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Almost Painless Guide to the U.S. Constitution - Homework

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.


The Constitution is the set of rules or guidelines that organizes our government.


A constitutional government limits the powers of the government.


In a federal system of government, the federal government shares power and responsibility with the states.


The name given to the indivdiuals who created the Constituion is the “Founding Fathers” or the framers.


There are only ten amendment to the constitution.

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.


The first ten amendment to the Constitution are called
the “Preamble.”
the “Bill of Rights.”
The following is the “Preamble” to the Constitution.   Read it, and then complete the questions.
“We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”


Based on the Preamble, what is the purpose of the constitution of the United States?
To insure that the President has the ultimate authority in the government.
To insure that the federal government has more power then the individiual states.
To insure that the people of the United States are the most important part of our country.
To insure that no dictator ever governs our country.


The Constitution can only be changed if
the President makes the change.
the Supreme Court declares a new law legal.
congress passes a law.
three-fourths of the states approve an amendment.

Multiple Response
Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement or answer the question.


Which of the following are methods used to establish they system of checks and balances? Choose all that apply.
two-thirds override
appointment of justices
constitutionlity of laws


Which of the following statements best define the “Bill of Rights?”  Choose all that apply.
It establishes the basic rights of all citizens.
It establishes the military within our federal government.
It gives the government the ability to limit the rights of citizens.
It protects specific rights, such as the freedom of religion and speech

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