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1

Name one branch or part of the government.

▪ Congress
▪ legislative
▪ President
▪ executive
▪ the courts
▪ judicial

2

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

▪ checks and balances
▪ separation of powers

3

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

▪ the President

4

Who makes federal laws?

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

5

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

▪ the Senate and House (of Representatives)

6

Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

▪ all people of the state

7

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

▪ (because of) the state’s population
▪ (because) they have more people
▪ (because) some states have more people

8

We elect a President for how many years?

▪ four (4)

9

In what month do we vote for President?

▪ November

10

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

▪ Donald Trump

11

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

▪ Mike Pence

12

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

▪ the Vice President

13

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

▪ the Speaker of the House

14

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

▪ the President

15

Who signs bills to become laws?

▪ the President

16

Who vetoes bills?

▪ the President

17

What does the President’s Cabinet do?

▪ advises the President

18

How many U.S. Senators are there?

▪ one hundred (100)

19

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

▪ six (6)

20

Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?

▪Bob Menendez

21

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

▪ 435

22

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

▪2

23

Name your U.S. Representative.

▪ Tom Malinowski

24

Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

▪ all people of the state

25

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

▪ (because of) the state’s population
▪ (because) they have more people
▪ (because) some states have more people

26

We elect a President for how many years?

▪ 4

27

In what month do we vote for President?

▪ November

28

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

▪ The President

29

Who signs bills to become laws?

▪ The President

30

Who vetoes bills?

▪ The President