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Unit 3 Pretest

Who was first United States president? George Washington
What are the 3 branches of government? legislative, executive, judicial
Who were the Federalists? people who supported the Constitution
What is judicial review? the principle that the Supreme Court can declare laws unconstitutional
What is the Bill of Rights? first 10 amendments to the Constitution
Who formally elects the President? Electoral College
What is democracy? type of government in which the people exercise political power
3 rights given in the first amendment? freedom of speech, religion, press
What does the legislate branch do? makes laws
What document established the first government of the United States? the Articles of Confederation
What is the highest court in the U.S.? Supreme Court
Name one check that the President has on the other branches. veto laws
Name 2 rights of the accused in the fifth amendement trial by jury, right to an attorney
How many Senators are there? 100 (2 from each state)
What are the two houses of Congress? Senate, House of Representatives
Created by: lmagnus