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Preamble and Amendment Process

What outlines the goals and purposes of the Constitution? The Preamble
What does it mean to provide for the common defense? Protect us from foreign enemies
What does it mean to form a more perfect union? Bring the states together to form a stronger country
What does it mean to ensure domestic tranquility? Make sure things are peaceful within the country's borders
What does it mean to promote the general welfare? Maintain a safe, healthy environment for the people
What does it mean to secure the blessings of liberty? Protect our basic freedoms
"We the people" is an example of what principle of government? consent of the governed
According to the preamble where does the government get its power? From the people
When the government establishes a court system, what goal of the preamble is it fulfilling? Establish justice
In order to amend the VIRGINIA state constitution, who must ratify the proposal? The voters of Virgnina
Who proposes an amendment to the national Constitution? Congress
What fraction of Congress must approve the amendment proposal? 2/3
What fraction of states must ratify a Constitutional amendment? 3/4
How many amendments have been added to the Constitution? 27
What is the law making body in Virginia called? The General Assembly
What does amendment mean? A change to the U.S. Constitution
What role does the Virginia General Assembly play in the state amendment process? proposes an amendment
Has the Virginia Constitution ever been rewritten? yes
Has the National Constitution ever been rewritten? no
Created by: shannon_revere
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