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Constitution

TermDefinition
monarch a king or queen who rules a country
posterity future generations
liberty freedom
colony a land ruled by another country located far away
James Madison a founding member of the US government known as the "Father of the Constitution
Declaration of Independence a letter sent by the American colonies to the king of England stating that the colonist want to be free from British rule
Constitution of the United States the document that states how the US government is to be run. It includes the rights of the individuals and how the 3 branches of government have limited power
Bill of Rights the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution
Preamble the introductory paragraph of the US Constitution
Amendment 1 Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and to petition the government
Amendment 2 Right to keep and bear arms
Amendment 3 Soldiers cannot be placed in homes without owners' consent
Amendment 4 The right of people to not have their homes searched without a warrant
Amendment 5 The right to remain silent until your lawyer is present
Amendment 6 Right to a speedy trial
Amendment 7 Right to a jury in civil cases over $20 in value
Amendment 8 No cruel and unusual punishment nor excessive bail or fines
Amendment 9 You shall not be denied rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution
Amendment 10 Powers of the federal government not mentioned in the Constitution are pushed to the states
Created by: cleibengood