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Where do we find most rights that are guaranteed to Americans citizens?
In the Bill of Rights
Name a responsibitlity of an American citizen.
Obey the laws
Vote
Serve on a jury
Defend ones country
The 1st 10 amendments to the Constitution guarantee what?
individual rights
Who make up the United States Congress?
The House of Representatives and the Senate
Why are the Bill of Rights important today, 200 years after they were written?
They provide protection for each individual's rights.
Which branch of government enforces laws?
The executive branch
The Supreme Court of the United States represents which branch of government?
Judicial
Which of the following is not guaranteed by the Bill of Rights? speech, assembly, choice, religion
Choice
Name a check the executive branch (president) has over Congress.
veto power
The U.S. Congress is a group of people who make _________.
Laws
The United States is a democracy. In a democracy, __________ make the laws and run the government.
citizens
In a ___________ form of government citizens elect their leaders to represent them in making laws.
democracy
The U.S. Constitution establishes a federal system of government. This mean that ________ & _______ governments share powers.
states and central
Our country's 1st form of government was formed under the Articles of Confederation. Why did it not work well?
The people did not see themselves as a single nation.
What source would you use to learn what Interstae Highway goes from Savannah to Macon?
GA Road Map

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