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US Constitution

New Nation, US Constitution, Bill of Rights

Who were the Allies for the Continental Army? France, Spain, Netherlands
What is a revolution? a way to overthrow or get rid of a government
What did the Allies do to help the Continental Army? provide soldiers, ships, and weapons
What were the US land boundaries after the Treaty of Paris, 1863? Atlantic Ocean, Mississippi River, Canada, and Florida
Did the Articles of Confederation make the central government weak or strong? weak
Why was the Constitutional Convention called? to fix or improve the Articles of Confederation
What did the men at the Constitutional Convention decide to do? write a new constitution
How many of the 13 states needed to ratify or accept the US Constitution for it to go into effect? nine
What were the first 10 amendments called? Bill of Rights
What is an amendment? a change to the US Constitution that has been ratified
What are the three branches of government? executive, judicial, and legislative
What is the job of the executive branch? make sure the laws are followed or carried out
What is the job of the judicial branch? to decide if the laws are constitutional or unconstitutional
What is the job of the legislative branch? to make the laws
How are the three branches of government limited? by checks and balances
Who is responsible for the executive branch? president
Who is responsible for the judicial branch? Supreme Court
Who is responsible for the legislative branch? Congress
Congress is divided into two parts. Name them. the Senate and the House of Representatives
Which branch takes care of court decisions and appeals? judicial branch
Which branch can appoint new Supreme Court judges? executive branch
Which branch can veto or sign a bill into becoming a law? executive branch
What is due process? having the right to a fair trial by a jury
Which branch can declare war? legislative branch
Created by: jennifersarria