursuit of Happiness
What is freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion or not practice a religion
What is the economic system in the United States?
- Capitalist economy
- Market economy