Questions

Although there may be other correct answers, you have to choose one of the given.

1. What is the supreme law of the land?

  • the Constitution

2. What does the Constitution do?

  • sets up the government
  • defines the government
  • protects basic rights of Americans

3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

  • We the People

4. What is an amendment?

  • a change to the Constitution
  • an addition to the Constitution

5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

  • the Bill of Rights

6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

  • speech
  • religion
  • assembly
  • press
  • petition the government

7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

  • Twenty-seven (27)

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

  • announced our independence from Great Britain
  • declared our independence from Great Britain
  • said that the United States is free from Great Britain

9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

  • life
  • liberty
  • pursuit of happiness

10. What is freedom of religion?

  • You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.