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CE.2 A,B,C,D

Principles,Documents,Preamble,Amendment Process

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Which fundamental political principle says the people are the source of any and all governemntal power? Consent of the Governed
Which fundamental political principle says government is not all powerful, it may do only those things people have given it the power to do is? Limited Government
Which fundamental political principle says the government and those who govern are bound by the law is? Rule of Law
What do we call a system of government in which the people rule? Democracy
What do we call a system of government where the people elect public officeholders to make laws and conduct government on the people's behalf? Representative Government
Which early document guaranteed the rights of Englishmen to the colonists? Charters of the Virginia Company of London
Which early document served as a model for the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution? Virginia Declaration of Rights
Which early document gave freedom of religious beliefs and opinions to the people of Virginia? Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
Which early document stated the grievances against the King of Great Britain? Declaration of Independence
Which early document declared the colonies independence from Great Britain? Declaration of Independence
Which early document affirmed the unalienable rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Declaration of Independence
Which early document established the idea that all people are equal under the law? Declaration of Independence
Which early document established the first form of national government for the independent states? Articles of Confederation
Which early document maintained that major powers reside with the individual states? Articles of Confederation
Which early document created a weak central government such as no power to tax or enforce laws which led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution? Articles of Confederation
Which document establishes the structure of the United States government today? U.S. Constitution
Which document guarantees equality under the law with majority rule and the rights of the monority are protected? U.S. Constitution
Which document affirms the individual worth and dignity of all people? U.S. Constitution
Which document protects the fundamental freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition? Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution
What expresses the reasons the Constitution was written and the goals the national government is trying to achieve? Preamble
The Preamble begins with what phrase that establishes that the power of the government comes from the people? We the People
Which goal of the Preamble makes the connection between the states closer and stronger? To form a More Perfect Union
Which goal of the Preamble makes sure the laws are just and enforced fairly for all people? Establish Justice
Which goal of the Preamble seeks to keep citizens safe and secure in their homes and neighborhoods? Ensure Domestic Tranquility
Which goal of the Preamble has the government maintaining a military to protect our entire country from attack by foreign enemies? Provide for the Common Defense
Which goal of the Preamble provides for the well being of its citizens by providing things to many at the same time that they cannot provide for themselves? Promote the General Welfare
Which goal of the Preamble insures that no one including the government can trample on the rights and freedoms all citizens have? Secure the Blessings of Liberty
The amendment process is complex, to date there are only ___ amendments to the U.S. Constitution? 27
All amendments must go through two steps. They must first be ___ and then ____. Proposed, Ratified
To propose an amendment to the Constitution there needs to be a 2/3 vote of ___ or a national ___. Congress, Convention
To ratify an amendment to the Constitution there needs to be a 3/4 vote of the ____. States
To propose an amendment to the Virginia State Constitution it needs to be proposed by the ___ or a state ____. General Assembly, Convention
To ratify an amendment to the Virginia State Constitution requires a mojority of the ___ of Virginia to vote to ratify it. voters
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