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1

What is one of your states U.S. Senators now?

- Jerry Moran

2

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

- four hundred thirty-five (435)

3

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

- Two (2)

4

Name your U.S. Representative

- Rodger Marshall

5

Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

- all people of the state

6

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

7

We elect a President for how many years?

- four (4)

8

In what month do we vote for President?

- November

9

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

- Donald Trump

10

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

- Mike Pence

11

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

- the Vice President

12

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

- the Speaker of the House

13

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

- the President

14

Who signs bills to become laws?

- the President

15

Who vetoes bills?

- the President

16

What does the President'S Cabinet do?

- advises the President

17

What are two Cabinet-level positions?

- Secretary of Commerce
- Secretary of Defence

18

What does the judicial branch do?

- reviews laws
- explains laws
- resolves disputes (disagreement)
- decides if a law goes against the Constitution

19

What is the highest court in the United States?

- The Supreme Court

20

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

- nine (9)

21

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

- John Roberts

22

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government

- to print money
- to declare war
- to create an army
- to make treaties

23

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

24

Who is the Governor of your state now?

- Sam Brownback

25

What is the capital of your state?

- Topeka

26

What are two major political parties in the United States?

- Democratic and Republican

27

What is the political party of the President now?

- Republican

28

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

- Paul Ryan

29

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

- Citizens 18 and older
- You don't have to pay (a poll tax) to vote
- Any citizen can vote
- A male citizen of any race (can vote)

30

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

- serve on a jury
- vote in a federal election

31

Name one right only for United States citizens

- vote in a federal election
- run for federal office

32

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

- freedom of expression
- freedom of speech
- freedom of assembly
- freedom to petition the government
- freedom of religion
- right to bear arms

33

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

- the United States
- the flag

34

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 United States
- obey the laws of the United States
- serve the U.S. military (if needed)
- serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed)
- be loyal to the United States

35

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

- 18 and older

36

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
- public ally support or oppose an issue or policy
- run for office
- write to a newsletter

37

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

- April 15

38

When must all men register for Selective Services?

- at age 18
- between 18 & 26

39

What was one reason colonist came to America?

- freedom
- political liberty
- religious freedom
- economical opportunity
- practice their religion
- escape persecution

40

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

- Native Americans

41

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

- Africans

42

Why did the colonist fight the British?

- because of high taxes
- because the British army stayed in their homes
- because they didn't have self-government

43

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence

- Thomas Jefferson

44

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

- July 4, 1776

45

There were 13 original States. Name three

- New Hampshire
- New York
- Rhode Island

46

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

- The Constitution was written

47

When was the Constitution written?

- 1787

48

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

- James Madison

49

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

- U.S. diplomat

50

Who is the "Father of Our Country"?

- George Washington

51

Who was the first President?

- George Washington

52

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

- The Louisiana Territory

53

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

- Civil War

54

Name the U.S. war between the North and the South?

- the Civil War

55

Name one problem that led the Civil War

- economical reasons

56

What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

- led the United States during the Civil War

57

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

- freed slaves in the Confederacy

58

What did Susan B. Anthony do?

- fought for woman's rights

59

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

- World War I

60

Who was President during World War I?

- Woodrow Wilsom

61

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

- Franklin Roosevelt

62

Who did the United States fight in World War II?

- Japan, Germany, and Italy

63

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

- World War II

64

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

- Communism

65

What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

- The Civil Rights Movement

66

What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

- fought for Civil Rights
- worked for equality for all Americans

67

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

- Terrorist attacked the United States

68

Name one American Indian tribe in the United States

- Blackfoot

69

Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States

- Missouri River

70

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

- Pacific Ocean

71

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

- Atlantic Ocean

72

Name one U.S. territory

- Guam

73

Name one state that borders Canada

- Alaska

74

Name one state that borders Mexico

Texas

75

What is the capital of the United States?

- Washington D.C.

76

Where is the Statue of Liberty?

- Liberty Island

77

Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

- to represent the original colonies

78

Why does the flag have 50 stars?

- to represent the 50 states

79

What is the name of the national anthem?

- The Star-Spangled Banner

80

When do we celebrate Independence Day?

- July 4

81

Name two national U.S. holidays

- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving