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Freedom of ______________ allows people to attend any church they wish.
religion
A group of citizens is talking about a new law. They are using the freedom of ______________.
speech
Freedom of the______________ gives citizens the right to write about an issue and publish it.
press
The right to ____________ in a peaceful way allows groups to hold meetings.
assemble
A woman is accused of a crime. A speedy trial will make sure she is treated _______________.
fairly
All citizens have ___________ under the U.S. Constitution.
rights
Male and female citizens who are 18 years old or older have ______________ voting rights.
equal
The right to _________ gives citizens the chance to choose leaders.
vote
Citizens who help in their towns are showing __________.
responsibility or
citizenship
Equal rights means that everyone is to be treated the _____________.
same
The _____________ ensures us basic freedoms, or rights.
U.S.Constitution
The right to a fair ___________ means that someone charged with a crime can have a lawyer.
trial
Which branch of government approves laws?
executive
TRUE or FALSE
The Supreme Court is a part of the Executuve Branch.
false
America's first government was formed by:
A. The Bill of Rights
B. The Articles of
Confederation
C. The U. S. Constitution
D. The Declaration of
Independence
B. the Articles of
Confederation
TRUE or FALSE
The Articles of Confederation were written after the Constitution.
False
How many states had to approve the constitutioln for it to become our highest law?
nine
The United States Constitution was written in which city and state?
Philadelphia, PA
How many branches does our government have?
three
Freedom of __________ allows people to say their own opinions.
speech
What branch of government upholds the law?
A. Judicial Branch
B. Executive Branch
C. Legislative Branch
Judicial Branch
What branch of government makes the laws?
A. Judicail Branch
B. Executive Branch
C. Legislavtive Branch
Legislative branch
What branch of government carries out the laws?
A. Judicial Branch
B. Executive Branch
C. Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Freedom of the _________ prohibits the government from censoring what you read or hear on the news.
press
What is a "right?"
a special privilege
TRUE or FALSE
All people in the world have the same rights you do.
False
Part of being a good citizen means that you should ______________
A. skip your homework
B. Ignore people who are
different
C. become a politician
D. Obey the laws of your
community and school
D.Obey the laws of your
community and school
What do taxes help pay for?
A. roads
B. firefighters
C. schools
D. all of the above
D. all of the above
A person trying to win an election
a candidate
The process of becoming a citizen of the United states is called ________________
naturalization
The right given to citizens over eighteen to choose a candidate in an election.
The right to vote
the group of people who manage and run a city, state, or country
the government
What is the name of the highest court in the land?
The Supreme Court
The Congress is divided into two houses. What are they?
The Senate and the House of Representatives
The first ten amendments to the Constitution which tell the freedoms of the American people area called _________
Bill of Rights
The leader of our country is called the ______________.
President
A written document that has the rules for how to govern the United States is called ________________________
Constitution
money paid to help the government do its fob of protecting its people
taxes
the power of the president to say no to a bill passed by Congress
veto
the lawmaking part of the government having a Senate and a House of Representatives
Congress
What does our system of checks and balances prevent?
A. a bill being passed
B. a treaty being a law
C. one branch of
government from gaining
too much power
C. one branch of
government from gaining
too much power
Who becomes president in the event the president is very ill or dies?
the Vice President
TRUE or FALSE
Federal judges are appointed for life.
TRUE
Who is responsible for naming department leaders?
the President
The highest judge is called the _______________________.
Chief Justice
An addition made to our constitution is called _____________________________
an amendment
The process of removing a government official from office is called __________
impeachment
The process of deciding a case in court is called a ____________________
a trial
A negotiated agreement between two or more countries is called _______________
a treaty
A violation of a public law is called _________________.
a crime