Amendment quiz

1st amendment

-freedom of speech
-freedom of religion, right to beleive whatever you want, govt. cant support or oppose religion
-free press (i can join any group and march)
-free assembly
-freedom of petition

2nd amendment

right to bear arms

3rd amendment

govt cant force us to house and feed soldiers

4th amendment

prevents govt from violating privacy searches and seizure(arrest) must be reasonable and usually have a warrent

5th amendment

No double jeopardy, no one can be tried for the same trial twice, right to remain silent when questioned

6th amendment

trials must be speedy and public, impartial jury, must inform defendent about all charges, defendents entitled to lawyers and witnesses

7th amendment

every lawsuit has a right to a jury

8th amendment

no cruel and unusual punishment

9th amendment

the list of rights in the constitution isnt complete, there might be other rights

10th amendment

reserves the powers to state and govt. if the power isnt given to natl. govt. federalism- dividing power between state and natl.

7 articles

1. Legislative Branch
2. Executive Branch
3. Judicial Branch
4. Relations among the states & w/ the National gov' ( what fed can do - states have to follow)
5. Amending Const.
6. The supremacy of the constitution
7. Ratifying Const.

legislative branch

the branch of government that makes the laws.

executive branch

the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws

judicial branch

The branch of government that interprets laws

amending constitution

Must pass by 2/3 of House and Senate OR 2/3 state legislatures in special convention THEN ? state legislatures or constitutional conventions

ratifying the constitution

ratification, or approval of the constitution


introduction to constitution, says purpose of govt. Americans expect their govt to defend justice and liberty and provide peace and safety from foreign enemies