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Test Two-- #106632

Principles of Democracy--from naturalization test guide

AMERICAN GOVERNMENTPrinciples of Democracy
What is the supreme law of the land? ▪ the Constitution
What does the Constitution do? tells what the government can and cannont do ▪ sets up the government ▪ defines the government ▪ protects basic rights of Americans
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 are three (3) rights or freedoms from the First Amendment? ▪ speech ▪ religion ▪ assembly ▪ press▪ petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have? * 27
What did the Declaration of Independence do? ▪ announced our independence from Great Britain
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? * life * liberty * pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of religion? * you can practice any religion, or no religion at all
What is the economic system in the United States? * capitalist economy * market economy * free enterprise system
What is the “rule of law”? ▪ Leaders must obey the law. ▪ Government must obey the law. ▪ No one is above the law. ▪ Everyone must follow the law.
Created by: dana.bigger