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A: Principles of A/D

1. What is the supreme law of the land? • the Constitution
2. What does the Constitution do? • sets up the government • defines the governmen • protects basic rights of Americans
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? • We the People
4. What is an amendment? • a change (to the Constitution) • an addition (to the Constitution)
5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? • the Bill of Rights
6. What is (one) right or freedom from the First Amendment?* • speech • religion • assembly • press • petition the government
7. How many amendments does the Constitution have? • twenty-seven (27)
8. What did the Declaration of Independence do? • announced our independence (from Great Britain) • declared our independence (from Great Britain) • said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)
9. What are (two) rights in the Declaration of Independence? • life • liberty • pursuit of happiness
10. What is freedom of religion? • You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
11. What is the economic system in the United States?* • capitalist economy • market economy
12. What is the “rule of law”? • Everyone must follow the law. • Leaders must obey the law. • Government must obey the law. - No one is above the law.
Created by: adanvillalta