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The Constitution

The Constitution 2016

branches The US government has 3 ________________.
Executive The _____________branch enforces (carries out) the laws and includes the President.
Legislative The _____________ branch makes laws and is made up Congress.
Judicial The _______________branch explains the laws and includes the courts.
amendment An ________________ is the process used to make a change to the Constitution.
Bill of Rights The _____________ is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
Convention The Constitutional _________________ was held in 1787.
framers The writers of the Constitution are called the ____________.
preamble The ______________ is the beginning (introduction) of the Constitution.
We the people of the United States The preamble begins, " ______________..."
1787 The US Constitution was written in __________________.
6 years What is the length of a term for a US Senator?
Philadelphia The city where the framers met to write the Constitution.
The House of Representatives and the Senate The 2 Houses that make up Congress.
people The Preamble to the Constitution states that the _____________ have the power to rule; not the government.
Great Compromise The ________ ______________________ consisted of a combination of the Virginia Plan (a national government with 2 houses ) and the New Jersey Plan (each state would only have one vote instead of it based on population).
James Madison ____________________is considered the “Father of the Constitution”
supreme The Constitution is the ___________ law of the land.
1st Amendment Freedom of religion, freedom of speech.
2nd Amendment Right to own weapons
5th Amendment Right to a fair trial; can only be tried once for the same crime; don't have to speak agains yourself in court
4th Amendment Police cannot search people or homes without good reason.
Requirements for President of the US must be a U.S. citizen; must have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years; must be at least 35 years old
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