CIVICS Test

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Definition

What is the supreme law of the land?

The constitution

What does the Constitution do?

sets up the government ▪ defines the government ▪ protects basic rights of Americans

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

We the People

What is an amendment?

a change (to the Constitution) ▪ an addition (to the Constitution)

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

the Bill of Rights

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*

speech ▪ religion ▪ assembly ▪ press ▪ petition the government

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

twenty-seven (27)

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

announced our independence (from Great Britain) ▪ declared our independence (from Great Britain) ▪ said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

life ▪ liberty ▪ pursuit of happiness

What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.

What is the economic system in the United States?

capitalist economy ▪ market economy

What is the “rule of law”?

Everyone must follow the law. ▪ Leaders must obey the law. ▪ Government must obey the law. ▪ No one is above the law.

Name one branch or part of the government

▪ Congress ▪ legislative ▪ President ▪ executive ▪ the courts ▪ judicial

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

checks and balances ▪ separation of powers

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

the President

Who makes federal laws?

Congress ▪ Senate and House (of Representatives) ▪ (U.S. or national) legislature

What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?

the Senate and House (of Representatives)

How many U.S. Senators are there?

one hundred (100)

We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

six (6)

Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?

Kyrsten Sinema