The Constitution
Fundamental Principles
Founding Documents
National Government
The Preamble
100

What is the first section of the Constitution called?

Preamble

100
What is a form of government where the citizens rule?
Democracy
100

Which document gave Englishmen basic rights and freedoms?

Magna Carta

100

Power of judicial review

Judicial

100

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

Rule of Law

200

Why is the Constitution known as the "Supreme Law of the Land?"

It is our country's highest law

200

What fundamental principle promises equality under the law?

Rule of Law

200
What document promised the rights of English citizens to the colonists?
Charters of the Virginia Company
200

Writes the laws

Legislative

200

What is the purpose of the Preamble?

Explains why the Constitution was written and the goals of government.

300

What is the main difference between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution?

AoC had weak central government. The Constitution has a strong central/national government.

300
What principle prohibits the government from putting you in jail without suspicion of criminal activity?
Limited Government
300
What document stated the colonists grievances against the King?
Declaration of Independence
300
Proposes legislation
Executive
300

What goal of the Preamble is fulfilled when the government spends money on the military?

Provide for the common defense

400

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

Minority

400

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

The people

400
What document created our nation's first government?
Articles of Confederation
400
Declares war
Legislative
400

What goal of the Preamble seeks to fix the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

To form a more perfect union

500

What is the meaning of "We the people" in the Constitution?

That the people are the source of all government power.

500
Electing public officeholders to conduct government on our behalf is what fundamental principle?
Representative Government
500
What document was a model for the U.S. Bill of Rights?
Virginia Declaration of Rights
500
Created by Article I of the Constitution
Legislative
500

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

"Promote the general welfare"

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