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What is the supreme law of the land?

The Constitution

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What does the Constitution do?

- Sets up the government
- Defines the government
- Provides basic right of Americans

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

We the People

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What is an amendment?

- A change to the Constitution
- An addition to the Constitution

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

The Bill of Rights

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What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

- Speech
- Religion
- Assembly
- Press
- Petition the government

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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

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What did the Declaration of Independence do?

- Announced our independence from Great Britain

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What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

- Life
- Liberty
- Pursuit of Happiness

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What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion or not practice a religion

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What is the economic system in the United States?

- Capitalist economy
- Market economy

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What is the "rule of law"?

- Everyone must obey the law
- Leaders must obey the law
- Government must obey the law
- No one is above the law