Flashcards in Citizenship Interview Questions Deck (100)
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the constitution do?
sets up the government
defines the government
protects basic rights of Americans
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the constitution. What are these words?
We the People
What is an amendment
a change or an addition to the Constitution
What do we call the first ten 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 the Great Britain
declared our independence from the Great Britain
said that the United States is free from the Great Britain
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?
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.
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?
Congress (senate & hose of rep)
What are the TWO parts of the U.S. Congress?
and the House of Representatives
How many U.S. senators are there?
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now?
Who does a U.S. Senator Represent?
all people of the state
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
because of the state's population
Name your U.S. representative.
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
We elect a President for how many years?
In what month do we vote for President?
What is the name of the President of the United States now?
Donald J. Trump
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?