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Name one branch of part of the government.

- Congress
- legislative
- judicial
- executive
- the courts
- President

1

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

- Checks and balances
- Separation of powers

2

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

President

3

Who makes federal laws?

- Congress
- Senate and House of Representatives
- US or national legislature

4

What are the two parts of the US Congress?

The Senate and House of Representatives

5

How many US Senators are there?

100

6

We elect a US Senator for how many years?

6

7

Who is one of your state's U.S Senators now? (California)

Barbara Boxer

8

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435

9

We elect a U.S Representative for how long?

2

10

Name your U.S Representative.

Loretta Sanchez

11

Who does a U.S Senator represent?

All people of the state

12

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

- Because of the state's population

13

We elect a President for how many years?

4

14

In what month do we vote for President?

November

15

What is the name of the President now?

Barack Obama

16

What is the name of the Vice President now?

Joe Biden

17

If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Vice President

18

If both the President and Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

The Speaker of the House

19

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

President

20

Who signs the bills to become laws?

President

21

Who vetoes bills?

President

22

What does the President's Cabinet do?

Advises the President

23

What are two Cabinet-level positions?

- Secretary of Agriculture
- Secretary of Commerce

24

What does the judicial branch do?

- Reviews laws
- Explains laws
- Resolves disputes
- Decides if a law is against the Constitution

25

What is the highest court in the United States?

The Supreme Court

26

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

9

27

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

John Roberts

28

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

- To print money
- To declare war

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Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

- Provide schooling and education