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|Declaration of Independence
|Protects your natural rights, the right to life, and the pursuit of happiness.
|We The People
|Means EVERYONE in the United States (because the bill of rights).
|Enforces the laws(President).
|Makes the laws (Congress).
|Interprets the laws (Judges).
|How a bill becomes a law
|Congress ideas, Congress votes(goes to the president),President can sign/veto,President vetoes it, Congress can overturn the veto with 2/3 vote.
|Checks and Balances, President
|The President can veto a Congress bill/law.
|Checks and Balances, New Judges
|The President can nominate new judges.
|Checks and Balances, Judicial Branch
|The Judicial branch can say a law from Congress is unconstitutional (bad ect).
|Smallest to largest forms of the government to largest, local
|Local(Atlanta)- keeps streets looking good, provides police and firemen, public schools and libraries, public transportation.
|Smallest to largest forms of the government to largest, state
|State (Georgia)- issues driver's licenses, run election, set up local governments.
|Smallest to largest forms of the government to largest, federal
|Federal (United States)- protection from other countries; prints money, collects income tax.
|Freedom of Expression
|Means you can do what you want to do; but if you do things illegal, or bad, there will be consequences (jail ect).
|The Articles of Confederation
|Written before the Constitution- it changed because it gave the states too much power, and made the federal government weak.
|A goverment in whitch citizens elect leaders (like the U.S.).
|Both sides give up something to come to an agreement.
|Means to accept it.
|Means to change it.
|We live in a Democracy
|People have the power to make decisions.
|You can worship who/what you want; freedom of speech; freedom of expression.
|Right to own guns (when you are 18 years old).
|You don't have to keep soldiers in our house if you don't want to.
|The police need a warrant (reason) to search your home.
|You don't have to speak in a trail (tell on yourself).
|You have the right to a speedy trail (so you don't sit in jail for years waiting for a trail-go to court.
|If you go to trail, and the problem is worth more than $20, you have a right to a jury (where people say if you are guilty/not guilty; and NOT the judge).
|You have the right to bail if you go to jail (pay to get out of jail until you go to court).