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1

Who are the current California Senators?

Kamala Harris (D)
Dianne Feinstein (D)

2

Who is your U.S. Representative?

Duncan Hunter (R) 50th district

3

Who is the Governor of California?

Gavin Newsom (D)

4

Who is the speaker of the house of representatives?

Nancy Pelosi (D)

5

What is the supreme law of the land?

The Constitution

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What does the Constitution do?

* setup up the government
* defines the government
* protects basic rights of Americans

7

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

We the people

8

What is an amendment?

* a change to the constitution
* an addition to the constitution

9

What do we call the first 10 amendments to the constitution?

the Bill of Rights

10

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

* speech
* religion
* assembly
* press
* petition the government

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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

12

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

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What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

* life
* liberty
* pursuit of happiness

14

What is freedom of religion?

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

15

What is the economic system in the United States

* capitalist economy
* market economy

16

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

17

Name one branch or part of the government?

* Congress
* legislative
* President
* executive
* the courts
* judicial

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What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

* checks and balances
* separation of powers

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Who is in charge of the executive branch?

the president

20

Who makes the federal laws?

* Congress
* Senate and House of Representatives
* (U.S. or national) legislature

21

What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?

* the Senate and the House of Representatives

22

How many U.S. Senators are there?

100

23

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

6

24

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435

25

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

2

26

Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

all of the people of the state

27

Why do some states have more representatives than others states?

population

28

We elect a President for how many years?

4

29

What month do we vote for President?

November

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What is the name of the President of the United States ?

Donald J. Trump