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Formation of American Government (Grade 7)

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Formation of American Government

What does the Constitution do?
  1. sets up the government
  2. defines the government
  3. protects basic rights of Americans
  4. all of the above
If it is not expressed in the Constitution, who has the power?
  1. The National Government
  2. The States
  3. The Supreme Court
  4. No one; everything is covered in the Constitution
The Bill of Rights consists of...
  1. the first 10 judicial decisions
  2. 20 civil arguments
  3. 26 constitutional amendments
  4. the first 10 amendments to the Constitution
What does the Bill of Rights protect?
  1. the Congress
  2. a citizen's individual rights
  3. the rights of animals
  4. popular sovereignty
The framers of the United States Constitution designed a system of checks and balances to
  1. share power between the states.
  2. make it difficult to amend the Constitution.
  3. make the Constitution the supreme law of the land.
  4. keep any one branch of government from becoming too powerful.
The three branches of government are:
  1. conservative, legislative, and executive
  2. judicial, legislative, and municipal
  3. judicial, municipal, and conservative
  4. judicial, executive, and legislative
The power of                  is an important judicial check on the legislative and executive branches of government.
  1. Judicial review
  2. Supreme review
  3. Federal Courts
  4. Local Government
The United States is a                         .
  1. representative democracy
  2. direct democracy
  3. limited democracy
  4. constitutional monarchy
The branch of government that carries out laws is
  1. Executive
  2. Electoral College
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
The lawmaking branch is
  1. Judicial
  2. Executive
  3. Legislative
  4. Electoral College
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