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13. Name one branch or part of the government?

- congress
- legislative
- President
- executive
- the courts
- Judicial

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14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

-checks and balances
- separation of powers

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15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

The President

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16. Who makes federal laws

- congress
- Senate and House (of Representatives)
- (U. S. Or national)legislature

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17. What are two parts of the U.S. congress?

The Senate and House ( of Representatives)

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18. How many U.S. Senators are there?

- one hundred (100)

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19. We elect a U.S senator for how many years?

Six (6)

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20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?

Dianne Feinstein (d)
Kamala Harris (d)

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21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

Four hundred thirty five (435)

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22. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

Two (2)

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23. Name your U. S. Representative?

Mike Thompson

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24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

All people of the state

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25. Why does 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

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26. We elect a President for how many years?

(Four) 4

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27. In what month do we vote for President?

November

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28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?

Donald Trump

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29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

Michael Pence

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30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

The Vice President

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31. If Both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

The Speaker of the House

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32. Who is the commander in Chief of the military?

The President

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33. Who signs the bills to become laws?

The President

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34. Who vetoes bills?

The President

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35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?

Advises the President

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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
-secretary of housing and urban development
- secretary of the interior
- Secretary of labor
- secretary of state
- Secretary of transportation

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37. What does the judicial branch do?

- review laws
- explains laws
- resolved disputes (disagreements)
- decides if a law goes against the constitution

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38. What is the highest court in the United States?

The Supreme Court

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39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

Nine (9)

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40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

John Roberts

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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

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42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

- provide schooling and education
- provide protection (police)
- provide safety (fire departments)
- give a driver’s license
- approve zoning and land use

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43. Who is the governor of your state?

Jerry Brown

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44. What is the capital of your state?

Sacramento

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45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?

Democratic and Republic

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46. What is the political party of the President now?

Republican (party)

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47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

Paul Ryan