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1.what is the supreme law of the land?

The constitution

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2. What does the constitution do?

- Sets up the government
- defines the government
- protects basic rights of Americans

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3. 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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4. What is an amendment?

- a change (to the constitution)
- an addition (to the constitution)

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

The Bill of Rights

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6. What is one right or freedom from the first Amendment?

- speech
- religion
- assembly
- press
- petition the government

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7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

- twenty seven (27)

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8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

- announced our Independence (from Great Britain)
- declared our independence (from Great Britain)
- said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)

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9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

- life
- liberty
- pursuit of happiness

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10. What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion

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11. What is the economic system in the United States?

- capitalist economy
- market economy

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12. What is the “rule of law”?

- everyone must follow the law
- leaders must obey the law
- government must obey the law
- no one is above the law