1. What is the supreme law of the land?
• sets up the government
• defines the government
• protects basic rights of Americans
• a change (to the Constitution)
• an addition (to the Constitution)
The Bill of Rights
• petition the government
The Constitution has 27 amendments.
• announced our independence (from Great Britain)
• declared our independence (from Great Britain)
• said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)
• pursuit of happiness
You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
• capitalist economy
• market economy
• Everyone must follow the law.
• Leaders must obey the law.
• Government must obey the law.
• No one is above the law.
• the courts
• checks and balances
• separation of powers
• Senate and House (of Representatives)
• (U.S. or national) legislature
The Senate and House (of Representatives)
One hundred (100)
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Four hundred thirty-five (435)
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All people of the state
• (because of) the state’s population
• (because) they have more people
• (because) some states have more people
The Vice President
The Speaker of the House
• advises the President
• Secretary of Agriculture
• Secretary of Commerce
• Secretary of Defense
• Secretary of Education
• Secretary of Energy
• Secretary of Health and Human Services
• Secretary of Homeland Security
• Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
• Secretary of the Interior
• Secretary of Labor
• Secretary of State
• Secretary of Transportation
• Secretary of the Treasury
• Secretary of Veterans Affairs
• Attorney General
• Vice President
• reviews laws
• explains laws
• resolves disputes (disagreements)
• decides if a law goes against the Constitution
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is comprised of 9 Justices.
John Roberts was appointed by George W. Bush in 2005.
• to print money
• to declare war
• to create an army
• to make treaties
• provide schooling and education
• provide protection (police)
• provide safety (fire departments)
• give a driver’s license
• approve zoning and land use
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Democratic and Republican
President Donald Trump is a member of the Republican Party.
• Citizens eighteen (18) and older (can vote).
• You don’t have to pay (a poll tax) to vote.
• Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.)
• A male citizen of any race (can vote).
• serve on a jury
• vote in a federal election
• vote in a federal election
• run for federal office
• freedom of expression
• freedom of speech
• freedom of assembly
• freedom to petition the government
• freedom of religion
• the right to bear arms
• the United States
• the flag
• give up loyalty to other countries
• defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
• obey the laws of the United States
• serve in the U.S. military (if needed)
• serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed)
• be loyal to the United States
• eighteen (18) and older
• join a political party
• help with a campaign
• join a civic group
• join a community group
• give an elected official your opinion on an issue
• call Senators and Representatives
• publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
• run for office
• write to a newspaper
• at age eighteen (18)
• between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)
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