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5th grade history
American Democracy test BRY
|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 ____________?
|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.