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Part 4.1: The Constitution + Bill of Rights + Amendments
New vocabulary in this section:
- supreme: the highest or most important
- self-government: the people of a country control their own government
- amendments: changes or additions to the Constitution
- rule of law: the idea that the law applies equally to all persons, and no one is “above the law”
- Bill of Rights: the first ten Amendments to the Constitution
- Constitution: the document that sets out the United States Government and the rights of our people
- Founding Fathers: the politicians and scholars who wrote the Constitution
- Federalist Papers: a document written by Jay, Madison and Hamilton to support the Constitution
- Benjamin Franklin: the oldest member of the Constitutional Convention, who was also a US diplomat, author, and creator of the first Post Office and free libraries in America
65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
- The Constitution was written.
- The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.
66. When was the Constitution written?
67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
- (James) Madison
- (Alexander) Hamilton
- (John) Jay
68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
- U.S. diplomat
- oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
- first Postmaster General of the United States
- writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
- started the first free libraries
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
- the Constitution
2. What does the Constitution do?
- sets up the government
- defines the government
- protects basic rights of Americans
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
- We the People
4. What is an amendment?
- a change (to the Constitution)
- an addition (to the Constitution)
5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
- the Bill of Rights
6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
- petition the government
7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
- twenty-seven (27)
9. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
- freedom of expression
- freedom of speech
- freedom of assembly
- freedom to petition the government
- freedom of worship
- the right to bear arms
11. What is the economic system in the United States?
- capitalist economy
- market economy
12. What is the “rule of law”?
- Everyone must follow the law.
- Leaders must obey the law.
- Government must obey the law.
- No one is above the law.