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1 Constitution and Bill of Rights Test Review SSCG3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the United States Constitution.Explain the main ideas in the debate over ratification; include those in The FederalistAnalyze the purpose of government stated in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution.Explain the fundamental principles upon which the United States Constitution is based; include the rule of law, popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism.SSCG4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers of the national government.a. Describe the structure and powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.b. Analyze the relationship between the three branches in a system of checks and balances and separation of powers.SSCG6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of civil liberties and civil rights.Examine the Bill of Rights with emphasis on First Amendment freedoms.Explain how government seeks to maintain the balance between individual liberties and the public interest.EQ: What is the Supreme Law of the Land? Why did the Bill of Rights become part of the Constitution? How can we categorize our rights protected in the Bill of Rights?Learning Targets: SWBAT review all concepts associated with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
2 Bill of RightsWhat are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution known as?
3 27How many amendments to the Constitution are there?
4 treatyWhat is a formal agreement between 2 or more sovereign states?
5 What are the six basic principles of the Constitution popular sovereignty; limited government; separation of powers; checks and balances; judicial review; federalismWhat are the six basic principles of the Constitution
6 Executive agreementWhat is a pact made by the President directly with the head of a foreign state?
7 How is an amendment proposed? either (1) by Congress by a 2/3 vote in both houses or (2) at a national convention called by Congress when requested by 2/3 of the State legislaturesHow is an amendment proposed?
8 How is an amendment ratified? either (1) by the State legislatures of 3/4 of the States or (2) by conventions held in 3/4 of the StatesHow is an amendment ratified?
9 Provide for the common defense Which goal of government? Our government seeks to protect citizens from attacks by other countries
10 Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity Which goal of government? Our government seeks to give people the freedom to choose where they work, where they live, what they believe and who shall represent them in government. The government protects the liberty of all citizens. It also protects future Americans
11 Promote the general welfare Which goal of government? Our government tries to create conditions that will benefit all Americans
12 Insure domestic tranquility Which goal of government? Our government tries to establish a peaceful society in which people are protected from the unlawful acts of others
13 Form a more perfect union Which goal of government? Our framers were seeking a better government than the one under the Articles of Confederation. They were hoping to unite the 13 separate states under an effective national government.
14 Establish justiceWhich goal of government? We have a legal system that seeks fair ways to settle disputes between individuals, between individuals and the government, between states, and between the national and state governments.
15 Limited governmentWhat basic principle is also known as “constitutionalism” or “rule of law”?
17 Executive BranchThe president is part of what branch of government?
18 2nd amendmentWhich amendment guarantees the right to bear arms?
19 Freedom to bear armsThe first Amendment to the Constitution does NOT include which of the following?Freedom of religionFreedom of the pressFreedom of assemblyFreedom to bear arms
20 4th amendmentWhich amendment provides for protection against illegal searches and seizures?
21 preambleIntroduction to the Constitution, which states the purposes of government
22 freedom from slavery What right is NOT included in the Bill of Rights? freedom of belief and expressionfreedom from slaveryfair and equal treatment before the lawfreedom and security of the person
23 U.S. ConstitutionWhat document is known as the supreme law of the land?
24 5th amendmentWhich amendment relates to due process of law, right to remain silent, and double jeopardy?
25 The PreambleIn which part of the Constitution did the founding fathers list the 6 goals for American Government?
26 Legislation Which of the following is NOT part of the Constitution? Preamblearticleslegislationamendments
27 Voting; alcoholWhat are some of the subjects addressed in the Amendments to the Constitution?
28 25th amendmentWhat part of the Constitution says that the office of the President should be transferred to the Vice President if the President dies while in office?
29 Popular sovereigntyThe opening of the Preamble ("We the People of the United States …") demonstrates what basic principle?
30 Popular sovereigntyTheory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people.
31 The Veto PowerWhat tool does the President have that can “Check and balance” the power of Congress?
32 Article IWhich article of the Constitution establishes the Legislative Branch?
33 8th amendmentWhich amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment?
34 6How many amendments were sent to the states but were never ratified?
35 Formal amendment process What process did the Framers put in place to change the Constitution in the future?
36 Article V (5)Which part of the Constitution allows the nation to make changes in the Constitution as needed?
37 federalismDivision of powers between a central government and many smaller state governments
38 Article V establishes and describes the powers and duties of the Judicial Branch. The Constitution contains seven Articles. Which of the following is NOT a correct description of an Article in the Constitution?a) Article I establishes and describes the powers and duties of the Legislative Branch.b) Article II establishes and describes the powers and duties of the Executive Branch.c) Article V establishes and describes the powers and duties of the Judicial Branch.d) Article VII establishes the method for the Constitution to be ratified.
39 21st amendmentAll amendment to the Constitution have been proposed using one method and all but one has been ratified using one method. Which amendment was ratified using an alternative method?
40 Separation of powersPower is distributed among three independent branches of government