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U.S History Test 1

Question Answer
1st amendment Freedom of religion
2nd amendment The right or freedom to bear arms
4th amendment Unlawful search of property without a warrant
5th amendment The right to have a court day with a judge
6th amendment Guarantees the person to have a fair & speedy trial
7th amendment Guarantees a jury trial for civil cases in the federal courts
8th amendment Excessive bail is not permitted nor cruel punishment
10th amendment Any power that is not given to the federal government is given to the people or the states.
Federalism Distribution of power in an organization
Anti-Federalism Person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
Separation of powers Act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
Popular sovereignty People's rule, is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people
Checks & balances Counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated
Republicanism Supports republican system in the government
Articles of confederation The first written constitution of the United States
Alexis de tocqueville French diplomat & political scientist

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