The Constitution Fundamental Principles Founding Documents National Government The Preamble

100

"We the People"
The Constitution begins with what three words?

100

Democracy
What is a form of government where the citizens rule?

100

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
What document promised freedom of religious belief and opinion in Virginia?

100

Judicial
Power of judicial review

100

Rule of Law
What fundamental principle is expressed with the phrase, "establish justice"?

200

national
Under the Constitution, the ___________ government is supreme.

200

Rule of Law
What fundamental principle promises equality under the law?

200

Charters of the Virginia Company
What document promised the rights of English citizens to the colonists?

200

Legislative
Writes the laws

200

Explains why the Constitution was written and the goals of government.
What is the purpose of the Preamble?

300

AoC had weak central government. The Constitution has a strong central/national government.
What is the main difference between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution?

300

Limited Government
What principle prohibits the government from putting you in jail without suspicion of criminal activity?

300

Declaration of Independence
What document stated the colonists grievances against the King?

300

Executive
Proposes legislation

300

Provide for the common defense
What goal of the Preamble is fulfilled when the government spends money on the military?

400

Minority
Under the Constitution, the majority rules, but the rights of the ________ are still protected.

400

The people
According to the Consent of the Governed principle, where does government get its powers from?

400

Articles of Confederation
What document created our nation's first government?

400

Legislative
Declares war

400

To form a more perfect union
What goal of the Preamble seeks to fix the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

500

That the people are the source of all government power.
What is the meaning of "We the people" in the Constitution?

500

Representative Government
Electing public officeholders to conduct government on our behalf is what fundamental principle?

500

Virginia Declaration of Rights
What document was a model for the U.S. Bill of Rights?

500

Legislative
Created by Article I of the Constitution

500

"Promote the general welfare"
What goal means that the government will try to do what is good for all people?

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