Flashcards in Citizen Test Deck (100):
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
- sets up the government
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
We Yhe People
What is an amendment!
A change or an addition of the constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the constitution?
Bill of Rights
What is one right or freedom from the first Amendment?
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Declare our independence
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
What is freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
What is the economic system in the United States?
What is the "rule of law"
Everyone must follow the law
Leader must obey the law
Name one branch or part of government
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful
Checks and balances
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
What are two parts of U.S. congress?
Senate and House
How many US senators are there
We elect a US senator for how many years
Who is one of your states US senators now?
The House of Representatives has how many voting members
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
Name your US representative
Who does a US senator represent
All people of state
Why do some states have more Represenatives than other states
They have more people
We elect a president for how many years
In what month do we vote for president
What is the name of President of the United States
Donald J Trump
What is the name of Vice President of the United States now
Michael R. Pence
If the president can no longer serve who becomes president
The Vice President
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer be president
The speaker of House
Who is the commander in Chief of the military
Who signs bills to become laws
Who vetoes bills
What does the President's cabinet do?
Advices the President
What are two Caninet level positions
Secretary of Agriculture
What does the judicial branch do?
What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal
To print money
Under our constitution some powers belong to the states
Provide schooling and education
Who is the governor of your state now?
What is the capital of your state?
What are the two major political parties in the United States?*
Democratic and republican
What is the political party of the president now?
What is the name of the speaker of the House of Representatives now?
Paul D. Ryan
There are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote? Describe
Citizens eighteen and older
You don't have to pay
What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
Serve on a jury
Vote in a federal election
Name one right only for United States citizens
Vote in a federal election
Run for federal office
What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
Freedom of expression
Freedom of speech
Freedom of assembly
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
the United States
What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
Give up loyalty to other countries
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President
18 or older
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
join a political party
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
When must all men register for the selective service?
At age 18
What is one reason colonies came to America?
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
People from Africa
Why did the colonists fight the British?
British army stayed in their house
They don't have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776
There was 13 original States? Name 3
What happened at the constitutional convention?
The constitution was written
The founding fathers wrote constitution
When was the constitution written?
The Federalist papers supported the passage of US constitution
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
Started the first free libraries
Who was the "Father of Our Country"?
Who was the first president?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
The Louisiana territory
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800's
War of 1812
Mexican American war
Spanish American war
Name the US war between the North and the South
The civil war
Name one problem that led to the Civil War
What was one important thing Abraham Lincoln did?
Freed the slaves
Led the United States during the Civil war
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed the slaves
Freed in confederacy
What did Susan B. Anthony do?
Fought for women's rights
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s
World war 1
World War II
Who was the President during World War I
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
Japan, Germany, and Italy
Before he was President Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
World War II
During the Cold War what was the main concern of the United States?
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?
Fought for civil rights
Worked for equality for all Americans
What major event happened on September 11, 2001 in the United States?
Terrorists attacked United States
Name one American Indian tribe in United States ?
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States
What ocean is on the West Coast of United States?
What ocean is on East Coast of United States?
Name one US territory
Name one state that borders Canada
Name one state that borders Mexico
What is the capital of United States?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
There were original colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
There are 50 States
What is the name of the national anthem?
Start spangled Banner
When do we celebrate Independence Day?