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Supporters of the new Constitution were known as
Which house of Congress is based on equal representation and makes small states happy?
House of Representatives
Why did the Founding Fathers separate the power to make, enforce, and interpret laws between different branches of government?
to prevent one branch of government from becoming too powerful
to make the national government more efficient
to increase the power of the presidency
to ensure that Congress would act according to the will of the people
The Supreme Court striking down a law as unconstitutional is an example of
checks and balances
“This new national government will have the power to overwhelm the states and exercise tyranny over the people.”
Which group would make such a statement about the Constitution?
Enlightenment thinkers like John Locke
Elightenment thinkers like Thomas Hobbes
The principle of popular sovereignty is represented by what phrase in the Preamble to the Constitution?
"form a more perfect union"
"insure domestic Tranquility"
"provide for the common defense"
"We the People"
The Bill of Rights gives...
power to the president
rights to the states
protection to the individual
increase government power
This branch of government INTERPRETS the law
This branch of government MAKES the law
House of Representatives
Anti-federalists wanted a Bill of Rights added to the constitution to help protect...
The Supreme Court
The constitution was written in...
This branch of government carries out or ENFORCES the law
The Constitution is sometimes called a living document because it can be changed. What are changes to the Constitution called?
What are the three branches of government?
legislative, judicial, executive
executive, Republican, Democrat
states, federal, executive
liberal, federal, republicanism
How many senators does each state elect?
Based on state population
What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
The Bill of Rights
The Magna Carta
The Declaration of Independence
Which is one fact about the President that is NOT true?
The President has a Cabinet that helps him
The President is replaced by the Vice President if he dies
The President must be at least 25 years old.
The President can veto laws
Power of Congress to bring executive or judicial officials to trial.
Which two are checks and balances?
The Supreme Court impeaches the President
The President appoints and Congress approves Supreme Court justices
Congress impeaches the President
The President appoints people to Congress
Which of the following explains the Constitutional principle called republicanism?
Power is divided between state and federal government
Power is divided into 3 government branches
Elected representatives make and enforce laws
Individuals have guaranteed liberties