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Why did the colonist fight the British?
- Because of high taxes
- taxation without representation
- british army stayed in their houses (hoarding)
Who makes federal laws?
- Congress, Senate, House of Representatives
- US or National Legislature
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
- Checks and Balances
- Separation of Powers
What is an Amendment?
- A change to the Constitution
- An addition to the Constitution
Who is one of your State's US Senators Now?
What are two cabinet level positions?
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Secretary of Defense
- Secretary of Energy
- Secretary of Homeland Security
Who was president during WW1
Name your US Representative
- Martin Heinrich
- Steve Pearce
- Ben Lujan
When was the Constitution Written?
What major event happened on 9/11
Terrorists attacked the United States
What is one responsibility that is only for United States Citizens
- Serve on a Jury
- Vote in a Federal Election
What is the Economic System in the United States
- Capitalist Economy
- Market Economy
What is one right or freedom fromt the 1st amendement?
How many amendements does the constitution have?
What are 2 rights in the Declaration of Independence?
- Pursuit of Happiness
What is the Rule of Law?
- Everyone must follow the Law
- Leaders must Obey the Law
- Government must obey the law
- Noone is above the Law
Name one Branch or part of the Government
- the Courts
What are the 2 parts of the US Congress
Senate & House of Representatives
What does the judicial branch do?
- Reviews laws
- Explains laws
- Resolves disputes
How many Justices are on the Supreme Court?
What is one Power of the Federal Government?
- To print money
- To declare war
What is one power of the state's
- Provide schooling and education
- Provide Safety police,fire department
Name one right only for united states citizens
- Vote in a federal election
- Run for federal office
What are two rights of eveyone living in the United States
- Freedom of Speech
- Feedom of Assembly
- Right to bare Arms
What are two ways that americans can participate in bare democracy
- Join a political party
- Help with a campaign
- Run for Office
- Write to a newspaper
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence
When was the declaration of Independence adopted
July 4th 1776
The federalist paper supported the passage of the US constitution. Name one of the writers
- James Madison
- Alexander Hamilton
- John Jay
What is 1 thing Benjamin franklin is famous for?
- US diplomat
- Oldest member of the Constitutional convention
- First Postmaster general of the US
Name one problem that led to the civil war
- Economic reason
- States rights
Who fought for women's rights, and civil rights?
Susan b Anthony
Who was President during the Great Depression and WWII
Who did the US fight in WWII