– Answer Key

Answer Key to Do You Know Your Constitution & Bill of Rights?

1. Who is the President of the United States?
George Bush

2. Who is the Governor of Michigan?
Jennifer Granholm

3/4. Name the two U.S. Senators from Michigan:
Carl Levin & Debbie Stabenow

5. How many members of Congress are  in the U.S. House of Representatives?
435

6. Name the 3 branches of the U.S. government:
Legislative, Executive & Judicial (Art. I, II, III)_

7. What is the United States Constitution?(brief)
The written framework of government–oldest in the world_

8. How many articles are in the Constitution?
Seven

9. What happened on September 17, 1787?
Constitution signed

10. Who really wrote the Constitution?
Jacob Shallus

11. Which state, of the original 13, did not attend?
Rhode Island

12. How many names are on the Constitution?
40

13. Name the delegate who had his name signed by another delegate:
John Dickinson, Del., signed by George Read

14. What is the Bill of Rights?(brief)
1st 10 Amendments

15. Which 3 of the original 13 states did not ratify the Bill of Rights before they took
effect on December 15, 1791?
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia

16. Who was the “Father of the Bill of Rights”?
James Madison

17. What are the 5 basic freedoms cited in the First Amendment?
speech, press, religion, assembly, petition

18. In 1789, how many amendments were submitted to the states by Congress?
12

19. How many amendments have been added to the Constitution?
27, as of May 18, 1992, when the Michigan legislature OK’s the “Madison Amendment” preventing salary increases for Members of Congress until after an ensuing election.)

20. Where would you go to see an original copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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