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What is the supreme law of the land?
a) The Constitution
b) The Declaration of Independence
c) The Supreme Court
d) The Congress

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
a) These truths are
b) We the People
c) We have decided
d) To promote liberty

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Consitution?
a) The Declaration of Independence
b) The Bill of Freedoms
c) The Bill of Rights
d) The Freedom Act

The document that said that the United States is free and that all people are created equal is called
a) The Constitution
b) The Bill of Rights
c) The Federalist Papers
d) The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence lists three rights that are for everyone. What are they?
a) Religion, speech, and the right to bear arms
b) Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
c) Life, religion, and freedom
d) Freedom, prosperity, and representation

What is the economic system in the United States?
a) Capitalism or market economy
b) Socialism
c) Communism
d) Mixed economy

The 'rule of law' means that
a) The law is always right
b) The President is always right
c) The people must follow the law, but not the government
d) Everyone must follow the law

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
a) The President
b) The Congress
c) Checks and balances, or separation of power
d) Voting

Freedom of speech, religious freedom, and the freedom to petition the government applies to which group of people?
a) Only legal citizens of the United States
b) Only natural-born citizens of the United States
c) Only permanent residents of the United States
d) Everyone living in the United States

Who can vote in a federal election?
a) Any citizen who is 21 and older
b) Any male citizen
c) Any citizen who is 18 and older
d) Any citizen who pays taxes

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