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8 - Chapter 8

Confederation to Constitution

Which Amendment: Citizens are protected from unreasonable search and seizure 4th
Which Amendment: Bail should not be set so high that it would be impossible to pay, and no cruel and unusual punishment 8th
Which Amendment: Citizens have the right to a jury trial, and a speedy trial. They also have the right to be informed of criminal charges, hear witnesses on both sides, and have an attorney. 6th
Which Amendment: Citizens have the right to bear arms 2nd
Which Amendment: Individuals have other rights than those that are listed in the Constitution 9th
Which Amendment: The government cannot use the property of private citizens without their consent 3rd
Which Amendment: Freedom of Speech, the press, assembly, petition, and religion 1st
Which Amendment: Citizens have the right to a trial by jury in civil cases 7th
Which Amendment: The federal government only has the power given to it by the Constitution. All other powers are left to the states. 10th
Which Amendment: Citizens can’t be tried for the same crime twice, and have the right against self-incrimination. 5th
What was the document that outlined the new form of government in the United States? Articles of Confederation
What was NOT a strength of the Articles of Confederation? Allowed government to sign peace treaties, it allowed government to issue money, It governed the nation during the Revolutionary War, or It allowed the government to raise money through taxes? It allowed the government to raise money through taxes?
What is the “Preamble”? It states the purpose of the government
An amendment is: A change
Which was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation? It lacked the power to enforce laws. It lacked the power to levy taxes. It lacked the power to declare war It lacked the power to regulate trade. It lacked the power to declare war
What does Democracy mean? Power to the people
What is the job of the Legislative Branch? Create laws
The first ten amendments are called the: Bill of Rights
Which plan proposed equal representation, a unicameral legislation, and was preferred by the smaller states? New Jersey Plan
Bicameral means a _________ house legislation and unicameral means a ________ house legislation. Two. One.
Where votes for representation would include 3/5 of the slave population. 3/5 Compromise
This is a system of government in which power is divided between a central government and state governments Federalism
Article One of the Constitution creates which branch? Legislative Branch
Which plan proposed representation based on population, a bicameral legislation, and was preferred by the larger states? Virginia Plan
What is the job of the Executive Branch? Enforce Laws
What are the “articles”? It describes how the government is set up
Who is head of the Executive Branch? The President
What are the “amendments”? Additions to the Constitution
Who is the head of the Judicial Branch? Supreme Court
Who is the head of the Legislative Branch? Congress
What is the job of the Judicial Branch? Interpret laws
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