Flashcards in Citizenship Deck (99)
Who are the current California Senators?
Kamala Harris (D)
Dianne Feinstein (D)
Who is your U.S. Representative?
Duncan Hunter (R) 50th district
Who is the Governor of California?
Gavin Newsom (D)
Who is the speaker of the house of representatives?
Nancy Pelosi (D)
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
* setup up the government
* defines the government
* protects basic rights of Americans
The idea of self-government is the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
We the people
What is an amendment?
* a change to the constitution
* an addition to the constitution
What do we call the first 10 amendments to the constitution?
the Bill of Rights
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
* petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
* announced our independence from Great Britain
* declared out independence from Great Britain
* said that the United Stats is free from Great Britian
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
* pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
What is the economic system in the United States
* capitalist economy
* market economy
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
Name one branch or part of the government?
* the courts
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
* checks and balances
* separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes the federal laws?
* Senate and House of Representatives
* (U.S. or national) legislature
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
* the Senate and the House of Representatives
How many U.S. Senators are there?
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect a U.S. representative for how many years?
Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
all of the people of the state
Why do some states have more representatives than others states?
We elect a President for how many years?
What month do we vote for President?