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18
You must be at least this age to vote
checks and balances
the system in which each branch of government has a check on the other two branches, so that no one branch becomes too powerful
100
This is the number of members in the Senate
Thomas Jefferson
the main writer of the Declaration of Independence
9
This is the number of judges in the Supreme
Court
preamble
an introduction, in this case to the constitution
George Washington
the first president of the United States
30
You must be this old to be a member in the Senate
George W. Bush
the president of the United States today
Judicial branch
interprets laws
Congress
the House of Representatives & Senate
Bill of Rights
the first ten amendments to the constitution
Supreme Court
the highest court in the United States
amendment
a change to the constitution
constitution
a formal plan of government
25
You must be this old to be a member in the
House of Representatives
Commander in Chief
the president is this for the U.S. military
First Amendment
freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, & petition
Executive Branch
enforces or carries out laws
Legislative branch
makes laws
35
You must be this old to become the President