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Government

The Constitution: Formal and Informal Amendments

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What is the Bill of Rights? The first 10 amendments that set out the basic rights the government can't infringe, such as freedom of speech, freedom of press, and freedom of assembly.
What is separation of power? Government power is distributed among three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial.
If a change is written in the Constitution, then it's a ..... Formal amendment
If an amendment doesn't change the Constitution expressly, but change its interpretation, then it's a........ Informal amendment
What makes a informal amendment? 1.) Basic legislation 2.)Supreme Court ruling 3.)Executive action 4.)Custom
Which branch has the power to make laws? Legislative branch
Which branch has the power to enforce laws? Executive branch
Which branch has the power to interpret laws? Judicial branch
If the Court feels that either the legislative or/ and executive branch is not right, then it declares the action __________. Unconstitutional
What is the Court's power to determine the constitutionality of a government action? Judicial review
Why does the executive agreement has more freedom than a treaty? It doesn't has to be approve by the Senate
Why did George Washington opposed the formation of political parties? He was afraid that they would divide the nation.
What expanded the executive power, despite not having a power to declare war? Executive agreement
What is the 1st amendment about (Bill of Rights)? Basic freedoms (freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition)
What is the 9th amendment about (Bill of Rights)?
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