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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
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
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
What are the 2 parts of the US Congress
Senate & House of Representatives
What does the judicial branch do?
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
What is 1 thing Benjamin franklin is famous for?
Oldest member of the Constitutional convention
First Postmaster general of the US
Name one problem that led to the civil war
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