Flashcards in Principles of Americans Democracy Deck (12)
What is the suprime law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
▪ sets up the government
▪ defines the government
▪ protects basic rights of
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?
▪ twenty-seven (27)
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)
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