Forms of Government
Bill of Rights p.1
Bill of Rights p.2
Important Vocabulary
Requirements for Office

100

The absence of any laws or leaders. There is no government.
What is anarchy

100

This amendment says that you have the freedom to bear arms.
What is the SECOND amendment.

100

This amendment says that the government can not search your things without your permission.
What is the FOURTH amendment?

100

A change or addition to the Constitution.
What is an amendment?

100

To run for president, you must be at least this age.
What is 35 years old?

200

The earliest form of democracy. Each citizen has a say on every decision that has to be made.
What is Direct Democracy

200

This amendment says that you have the freedom to sue anyone that owes you money.
What is the SEVENTH amendment?

200

This amendment says that the government can not use punishments that are "cruel" or "unusual".
What is the EIGTH amendment?

200

Special permission from a judge that allows the government to search your property.
What is a warrant?

200

To run for the senate, you must be an American citizen for at least this many years.
What is 9 years?

300

Citizens elect leaders who make decisions on their behalf.
What is Representative Democracy

300

This amendment says that you have the right to a trial by jury (if accused of a crime) and you never have to testify against yourself.
What is the FIFTH amendment?

300

This amendment says that the government can not force you to house soldiers.
What is the THIRD amendment?

300

These are people, similar to ambassadors, who meet with leaders from other countries to maintain our friendships around the world.
What is a diplomat?

300

This is the person who nominates supreme court justices when a position comes available.
What is the President?

400

One leader has all the power. He/she took power by force and keeps power through fear.
What is a Dictatorship

400

This amendment says that the Bill of Rights is not a complete list of all your rights. You do have others that aren't listed here.
What is the NINTH amendment.

400

This amendment gives you the right to a lawyer and to a "speedy trial" (you can't be forced to wait a long time for your trial).
What is the SIXTH amendment?

400

This term means that you were born in the United States (a requirement to run for president).
What is a natural born citizen?

400

This is how we decide how many representatives each state gets in the House of Representatives.
What is IT'S BASED ON POPULATION?

500

The religious leaders have all the power.
What is a Theocracy

500

These are the 5 freedoms given to you in the first amendment.
What is the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and to petition.

500

This amendment says that the United States government can only do the few things listed in the Constitution. Every other decision is left up to the states.
What is the TENTH amendment.

500

This is the legal term saying that you can not be charged twice for the same crime.
What is NO DOUBLE JEOPARDY?

500

To be eligible to serve as a supreme court justice, you must be at least this old.
What is THERE IS NO AGE REQUIREMENT?