US citizenship

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US citizenship
2014-01-05 23:46:09

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  1. What is the supreme law of the land?
    the consititution
  2. What does the constitution do?
    • sets up the government
    • defines the government
    • protects basic rights of americans
  3. The idea of self-government is in the firs three words of the constitution. What are these words?
    We the people
  4. What is an amendment?
    • a change (to the constitution)
    • an addition (to the constitution)
  5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the constitution?
    the Bill of rights
  6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
    • speech
    • religion
    • assembly
    • press
    • petition the government
  7. How many amendments does the constitution have?
  8. What did the declaration of independence do?
    • announced our independence (from great britain)
    • declared our independence (from great britain)
    • said that the US is free (from great britain)
  9. What are two rights in the declaration of independence?
    • life
    • liberty
    • pursuit of happiness
  10. what is freedom of religion?
    you can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
  11. What is the economic system in the US?
    • Capitalist¬†
    • Market
  12. What is the "rule of law"?
    • Everyone must follow the law
    • leaders must obey the law
    • government must obey the law
    • no one is above the law
  13. Name one branch or part of the government?
    • congress
    • legislative
    • president
    • executive
    • the courts
    • judicial
  14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
    • checks and balances
    • separation of powers
  15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
    the president
  16. who makes federal law?
    • congress
    • senate and house (of representatives)
    • (US or national ) Legislature
  17. what are the two parts of the US congress?
    the senate and house (of representatives)
  18. how many US senators are there?
  19. We elect a US senator for how many years?
  20. Who is one of your state's US senators now?
    Barbara Boxer
  21. the house of representatives has how many voting members?
  22. we elect a US representative for how many years?
  23. name your US representative
    George Miller
  24. Who does a US senator represent?
    all the people of the state
  25. why do some states have more representatives?
    • the state's population
    • they have more people
    • some states have more people
  26. we elect a president for how many years?
  27. in what month do we vote for president?
  28. what is the name of the president of the US now?
    • Barack Obama
    • Obama
  29. what is the name of the Vice president of the US now?
    • Joseph R Biden, Jr
    • Joe Biden
    • Biden
  30. If the president can no longer serve, who becomes President?
    the vice president
  31. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
    the speaker of the house
  32. Who is the commander in chief of the military?
    the president
  33. who signs bills to become laws?
    the president
  34. who vetoes bills?
    the president
  35. what does the president's cabinet do?
    advises the President
  36. what are two cabinet level positions?
    • secretary of agriculture
    • secretary of commerce
    • secretary of defense
    • secretary of education
    • secretary of energy
    • secretary of health and human services
    • secretary of homeland security
  37. what does the judicial branch do?
    reviews laws
  38. what is the highest court in the US?
    the supreme court
  39. how many justices are on the supreme court?
  40. who is the chief justice of the US now?
    John Roberts
  41. Under our constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
    • to print money
    • to declare war
    • to create an army
    • to make treaties
  42. under our constitution, some powers belong to the states. what is one power of the states?
    provide schooling and education
  43. who is the governor of your state now?
    edmund brown
  44. What is the capital of your state?
  45. what are the two major political parties in the US?
    democratic and republican
  46. what is the political party of the president now?
  47. what is the name of the speaker of the house of representatives now?
    John Boehner
  48. THere are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote, describe one of them?
    citizens 18 and older can vote
  49. what is one responsibility that is only for US citizens?
    vote in a federal election
  50. name one right only for US citizens
    vote in a federal election
  51. what are two rights of everyone living in the US?
    • freedom of expression
    • freedom of speech
  52. what do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of allegiance?
    • the US
    • the flag
  53. what is one promise you make when you become a US citizen?
    give up loyalty to other countries
  54. how old do citizens have to be to vote for president?
    18 and older
  55. what are two ways that americans can participate in their democracy?
    • vote
    • join a political party
    • help with a campaign
    • join a civic group
    • join a community group
    • give an elected official your opinion on an issue
    • call senators and representatives
    • publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
  56. what is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
    april 15
  57. when must all me register for the selective service?
  58. what is one reason colonists came to america?
  59. who lived in america before the europeans arrived?
    native americans
  60. what group of people was taken to america and sold as slaves?
  61. why did the colonists fight the british?
    because of high taxes
  62. who wrote the declaration of independence?
    Thomas Jefferson
  63. when was the declaration of independence adopted?
    July 4, 1776
  64. There were 13 original states. Name 3.
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
  65. what happened at the constitutional convention?
    the constitution was written
  66. what was the constitution written?
  67. The federalist papers supported the passage of the US constitution. Name one of the writers.
    John Jay
  68. what is one thing benjamin franklin is famous for?
    US diplomat
  69. who is the "father of our country"
  70. who is was the first president?
  71. what territory did the US buy from France in 1803?
  72. Name one war fought by the US in the 1800s.
    civil war
  73. name the US war between the north and the south
    civil war
  74. name on problem that led to the civil war
  75. what was one important thing that abraham lincoln did?
    freed the slaves
  76. what did the emancipation proclamation do?
    freed the slaves
  77. what did Susan B anthony do?
    fought for women's rights
  78. name one war fought by the US in the 1900s.
  79. who was president during WW1?
    Woodrow Wilson
  80. who was president during the great depression and WW2?
    Franklin roosevelt
  81. Who did the US fight in WW2?
    Japan, Germany, and Italy
  82. Before hes was president, Eisenhower was a general. What are was he in?
  83. During the cold war what was the main concern of the US?
  84. what movement drited to end racial descrimination?
    civil rights
  85. what did martin luther king Jr do?
    fought for civil rights
  86. what major event happened on September 11, 2001 in the US?
    Terrorists attacked the US
  87. name on american indian tribe n the US.
  88. name one of the two longest rivers in the US
  89. what ocean is on the west coast of the US?
  90. what ocean is on the east coast of the US
  91. name one US territory.
  92. name on state that borders canada.
  93. name one state that borders Mexico.
  94. what is the capital of the US?
    Washington, DC
  95. Where is the statue of liberty?
    New York
  96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
    13 original colonies
  97. why does the flag have 50 stars?
    50 states
  98. what is the name of the national anthem?
    the star-spangles banner
  99. when do we celebrate independence day?
    July 4
  100. name two national US holidays.
    • Christmas
    • New Year's day