The Constitution
Fundamental Principles
Founding Documents
National Government
The Preamble

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

Power of judicial review
Judicial

100

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

200

Under the Constitution, the ___________ government is supreme.
national

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"