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1

What stops one branch of the govt from becoming too powerful

Checks and balances, separation of powers

2

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

The 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 the 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 US Senators now?

Sherrod Brown

8

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435

9

We elect a U S Representative for how many years?

2

10

Name your US Representative?

Bill Johnson

11

Who does a US Senator represent?

All people of the state

12

Why do some states have more representatives then other states?

Because they have a larger 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 of the US 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?

The Vice President

18

If both the president and the vice-president can no longer serve then who becomes president?

The speaker of the house

19

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

The President

20

Who signs bills to become laws?

The President

21

Who Vetoes bills?

The President

22

What does the president's cabinet do?

Advises the president

23

What are two cabinet level positions?

Secretary of: Agriculture, commerce, defense, education, energy, Health and Human Services, homeland security, housing and urban development, interior, labor, state, transportation, treasury, veterans affairs, attorney general, Vice President

24

What does the judicial branch do?

Reviews laws, explains laws, resolves disputes, decides if a law goes 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 US now?

John Roberts

28

Under our constitution, some powers belong to e federal government? What is one power of the federal govt?

To print money, to declare war, to create an army, to make treaties.

29

Under our constitution some powers belong to the states. Name one power of the states?

Provide schooling and education, provide protection (police), provide safety (fire depts), give a driver's license, approve zoning and land use

30

Who is e Govenor of Ohio?

John Kasich

31

What is the capital of Ohio?

Columbus

32

What are the two major political parties in the US?

Democratic and Republican

33

What is the political party of the president now?

Democratic Party

34

What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

Paul D Ryan

35

Name one branch or part of the government.

Congress, legislative, president, executive, the courts, judicial