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The Preamble to the Constitution
We the people of the United States of America in order to form a more _____ ______, _____ ______, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the _____
_____, promote the _____ ____,
and secure the blessings of ____ to ourselves and our
posterity, do ordain and establish this _______ of the United States of America.
We the people of the United States of America in order to form a more perfect union,insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.
How old is the Constitution?
The Constitution is 222 years old.
Name two powers the federal government has and two powers the state government has.
Federal: coin money; declare war

State:provide public education;create local government
What is the supreme law of the land?
The Constitution
The Preamble of the Constitution
A. explains the powers of the
national government
B. lists the goals of the new
plan of government
C. explains the realationship
between state and national
government
D. concerns the interpretation
of the Constitution
B. Lists the goals of the new
plan of government.
Which of the following concerns
the organization, powers, and
duties of the three branches of
government?
A. Articles I-III
B. Articles II-IV
C. Article V
D. Article VI
A. Articles I-III
In the United States, supreme
political power rests with the
A. President
B. people
C. Congress
D. Supreme Court
B. people
Which of the following can a
president NOT do?
A. make foreign policy
B. make laws
C. make federal appointments
D. make treaties
What branch of government is
responsible for making the laws?
A. Legislative Branch
B. Executive Branch
C. Judicial Branch
D. Military Branch
Which branch of government
interprets the law?
A. Legislative Branch
B. Executive Branch
C. Judicial Branch
D. Military Branch
A. Legislative Branch
B. Judicial Branch
Powers that safeguard individual well being are called:
A. police powers
B. delegated powers
C. exclusive powers
D. civil powers
Give the minimum age, years of citizenship, residency, and length of term for each:
Representative
Senator
President

A. Police Powers
Representative: 25 yrs. old; 7 yrs of Citizenship; must live in the state where chosen for residency; 2 yr. term
Senator:30 yrs old; 9 yrs citizenship; must live in the state where chosen for residency;6 yr. terms
President:35 yrs old; must be a natural born citizen; resident of U.S. for 14 years; 4 yr. term
The president is part of the _______ branch ofgovernment.
executive
The lawmaking branch of the government is called the ______ branch.
legislative
The _____branch of government interprets the law.
judicial
The _____ _____ elects the President of the United
States.
electoral college
The division of power between a central government and a number of state governments is called ________.
federalism
The power of the courts to determine if acts of Congress or actions of the President are constitutional is called _______.
judicial review
The ___________ are the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Bill of Rights
A ______ is a country in which the power is held by the people who elect representativesfor them.
republic
B. make laws

Why has the Constitution been able to last so long?
The Constitution is written in general terms and can be adapted to the times.
What is one way an amendment to the Constitution may be proposed and one way it can be ratified?