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1

What is the suprime law of the land?

The Constitution

2

What does the Constitution do?

▪ sets up the government
▪ defines the government
▪ protects basic rights of
Americans

3

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

▪ We the People

4

What is an amendment?

▪ a change (to the Constitution)
▪ an addition (to the Constitution)

5

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

▪ the Bill of Rights

6

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*

▪ religion
▪ assembly
▪ press
▪ petition the government

7

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

▪ twenty-seven (27)

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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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 follow the law. ▪ Leaders must obey the law.
▪ Government must obey the law.
▪ No one is above the law