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American Democracy

American Democracy test

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What is the Constitution of the United States? the laws or rules of America; how the government was set up?
Name one of the Amendments of the Bill of Rights. protects Freedom of speech and religion, protects people from illegal search and seizure, protects people from having an unfair trial
How does “We the people of the United States”explain democracy? The people have the power to make decisions. We all take part in our government. We all can vote.
In a federal system of government, who has the most power? The State or National government? The states share power with the national government.
A form of government in which people elect representatives is called ____________? a republic
How is the constitution different than the Declaration of Independence? The constitution has amendments and the plan for democracy. It has the preamble, amendments, and the Bill of Rights.
How is the Declaration of Independence different than the Constitution? It has three parts and takes place during the revolution?
How is the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence the same? They are both signed documents and both are about freedom.
How have the 15th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution improve democracy? Democracy means we the people control the government. All the people can take part in the government,
Why is it important that the Constitution was written to allow for changes? The constitution was written 200 years ago and need to change and add as the nation changes.
What could happen if our government did not have checks and balances? One of the branches will be stronger than the others and make all the decisions.
What might happen if the state governments had more power than the Federal Government? Each state might have their own money and fighting each other.
Created by: amygerman