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New Nation

New Nation, Articles of Confederation, Constitution 2018

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This branch includes the Supreme Court and other lower courts. judicial
This branch includes the president and vice-president. executive
This branch includes Congress legislative
This branch decides if laws follow the Constitution (constitutional, legal) or can cancel laws if they don't follow the Constitution (unconstitutional/illegal); they are appointed, not elected. judicial
This branch is the lawmakers who make new bills/laws, controls the budget (money), and are elected. legislative
This branch controls the military, veto bills, carries out laws, and meets foreign leaders. Members of this branch are elected. executive
This is the introduction of the Constitution that gives the reasons for the government. Preamble
He wrote most of the Constitution and kept careful notes during the Constitutional Convention. James Madison
He was against slavery, but in favor of the Great Compromise. Representing Pennsylvania he was the oldest delegate. Benjamin Franklin
In this system, the federal government has some powers (control military, defense, produce money) and states have other powers (schools and education, local control). federal system
This legislative group has two members from each state, making small population states equal to large population states. The Senate
This legislative group has members according to a state's population, giving large population states many more members. The House of Representatives
What was the 3/5ths Compromise? For every five slaves a state has, it will count as three citizens towards its population count.
These three words from the Preamble were chosen to show who wrote the Constitution and who it was written for. "We the People"
Why did the Founding Fathers create three different branches of government? The Founding Fathers wanted to make sure no branch was overly powerful and that all branches shared power.
A newspaper reporter prepares a story criticizing the amount of money the governor spends on travel. Which right protects the reporter? Freedom of the Press
One is one power ("check") the Supreme Court has over the Executive Branch (president)? The Supreme Court can decide if the President's actions are constitutional or unconstitutional.
Shelly gives her opinion for the best candidate in the race for governor. What right is Shelly using? Freedom of Speech
This is a civic duty citizens can participate in positively. voting
Laws that limit speed when driving, stop texting while driving, and make children wear bike helmets are made for what reason? To keep citizens safe, "promote the general welfare"
Lisa prefers not to attend any church or religious group. What freedom is Lisa using? Freedom of Religion
Will is upset about plans to build a new park near his subdivision. Will and many of his neighbors attend a city council meeting, asking the city to change its plans. What right is Will using? The Right of Assembly and Petition
What was "The Great Compromise"? The legislative branch would have two sections: a House of Representatives and a Senate. The House of Representatives allows bigger states to have more members. The Senate keeps all states equal with only two senators per state.
Created by: briansegool