This Wednesday will be our next Constitution Quiz covering the Preamble goals, articles of the Constitution, and principles of the Constitution. We’ve covered these on many levels – independent student reading and homework, notes in class, class discussions and activities, a “pop quiz” that acts as a study guide, and a review game. That’s quite a bit of work (over nearly 2 weeks of class) covering just 20 points to know, but this is the frame which our Constitution is laid upon. Very important stuff to know; failure to memorize, master it will make it very difficult to study the rest of the Constitution over the next 6 weeks. We’ll review study guides in class tomorrow – Tuesday 10/7 – and I’ll answer any questions students have.
Which Goal of the Preamble do you think matches each of these statements?
1. A Mexican-American hoping to gain equal rights and good job.
2. States giving up a law they would like passed to achieve unity.
3. The military executing an attack on a foreign enemy who has attacked us.
4. Somebody steals your car. The cops catch him, arrest him, and put him in jail.
5. The government creating a food pyramid to educate us about healthy foods.
6. Peace in your community and neighborhood.
Define the following Principles of the Constitution:
1. Separation of Powers:
2. Checks and Balances:
3. Popular Sovereignty:
5. Limited Government:
6. Individual Rights:
What does each Article of the Constitution cover?