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You are not automatically an American citizen if you were

In the country for 5 years

1

A naturalized citizen cannot

Become president

2

"Consent of the governed" gives power to

Citizens

3

An alien has

Some of the rights of citizens

4

Once you are a citizen, you can

• decide to give up citizenship
• have citizenship taken away
• remain a citizen for life

5

Our rights as American citizens are based on our

Beliefs and values

6

Duties of citizens of the United States include

• defending the nation
• obeying the laws
• serving on a jury or as a witness

7

Unlike our duties as citizens, our responsibilities are

Voluntary

8

Voluntary

You choose to do it

9

Right

It's a privilege

10

Responsibility

You should do it but you don't have to

11

Duty

You must do it

12

Contributing to the common God means acting in ways that

Make our nation a good place for us all to live

13

Which is both a right and a responsibility of a citizen

Voting

14

A state's lieutenant governor can best be compared with the

Vice President

15

If you do not want spent store built next to your home, you should check to see if your city has

Zoning laws

16

The service that local governments spend the most money on is

Education

17

The constitution gives power to

States

18

You are legally an American citizen of you were

• under 18 when parents were naturalized
• naturalized
• born in the US or its territories

19

Citizens have the power to

Decide what government will and will not do

20

Which is not one of our rights as citizens

Paying taxes

21

Obeying laws and defending the nation are examples of

Duties

22

In most criminal trials, the final decision about innocence or guilt is made by a

Jury of peers

23

The first amendment protects

Individual freedoms

24

The tenth amendment says that power to the Constitution does not mention

The belong to the states or the people

25

How many individual freedoms does the 1st amendment protect

5

26

The fourth amendment protects citizens from

UNreasonable searched and seizures

27

Accused persons have a right to

• be tried by jury
• put up bail
• remain silent

28

A member of congress is primarily responsible to

The people he or she represents (constituents)

29

The most important job of congress is

Making laws

30

Congress is made up of

Representatives and senators

31

Examples of powers of congress

• regulate commerce
• borrow money
• declare war

32

A writ of have as corpus

Brings someone to court

33

The powers of congress are limited by

• the president's veto
• Supreme Court decisions
• the constitution

34

How many presidents have been impeached or convicted

None

35

Which is true of events that can occur after the president vetoes a bill

Congress can override by a two-thirds vote

36

The most powerful member of the House of Representatives is the

Speaker of the house

37

A filibuster can occur

Only in the senate

38

Which is not a way to stop a nil from becoming a law

Report

39

Presenting the state of the Union message to congress shows the presidents

Legislative powers

40

Which is the best example of a president's judicial powers

Choose a Supreme Court justice

41

Which executive department carries out foreign policy

Department of state

42

According to the constitution, the Vice President

Presides over the senate

43

The department oh homeland security was created

After terrorists attacks in 2001

44

Which is an advantage of presidents being able to act on their own

They may act swiftly in times of crisis

45

What was the effect of president Jefferson's buying the Louisiana Purchase

Doubled the size of the United States

46

What was the effect of Nixon refusing to turn over the watergate tapes

Nixon resigned

47

Checks and balances help to ensure that the government

Acts in the citizens best interests

48

The president has the power to

Carry out laws

49

Congress checks the power of the president by

Approving many presidential decisions and appointments

50

Who is the most important representative of the United States in relations with the other nations

President

51

Which is NOT a part of the president's job

Introduce bills into congress

52

Both sides in a court case are called the

Parties

53

Who is the defendant in this case: the People oft the State of Florida v. Jones

Jones

54

Which courts are the workhorses of the federal court system

District courts

55

Unlike legislators, the federal judges should

Be impartial

56

Which best describes the U.S. Supreme Court

The highest court in the land

57

How does the Supreme Court decide which cases to hear

Heard cases about Constitutional issues

58

How can a precedent help a judge make a decision

The judge may find an earlier court case similar to the current case

59

States may get money by

• collecting various taxes
• selling bonds
• receiving federal grants

60

Which is not an example of an executive agency

Department of the Judiciary

61

The top officials in the nation and a state

President and a governor