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History Facts #21-30
|This amendment forbids the government to order private citizens to allow soldiers to live in their homes.
|This amendment guarantees the right of states to organize militias, or armies, and the right of individuals to bear arms.
|This amendment states that "Congress shall make no law" restricting freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition.
|This is the first ten amendments to the Constitution and details the protection of individual liberties.
|Bill of Rights
|Means to change
|Is the right of the Supreme Court to judge laws, passed by Congress, and determine whether they are constitutional or not.
|Is a system in which each branch of government has its own powers.
|Separation of powers
|Is a system set up by the Constitution in which each branch of the federal government has the power to check, or control, the actions of the other branches.
|Checks and balances
|The Legislative Branch (makes the laws), the Judicial Branch (interprets the law), and the Executive Branch (enforces the law).
|Three branches of government
|Is an economic system based on private property and free enterprise.