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The laws of the United States make sure that people...

...are treated equally under the law.

2

Voting in an election...

...is a way that people participate in government.

3

It is the job of United States _________________ to interpret laws.

Judges

4

How can you stay educated and show democratic responsibility?

By reading articles about politics.

5

As a student, one way you can participate in government is by...

...writing letters to representatives.

6

The United States has ________ main political parties.

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______________________ = Donkey = ___________________________

Democrat = Donkey = Blue

8

Republicans = ____________________________ = red

Republicans = Elephant = Red

9

What are three branches of the government?

The Legislative Branch
The Judicial Branch
The Executive Branch

10

The ____________________________ makes the laws and is made up of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Legislative Branch

11

The ____________________________ interprets the laws and is the Supreme Court.

Judicial Branch

12

The ____________________________ carries out the laws and is the President, Vice President, and Cabinet.

Executive Branch

13

There are _______________ Supreme Court Justices.

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14

Each state has _________ Senators.

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15

Our Texas Senators are:

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

16

Who nominates someone to be a Supreme Court Justice?

The President of the US

17

Who votes to confirm Supreme Court Justices?

The Senate

18

How many Senators are there in total?

100

19

How many Representatives are there in the House of Representatives?

435

20

Who were the 2 main candidates for President this year?

Donald Trump
Joe Biden

21

You need _______________ to win in the electoral college.

270 votes

22

When you vote you should take time to learn about each candidate's...

...stance on issues that are important to you.

23

The Vice President of the USA is the _______________________ of the Senate.

President

24

If there is a tie in the Senate, the ____________________________ gets to vote.

President of the Senate

25

Democrats and Republicans are the two major _____________________ of the United States.

political parties

26

We hold a presidential election every ___________ years.

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