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1 10 pt 15 pt 20 pt 25 pt 5 pt 10 pt 15 pt 20 pt 25 pt 5 pt 10 pt 15 pt 20 pt 25 pt 5 pt 10 pt 15 pt 20 pt 25 pt 5 pt 10 pt 15 pt 20 pt 25 pt 5 pt Documents and Amendments Branches of Government Leaders, Members and Responsibilities Levels of Government Random!
2 This was the document that described the first written form of government in the US. It was very weak.
3 The Articles of Confederation
4 Any change made to the Constitution is called an _________.
6 The document that created a strong national government and still exists today is called the _____________.
8 Which amendment protects people’s right to own certain types of guns?
10 Which amendment ended slavery?
12 The US government is divided into three parts, or _________.
14 The system that keeps any one part of the national government from becoming too powerful is called _____________.
15 Checks and Balances
16 Which branch of government has the power to determine whether a law is unconstitutional?
17 Judicial Branch
18 This branch is responsible for making laws.
19 Legislative Branch
20 The head of this branch can suggest ideas for new laws in the State of the Union speech.
21 Executive Branch
22 Who is the head of the state government?
24 How long is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Courts term in office?
25 Life or until they resign
26 How many years does a US senator serve, and how many senators does each state have?
27 6 years, 2 senators per state
28 Which of the following is NOT a key power of the legislative branch? A. Write and pass laws B. Declare war C. Overrule presidential veto with 2/3 majority vote D. Interpret the meaning of laws
29 D. Interpret the meaning of laws
30 The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to protect the ______ of citizens. (three words)
31 Rights, Freedoms and Liberties
32 Which is a function of the local government? A. Printing money B. Providing and maintaining an army C. Maintaining state parks D. Collecting taxes
33 D. Collecting taxes
34 Which of the following is NOT a function of the national government? A. Collecting taxes B. Maintaining state parks C. US Supreme Court D. Printing money
35 B. Maintaining state parks
36 Which of the following is NOT a level of government? A. State B. Local C. Federal D. These are all levels of government
37 D. These are all levels of government
38 Which is NOT a duty of the local government? A. Collect taxes B. Maintain public libraries C. School Districts D. Printing money
39 D. Printing money
40 Which of the following is NOT a duty of the State government? A. US Supreme Court B. Maintain state government C. State House of Representatives D. Collect Taxes
41 A. US Supreme Court
42 Which of the following was NOT a problem with the Articles of Confederation? A. No President B. Had no power to collect taxes C. Making laws was difficult because 9 out of 13 states had to approve them. D. Had a strong central government
43 D. Had a strong central government
44 Which of the following does the 1 st amendment NOT protect against? A. Freedom of speech B. Freedom of press C. Freedom to threaten others D. Freedom of religion
45 C. Freedom to threaten others
46 The US government is a ________, which is run for the people, by the people. We vote to elect our leaders.
48 The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution are called _____________.
49 The Bill of Rights
50 Which of the following amendments gave women the right to vote?
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