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Amendment
A change or addition
What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution.
Treason
To help people working against your country.
When the President vetoes a bill he ...
says "no" to it.
What is the minimum age to become President?
35
Judicial Reveiw concerns a power of the
Supreme Court
Which branch commands the armed forces?
Executive
What does veto mean?
Do away with
What were the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution?
Freedom of:
Religion
Speech
Press
Assembly
Petition
Coin
To make money.
Which branch approves Presidential appointments?
Legislative
What do you call the leader of the armed forces?
Commander-in-Chief
What was the purpose of the Bill of Rights?
To guarantee individual rights.
What are the limitations to freedom of speech?
You cannot endanger the safety of others, nor can you threaten national security.
What is the number of U.S. Senators for each state?
2
Which branch ratifies treaties?
Legislative
What are two of the intentions behind freedom of religion?
1) You can believe in any religion
2) The government can't make a state religion.
How many amendments are in the Bill of Rights?
10
What does "the press" refer to in freedom of the press?
Newspapers, radio, tv, the internet and other forms of mass communication
Commerce
Business and Trade
Were there rights reserved to individuals in the original Constitution?
No, there was not a guarantee of individual rights.
Where and when was the Constitution written?
Philadelphia, 1787
The flag of the United States represents what three symbols?
Union, Freedom, Justice
What are checks and balances?
The idea that each branch of government may check the power of the other two
The top leader of the U.S. military is called?
The Commander-in-Chief
Which branch negotiates treaties?
Executive
Abridging
Limiting or controlling
What are the three branches of the government?
Executive
Legislative
Judicial
How are state judges selected?
Election
What does "federal" mean?
National
What is another word for amendment?
Change
Congress
U.S. Legislature
(House & Senate)
What are the first words of the Constitution?
We the People
How do you define Constitution?
Written plan of government.
What does the Constitution do?
Define rights.
How old is the U.S. Constitution?
Over two centuries (200 years)

It was written in 1787
Which branch passes or creates laws?
Legislative
What is the ONLY state to vote no on the Constitution, then become the twelfth state to vote yes after the Bill of Rights was added?
North Carolina
Which branch interprets treaties?
Judicial
Petition
Request a change from the government
Representation
One person representing many people.
Which branch approves or vetoes laws?
Executive
Population
Number of people in an area.
Compromise
Both sides of a disagreement give something up to get something.
Why were the freedoms included in the First Amendment?
To keep the government from getting too much power.
Minimum
The lowest possible.
Which branch interprets the law?
Judicial
The Bill of Rights
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution
What is freedom of Assembly?
You can form a group to voice an opinion
What is the term for a U.S. Senator?
6 Years
Arms
Weapons, guns
Quartered
Allowed to live in
Bail
Money presented as a promise to show up for trial
What is the term in office for a U.S. Representative?
2 Years
Who admits new states to the Union?
Congress
Which branch reviews the Constitutionality of Congressional laws?
Judicial
What do you call a written plan that spells out the rules of government?
Constitution
Which branch carries out (enforces) the law?
Executive
Commander-in-Chief is another title for whom?
The President of the United States