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Citizenship Test Study Guide AMERICAN GOVERNMENT · What is the supreme law of the land? o The Constitution · What does the Constitution do? o Sets up the government · What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? o Bill of Rights · What are the rights and freedoms from the First Amendment? o Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition · What did the Declaration of Independence do? o Declared our independence from Great Britain · What are the rights in the Declaration of Independence? Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness (property) What is the economic system in the US? Capitalist economy What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? Checks and balances Who is in charge of the executive branch? The President What are the two parts of the US Congress? The Senate and House (of Representatives) How many US Senators are there? One hundred What does the judicial branch do? Interpret laws Under our Constitution, some powers belong only to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? Print money, declare war, create an army, make treaties Under our Constitution, some powers only belong to the state governments. What is one power of state governments? Provide schooling and education, provide protection (police), provide safety (fire department), give a
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driver’s license, approve zoning and land use In what type of government do people vote for representatives?
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