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U.S. Constitution

Who makes up the lower house House Of Reps
Who makes up the upper house Senate
What does the president do is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
What does Amend mean make minor changes in order to make it fairer, more accurate, or more up-to-date.
What does Popular Sovereignty is the principle that the authority of a state and its government are created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives, who are the source of all political power.
what does Federalism mean the federal principle or system of government.
what is a Bill an amount of money owed for goods supplied or services rendered, set out in a printed or written statement of charges. Or a bill tries to become a law.
What does Veto mean a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
What does Separation Of Powers mean the governance of a state. Under this model, a state's government is divided into branches, each with separate and independent powers and areas of responsibility so that the powers of one branch are not in conflict with the powers associated with the othe
What is the MAIN JOB of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches of the U.S. Government. Legislative—Make laws Executive— Enforces laws Judicial—Interpret laws
How does the Executive Branch CHECK the other two branches they can check over the legislative branch by proposing legislation, creating an annual budget, can call special sessions of Congress, and lastly the executive branch can veto any legislation.
How does the Legislative Branch CHECK the other two branches they can check over the executive branch by overriding presidential vetoes, and the legislative branch can also impeach and convict Presidents in the executive branch.
How does the Judicial Branch CHECK the other two branches By the government by the fact that it is able to say that things they have done are unconstitutional.
How can congress override a presidential veto ⅔ of the House Of Reps has to agree to it.
Which system was designed to prevent one person or branch of the government from gaining too much power Separation of powers Checks and balances
Identify the supreme law of the land in the United States The Constitution
According to the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, where does the power of government come from The people of the country
What did the Framers intend by the phrase “a more perfect Union” To not make the Constitution like the A.O.C
In order to ratify the constitution, what did the Federalists agree to add to the Constitution at a later date The Bill Of Rights
Why was a Bill of Rights added to the U.S. Constitution Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty
Identify the functions of EACH of the 1st ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution Bill of rights
What First Amendment right is being exercised by a group of citizens gathering peaceably to discuss the merits of government policy The First Amendment protects the freedom to peacefully assemble or gather together or associate with a group of people for social, economic, political or religious purposes
Why is the First Amendment considered the most important amendment of the Bill of Rights The freedoms of speech, press, assembly and the right to petition the government and seek redress of grievances proclaim that citizens have the right to call the government to account
Identify the limitations on freedom of speech you can't say it outside your house
What does the Fourth Amendment prohibit against unreasonable searches and seizures
Identify the two amendments that are limited in schools 1st & 4th
In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines, why were the students allowed to wear their black armbands Because they weren’t disrupting the school environment
In the case of New Jersey v. T.L.O., how did the Supreme Court rule The supreme court 6-3 on the schools side
How does a system of separation of powers prevent the development of tyranny The branches rule out any chance of tyranny by preventing any of the branches from taking control on their own. ... As a result, no state will have more power than the other.
Which chief justice was instrumental in creating judicial review John Marshall
Judicial review was created by which landmark case Marbury V Madison
Which Enlightenment Philosopher impacted the development of both the Declaration of Independence AND the U.S. Constitution John Locke
Why did the Articles of Confederation create a WEAK national government The A.O.C created a weak gov’t because the states wanted all the power
How did the Great Compromise of the Constitutional Convention guarantee the power of government would remain in the hands of the people electoral college
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