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1

What is the supreme law of the land?

The Constitution

2

What does the Constitution do?

Sets up the government

Defines the government

Protects basic rights of Americans

3

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

We the people

4

What is an amendment

A change to the Constitution

An addition to the Constitution

5

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights

6

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

Speech
Religion
Assembly
Press
Petition the government

7

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

8

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Announced our independence (from Great Britain)

Declared our independence (from Great Britain)

Said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)

9

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Life

Liberty

Pursuit of happiness

10

What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.

11

What is the economic system in the United States?

Capitalist economy

Market economy

12

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.

13

Name one branch or part of the government.

Congress
Legislative
President
Executive
The courts
Judicial

14

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

Checks and balances

Separation of powers

15

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

The President

16

Who makes federal laws?

Congress

Senate and House (of Representatives)

(U S or national) legislature

17

What are the two parts of the U S Congress?

The Senate and House (of Representatives)

18

How many U S Senators are there?

100

19

We elect a U S Senator for how many years?

6

20

Who is one of your state's U S Senator's now?

Pat Roberts

Jerry Moran

21

The House of Representatives has how may voting members?

435

22

We elect a U S Representative for how may years?

2

23

Name your U S Representative

Roger Marshall

24

Who does a U S Senator represent?

All the 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

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

Donald Trump

29

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

Mike Pence

30

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

The Vice President

31

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

The Speaker of the House

32

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

The President

33

Who signs bills to become laws?

The President

34

Who vetoes bills?

The President

35

What does the President's Cabinet do?

Advises the President

36

What are two cabinet level positions?

Secretary of Agriculture. Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Commerce. Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense. Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Education Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Energy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of Health and Human Services. Attorney General
Secretary of Homeland Security. Vice President
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of the Interior

37

What does the judicial branch do?

Reviews laws

Explains laws

Resolves disagreements

Decides if a law goes against the Constitution

38

What is the highest court in the United States?

The Supreme Court

39

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

9

40

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

John Roberts

41

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

To print money

To declare war

To create an army

To make treaties

42

Who is the governor of your state now?

Sam Brownback

43

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

Provide schooling and education

Provide protection (police)

Provide safety (fire department)

Give a driver's license

Approve zoning and land use

44

What is the capital of your state?

Topeka

45

What are the two major political parties in the United States?

Democratic and Republican

46

What is the political party of the President now?

Republican

47

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

Paul Ryan

48

There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

Citizens 18 and older can vote

You don't have to pay to vote.

Any citizen can vote.

A male citizen of any race can vote.

49

What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?

Serve on a jury

Vote in a federal election

50

Name one right only for United States Citizens.

Vote in a federal election

Run for federal office

51

What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

Freedom of expression. The right to bear arms

Freedom of speech

Freedom of assembly.

Freedom to petition the government

Freedom of religion

52

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

The United States

The Flag

53

What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

Give up loyalty to other countries
Defend the Constitution and laws of the U S
Obey the laws of the U S
Serve in the U S military
Serve the nation
Be loyal to the U S

54

How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?

18

55

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

Vote
Join a political party
Help with a campaign
Join a civic group
Join a community group
Give an elected official your opinion on an issue
Call Senators and Representatives
Publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
Run for office
Write to a newspaper

56

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

April 15

57

When must all men register for the Selective Service?

At age 18

Between 18 and 26

58

What is one reason colonists came to America?

Freedom
Political liberty
Religious freedom
Economic opportunity
Practice their religion
Escape persecution

59

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

American Indians

Native Americans

60

What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans

61

Why did the colonists fight the British?

Because of high taxes

Because the British army stayed in their houses

Because they didn't have self-government

62

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

63

There were 13 original states. Name three.

New Hampshire. Massachusetts. Rhode Island
Connecticut. New York. New Jersey
Pennsylvania. Delaware. Maryland
Virginia. North Carolina. South Carolina
Georgia

64

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written

The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution

65

When was the Constitution written?

1787

66

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U S Constitution. Name one of the writers.

James Madison

Alexander Hamilton

John Jay

Publius

67

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

U S diplomat

Oldest member of the Constitutional Convention

First Postmaster General of the United States

Writer of the "Poor Richard's Almanac"

Started the first free libraries

68

Who is the "Father of Our Country"?

George Washington

69

Who was the first President?

George Washington

70

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

Louisiana

71

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

War of 1812

Mexican-American War

Civil War

Spanish-American War

72

Name the U S war between the North and South.

the Civil War

73

Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

Slavery

Economic reasons

States' rights

74

What was one important thing Abraham Lincoln did?

Freed the salves

Saved the Union

Led the U S during the Civil War

75

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

Freed the salves

Freed slaves in the Confederacy

Freed salves in the Confederate states

Freed salves in most Southern states

76

What did Susan B. Anthony do?

Fought for women's rights

Fought for civil rights

77

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Persian Gulf War


78

Who was President during World War I?

Woodrow Wilson

79

Who was the President during the Great Depression and World War II?

Franklin Roosevelt

80

Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Japan, Germany and Italy

81

Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

World War II

82

During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism

83

What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Civil rights movement

84

What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

Fought for civil rights

Worked for equality for all Americans

85

What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

Terrorists attached the United States

86

Name one American Indian tribe in the United States

Cherokee. Navajo. Sioux. Chippewa. Choctaw. Pueblo. Apache. Iroquois. Creek

Blackfeet. Seminole. Cheyenne. Arawak. Shawnee. Mohegan. Huron. Oneida

Lakota. Crow. Teton. Hopi. Inuit

87

Name one of the tow longest rivers in the United States.

Missouri
Mississippi

88

What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?

Pacific

89

What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Atlantic

90

Name one U S territory.

Maine. New Hampshire. Vermont. New York. Pennsylvania. Ohio. Michigan

Minnesota. North Dakota. Montana. Idaho. Washington. Alaska

91

Name one state that borders Mexico.

California

Arizona

New Mexico

Texas

92

What is the capital of the United States?

Washington D.C.

93

Where is the Statue of Liberty?

New York

Liberty Island

94

Why does the flag of 13 stripes?

Because there is one star for each state

Because the stripes represent the original colonies

95

Why does the flag have 50 stars?

Because there is one star for each state

Because each star represents a state

Because there are 50 states

96

What is the name of the national anthem?

The Star Spangled Banner

97

When do we celebrate Independence Day?

July 4

98

Name two national U S holidays.

New Years Day. Martin Luther King Jr Day. President's Day. Memorial Day.

Independence Day. Labor Day. Columbus Day. Veterans Day. Thanksgiving

Christmas

99

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

100

Name one U S territory.

Puerto Rico

U S Virgin Islands

American Samoa

Northern Mariana Islands

Guam