25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states

(because of) the state’s population (because) they have more people (because) some states have more people The Founding Fathers wanted people in all states to be represented fairly. In the House of Representatives, a state’s population determines the number of representatives it has. In this way, states with many people have a stronger voice in […]

12. What is the “rule of law”?

What is the rule of law - Everyone must follow the law

Everyone must follow the law. Leaders must obey the law. Government must obey the law. No one is above the law. John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers and the second president of the United States. He wrote that our country is, “a government of laws, and not of men.” No person or group […]

1. What is the supreme law of the land?

What is the supreme law of the land

The Constitution The Founding Fathers of the United States wrote the Constitution in 1787. The Constitution is the “supreme law of the land.” The U.S. Constitution has lasted longer than any other country’s constitution. It establishes the basic principles of the United States government. The Constitution establishes a system of government called “representative democracy.” In […]