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1

What is the supreme law of the land?

The constitution

2

What does the Constitution do?

- sets up the government

3

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

We Yhe People

4

What is an amendment!

A change or an addition of the constitution

5

What do we call the first ten amendments to the constitution?

Bill of Rights

6

What is one right or freedom from the first Amendment?

Speech
Religion
Assembly

7

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

8

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Declare our independence

9

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Life
Liberty

10

What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.

11

What is the economic system in the United States?

Capitalist economy

12

What is the "rule of law"

Everyone must follow the law
Leader must obey the law

13

Name one branch or part of government

President
Judicial
Congress

14

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful

Checks and balances

15

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

The president

16

Who makes federal laws?

Congress

17

What are two parts of U.S. congress?

Senate and House

18

How many US senators are there

100

19

We elect a US senator for how many years

6

20

Who is one of your states US senators now?

Brown Back

21

The House of Representatives has how many voting members

435

22

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

2

23

Name your US representative

Brown back

24

Who does a US senator represent

All people of state

25

Why do some states have more Represenatives than other states

They have more people

26

We elect a president for how many years

4 years

27

In what month do we vote for president

November

28

What is the name of President of the United States

Donald J Trump

29

What is the name of Vice President of the United States now

Michael R. Pence

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 be president

The speaker of 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?

Advices the President

36

What are two Caninet level positions

Secretary of Agriculture

37

What does the judicial branch do?

Reviews laws

38

What is the highest court in the United States?

The Supreme Court

39

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

9

40

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States 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
Declare war

42

Under our constitution some powers belong to the states

Provide schooling and education
Provide protection

43

Who is the governor of your state now?

Isdk

44

What is the capital of your state?

Topeka

45

What are the two major political parties in the United States?*

Democratic and republican

46

What is the political party of the president now?

Republican Party

47

What is the name of the speaker of the House of Representatives now?

Paul D. Ryan

48

There are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote? Describe

Citizens eighteen and older
You don't have to pay

49

What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?

Serve on a jury
Vote in a federal election

50

Name one right only for United States citizens

Vote in a federal election
Run for federal office

51

What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

Freedom of expression
Freedom of speech
Freedom of assembly

52

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

the United States
The flag

53

What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

Give up loyalty to other countries

54

How old do citizens have to be to vote for President

18 or older

55

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

Vote
join a political party

56

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

April 15

57

When must all men register for the selective service?

At age 18
Between 18-26

58

What is one reason colonies came to America?

Freedom
Political liberty
Religious freedom

59

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

American Americans
Native Americans

60

What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans
People from Africa

61

Why did the colonists fight the British?

High taxes
British army stayed in their house
They don't have self-government

62

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

63

When was the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

64

There was 13 original States? Name 3

New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New York
New Jersey

65

What happened at the constitutional convention?

The constitution was written
The founding fathers wrote constitution

66

When was the constitution written?

1787

67

The Federalist papers supported the passage of US constitution

James Madison
John Jay

68

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

US diploma
Started the first free libraries

69

Who was the "Father of Our Country"?

George Washington

70

Who was the first president?

George Washington

71

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

The Louisiana territory

72

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800's

War of 1812
Mexican American war
Civil War
Spanish American war

73

Name the US war between the North and the South

The civil war

74

Name one problem that led to the Civil War

Slavery
Economic reasons

75

What was one important thing Abraham Lincoln did?

Freed the slaves
Led the United States during the Civil war

76

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

Freed the slaves
Freed in confederacy

77

What did Susan B. Anthony do?

Fought for women's rights

78

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s

World war 1
World War II
Korean War

79

Who was the President during World War I

Woodrow Wilson

80

Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

Franklin Roosevelt

81

Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Japan, Germany, and Italy

82

Before he was President Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

World War II

83

During the Cold War what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism

84

What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Civil rights

85

What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?

Fought for civil rights
Worked for equality for all Americans

86

What major event happened on September 11, 2001 in the United States?

Terrorists attacked United States

87

Name one American Indian tribe in United States ?

Cherokee
Navajo
Creek
Blackfeet

88

Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States

Missouri River

89

What ocean is on the West Coast of United States?

Pacific Ocean

90

What ocean is on East Coast of United States?

Atlantic Ocean

91

Name one US territory

Puerto Rico
Guam

92

Name one state that borders Canada

Maine
New Hampshire
New York

93

Name one state that borders Mexico

California
Arizona
New Mexico

94

What is the capital of United States?

Washington D.C

95

Where is the Statue of Liberty?

New York

96

Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

There were original colonies

97

Why does the flag have 50 stars?

There are 50 States

98

What is the name of the national anthem?

Start spangled Banner

99

When do we celebrate Independence Day?

July 4

100

Name two national US holidays

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Christmas