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What is the supreme law of the land?

▪ the Constitution

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What does the Constitution do?

▪ sets up the government

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▪ defines the government

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▪ protects basic rights of Americans

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

▪ We the People

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What is an amendment?

▪ a change (to the Constitution)

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▪ an addition (to the Constitution)

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

▪ the Bill of Rights

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What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

▪ speech

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▪ religion

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▪ assembly

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▪ press

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▪ petition the government

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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

▪ twenty-seven (27)

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What did the Declaration of Independence do?

▪ announced our independence (from Great Britain)

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▪ declared our independence (from Great Britain)

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▪ said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)

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What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

▪ life

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▪ liberty

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▪ pursuit of happiness

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What is freedom of religion?

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

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What is the economic system in the United States?

▪ capitalist economy

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▪ market economy

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What is the "rule of law"?

▪ Everyone must follow the law.

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▪ Leaders must obey the law.

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▪ Government must obey the law.

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▪ No one is above the law.

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Name one branch or part of the government.

▪ Congress

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▪ legislative

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▪ President

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▪ executive

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▪ the courts

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▪ judicial

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What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

▪ checks and balances

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▪ separation of powers

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Who is in charge of the executive branch?

▪ the President

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Who makes federal laws?

▪ Congress

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▪ Senate and House (of Representatives)

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▪ (U.S. or national) legislature

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

▪ the Senate and House (of Representatives)

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How many U.S. Senators are there?

▪ one hundred (100)

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

▪ six (6)

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

▪ Jacky Rosen

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▪ Catherine Cortez Masto

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The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

▪ four hundred thirty-five (435)

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

▪ two (2)

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Name your U.S. Representative.

▪ Dina Titus (District 1)

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▪ Mark Amodei (District 2)

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▪ Susie Lee (District 3)

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▪ Steven Horsford (District 4)

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Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

▪ all people of the state

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Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

▪ (because of) the state's population

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▪ (because) they have more people

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▪ (because) some states have more people

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We elect a President for how many years?

▪ four (4)

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In what month do we vote for President?

▪ November

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What is the name of the President of the United States now?

▪ Joseph Biden

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What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

▪Kamala Harris

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If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

▪ the Vice President

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If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

▪ the Speaker of the House

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What is one president's power?

▪ commander-in-chief

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▪ signs bills into law

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▪ vetoes bills

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What does the president's cabinet do?

▪ advises the President

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What are two Cabinet-level positions?

▪ Secretary of Agriculture

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▪ Secretary of Commerce

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▪ Secretary of Defense

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▪ Secretary of Education

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▪ Secretary of Energy

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▪ Secretary of Health and Human Services

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▪ Secretary of Homeland Security

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▪ Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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▪ Secretary of the Interior

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▪ Secretary of Labor

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▪ Secretary of State

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▪ Secretary of Transportation

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▪ Secretary of the Treasury

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▪ Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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▪ Attorney General

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▪ Vice President

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What does the judicial branch do?

▪ reviews laws

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▪ explains laws

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▪ resolves disputes (disagreements)

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▪ decides if a law goes against the Constitution

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What is the highest court in the United States?

▪ the Supreme Court

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How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

▪ nine (9)

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Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

▪ John Roberts

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Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

▪ to print money

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▪ to declare war

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▪ to create an army

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▪ to make treaties

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Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

▪ provide schooling and education

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▪ provide protection (police)

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▪ provide safety (fire departments)

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▪ give a driver's license

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▪ approve zoning and land use

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Who is the Governor of your state now?

▪ Steve Sisolak

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What is the capital of your state?

▪ Carson City

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What are the two major political parties in the United States?

▪ Democratic and Republican

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What is the political party of the President now?

▪ Democrat

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