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Which of the following statements is true?
The Constitution protects people from action by the government
Which of the following statements is true?
The Bill of Rights was designated to protect against the power of the federal government
Which of the following statements about our legal system is true?
Our legal system protects basic human rights
Which of the following is true?
The Constitution created a national government of limited powers with authority to pass laws only in areas specified in Article I.
Each of the three branches of government are independent, but has the power to restrain the other branches in a system know as.
Checks and balances
The federal government’s powers to make laws are listed in the Constitution and the remaining powers are reserved for the states in a division of power between the states and the federal government known as
Federalism
What is the final authority in all questions pertaining to the rights of individuals?
The U.S. Constitution
Most of the procedural, or due process rights, given to criminal suspects or
defendants in the United States are found in:
The Bill of Rights
The Supreme Court did not interpret the Fourteenth Amendment as incorporating the Bill of Rights until
The 1960’s
To protect against the abuse of power, the government is divided into legislative, executive, and judicial branches. This is called?
Separation of powers
__________ is another name for the federal system of government, in which power is divided between the national government and the states.
Federalism
To keep any one of these three branches of government from becoming too powerful, the Constitution also set up a system of _____________.
Checks and balances
The first ten amendements to the Constitution are known as the _______________.
Bill of Rights
Laws are also known as _______________
Statutes
________________ means that the Court can review any federal or state law to see if it is in agreement with the Constitution.
Judicial review