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In order for a national convention to be called to amend the constitution, action must be taken by state legislatures and the U.S. congress.
One way to amend the constitution is if ¾ of state legislatures vote to change it.
The bill of rights addresses individual rights.
The right to a speedy trial was not guaranteed by the original constitution.
The right to free speech is guaranteed in the 1st amendment.
The government can collect income tax because of the 16th amendment.
Judicial interpretation would be a part of the Judicial branch of government.
Congress passing a law is an example of the legislative branch of government.
The idea (principle) of Judicial review was established in 1803.
Judicial interpretation allows the supreme court to apply modern day cases to the constitution.
The cabinet advises the president.
President Roosevelt’s stay in office led to the 22nd amendment.
Under the constitution, the electoral college elects the president.
The purpose of the preamble is to give an introduction to the constitution.
A treaty negotiated by the president and approved by congress is an example of the checks and balances system.
The phrase, “to form a perfect union” is talking about the relationship between the states.
A presidential veto is a check on the power of the legislative branch.
The phrase, “we the people” relates to the power that the citizens have.
The people electing other to represent them is a characteristic of a republican form of government.
Voting rights injustices was not mentioned in the first 10 amendments.
The candidate with the most popular votes might not be the new president.
The ability to amend the constitution has helped it last for over 200 years.
  Dividing the duties of government describes the principle of separation of powers.
Political parties are not addressed in the constitution.
Since 1789, only 27 amendments have been ratified.
There are 9 supreme court justices, and they are appointed for life.
The first amendment protects specific individual freedoms.
Congressional elections operate on a “winner takes all” system.