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What is the Supreme law of the land?

The constitution

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What does the constitution do?

Sets up government
* defines government
* protects basic rights of Americans

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The first three words of the constitution

We the people

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What is an amendment

A change
An addition

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The first ten amendments are called

The bill of rights

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One right from the amendments

Freedom of speech

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How many amendments does the constitution have

27

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The Declaration of Independence did was

Give us freedom from Great Britain

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Two rights of the declaration is

Life
Liberty

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What is freedom of religion

To practice any religion or not

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One branch of government

Executive

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What stops one branch of government from being too powerful

Checks and balances

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Who is in charge of the executive branch

The president

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Who makes federal laws

Congress

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Two parts of the US congress

The senate and the H.O.R

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How many US senators are there

100

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We elect a us senator every

6 years

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Our us senator is

Jerry Moran

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Who does the us senator represent

All the people of the state

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Why do other states have more senators

Because of the population

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We elect a president every

4 years

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What month do we vote for president

November

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The current president of the USA

Donald trump

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The current Vice President

Mike pence

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If the president can no longer serve

The Vice President will take place

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If both president and Vice President can't serve

The speaker of the house will take over

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The commander of chief is

The president

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Who signs bills to become laws

The president

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Who vetoes

The president

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What does the presidents cabnet do

Advise the president

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Two positions of the cabnet

Agricultural and commerce

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What does the judicial branch do

Reviews laws

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The highest court

He supreme court

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How many justices are on the Supreme Court

9

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The chief of justice

John Roberts

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Under the consitituion some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power

To print money
To declare war

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Some power belongs to states what is one

Schooling and education and police

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Who is the Governor of your state

Sam brownback

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The capital of the state

Topeka

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What are the two major political parties in the United States

Democratic and republican

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The political party of the president

Republican

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The name of the speaker of representatives

Paul Ryan

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Describe who can vote

18+

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One responsibility for the citizen

Serve on jury

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One right only for citizens

Vote in federal elections

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Two rights of everyone in the us

Freedom of speech and religion

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Who do we say loyalty to the pledge of allegiance

The US
the flag

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One promise you make when you become a citizen

Give up loyalty to other countries

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How old do you have to be to vote

18

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Two ways Americans can participate in democracy

Vote and join political party

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Last day to turn in tax forms

April 15

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What must all men register to serve

Be 18

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One reason colonist came to America

Freedom

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Who lived in America before the Europeans

Native Americans

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What groups of people where taken as slaves

Africans

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Why did the colonist fight Britian

Because of high taxes

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Who erote the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson

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The original 13 states

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, north and South Carolina

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What happened at the constitutional convention

The constitution was written

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When was the constitution written

1787

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The Federalist papers support passage of the U.S. Constitution
Name one of the writers

James Madison

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What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for

Oldest member of the constitutional convention

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Who is the "father of the country"

George Washington

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Who was the first president

George Washington

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What territory do the United States buy from France in 1803

The Louisiana Purchase

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One war fought by the United States on the 1800s

War of 1812
Civil war

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Name the U.S war between the north and the south

The civil war

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Name one problem that led to the civil war

Slavery

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What was one important thing Abraham Lincoln did.

Free the slaves

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What did the emancipation proclamation do

Free the slaves

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What did Susan B. Anthony do

Fought for women rights

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

WWII

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Who was president during WWI

Wilson Woodrow

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Who was the president during the Great Depression

Franklin Roosevelt

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Who did the United States fight in WWII

Japan, Germany, and Italy

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Before he was president, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in

World War II

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

Communism

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Hat movement tried to end racial discrimination

Civil rights movement

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What did Martin Luther King Jr. do

Fought for civil rights
Work for equality for all Americans

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

Terrorists attacks in the United States

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Name one American Indian tribe in the United States

Cherokee
Navajo

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Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States

Mississippi River

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What ocean is on the west coast of the United States

The Pacific Ocean

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What ocean is on the north of the United States

The Atlantic Ocean

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Name one U.S territory

Puerto Rico

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Name one state that borders Canada

Maine

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Name one state that borders Mexico

New Mexico

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What is the capital of the United States

Washington D.C

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Where is the Statue of Liberty

New York harbor

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Why do we have 13 stripes on the flag

The original 13 colonies

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Why do we have 50 stars on the flag

For the 50 states

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What is the name of the national anthem

The star spangled banner

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When do we celebrate Independence Day

July 4th

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Name two national holidays

Christmas and thanksgiving

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What is the economic system in the United States

Capitalist

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What is the rule of the law

Everyone must follow the law

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The House of Representatives has

435

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We elect a us representatives every

2 years

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When was the Declaration of Independence adapted

July 4th 1776

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Name us representative

Roger Marshall