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Constitution Week spotlight

| September 23, 2022 1:05 AM

The U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest constitution still in active use in the world today. With just over 4,400 words, it is the cornerstone of our freedoms, written to protect every American from the abuse of power by the government.

As we conclude our celebration of Constitution Week, let’s resolve to be better informed and responsible citizens. Read the U.S. Constitution.

Do you know?

1) Who has the power to bring impeachment charges against federal officials?

a. Senate

b. House of Representatives

c. Supreme Court

2) If the President and Vice President both die or are incapacitated, who becomes the acting U.S. president?

a. President pro tempore of the Senate

b. Secretary of State

c. Speaker of the House of Representatives

3) How often does the word “democracy” appear in the U.S. Constitution?

a. 10

b. 17

c. 0

This Constitution Week Spotlight is provided by Lt. George Farragut Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information about DAR, please visit the chapter’s website at

Answers: 1. b. (House of Representatives); 2. c. (Speaker of the House of Representatives); 3. c. (0)

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