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NAME__________________________PER___ Mr. Lua Government Y-5

GOVERNMENT UNIT GUIDE Purpose Of Governments & The U.S. Constitution
BELLRINGER SCORE_______ NOTES SCORE_______ BINDER SCORE _______________________
Class Website: www.teacherweb.com/ca/whs/lua Mr. Lua’s E-mail : MRLUAETIWANDA@yahoo.com
What Should Be In Your Folder For This Unit?

Unit Guide (this paper)

Bellringers A through K

Notes #1-3 (My typed Notes)



Notes #1-3 (Checkpoints + 5 underlined words)

Vocabulary Terms For This Unit

  1. Government

  2. Public Policies

  3. Power

  4. Legislative Power

  5. Executive Power

  6. Judicial Power

  7. State

  8. Homogeneous

  9. Sovereign

  10. Force Theory

  11. Evolutionary Theory

  12. Divine Right Theory

  13. Thomas Hobbes

  14. John Locke

  15. U.S. Constitution

  16. The Preamble

  17. Form a more perfect union

  18. Establish Justice

  19. Insure domestic tranquility

  20. Provide for common defense

  21. Promote the general welfare

  22. Secure the blessings of liberty

  23. Articles

  24. Supremacy Clause

  25. Amendments

  26. Bill of Rights (appears in both Notes 1 & 3)

  27. Popular Sovereignty

  28. Divine Right

  29. Consent of the governed

  30. Limited Government

  31. Rule of law

  32. Separation of Powers

  33. Legislative Branch

  34. Executive Branch

  35. Judicial branch

  36. Checks & Balances

  37. Federalism

  38. Representative Democracy

  39. Direct Democracy

  40. Individual Rights

  41. Formal Amendments

  42. Informal Amendments

  43. Propose

  44. Ratify

  45. Congress

  46. State Legislature

  47. State Conventions

  48. What are two major methods for FORMALLY CHANGING the U.S. Const?

  49. 1st Amendment

  50. Freedom of Religion

  51. Freedom of speech

  52. Freedom of the press

  53. Freedom to Associate

  54. Freedom to Petition

  55. 2nd Amendment

  56. 4th Amendment

  57. What are 6 major methods for INFORMALLY CHANGING the U.S. Const?

  58. Judicial Review

  59. Political Parties

  60. 22nd Amendment

  61. 25th Amendment

1) Explain the difference between the “The Preamble” and the various Amendments that are located in the U.S. Constitution. Full credit will require the use of specific examples. (Notes #2)
2) Briefly LIST and EXPLAIN the 7 major “Principles” that help shape & guide the U.S. Constitution and the American system of government. (Notes #2)
3) What is government and why are they needed?


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