What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the constitution do?
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?
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
-pursuit of happiness
The freedom of religion mean?
You can profess any religion, or not profess a religion.
The economic systems in the United States are
“Rule of law” means?
Name the branches or parts of the government
What are the obstacles one branch of government to become too powerful?
-Checks and balances
-Separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Federal laws are made by?
-Senate and House (of Representatives).
-(U.S. or national) legislature.
The two parts of the U.S. Congress are
-The Senate and House (of Representatives).
The number of U.S. Senators is:
One hundred (100).
U.S. Senator elected for ------- years
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
Four hundred thirty-five (435)