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Civics Test Question

A: Principles of American Democracy START
What is the supreme law of the land? The constitution
How many amendments does the Constitution have? Twenty Seven (27)
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? .Life .Libery .Pursuit Of Hapiness
What is freedom of relgion? You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
B: System of Goverment START
Name one branch of government. .Congress .Legislative .President .Executive .The courts .Judicial
Who is in charge of the executive branch? The President
How many U.S.Snators are there? one hundred (100)
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? Six (6)
C: Rights and Responsibilities START
How old do citizens have to be to vote for president? eighteen (18) and older
When must all men register for the Selective Service? .at age eighteen (18) .between eightenn (18)and twentey six (26)
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? April 15
What is one responsiblity that is only for Untied States Citizens? .Serve on a jury .Vote in a federal election
A: Colonial Period and Independence START
Who lived in America before the Europeons arrived? .American Indians .Native Americans
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (Thomas) Jefferson
When was the Delcration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776
Who was the first President? (George) Washington
B: 1800's START
Who was President during World War I? (Woodrow) Wilson
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? Communism
What movement tried to end racial discrimination? civil rights (movement)
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?* ▪ fought for civil rights ▪ worked for equality for all Americans
A: Geography START
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States. ▪ Missouri (River) ▪ Mississippi (River)
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States? ▪ Pacific (Ocean)
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States? ▪ Atlantic (Ocean)
What is the capital of the United States?* ▪ Washington, D.C.
B:Symbols START
Why does the flag have 13 stripes? ▪ because there were 13 original colonies ▪ because the stripes represent the original colonies
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
What is the name of the national anthem? ▪ The Star-Spangled Banner
Name one state that borders Mexico. ▪ California ▪ Arizona ▪ New Mexico ▪ Texas
C: Holidays START
When do we celebrate Independence Day?* ▪ July 4
Name two national U.S. holidays. ▪ New Year’s Day ▪ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ▪ Presidents’ Day ▪ Memorial Day ▪ Independence Day ▪ Labor Day ▪ Columbus Day ▪ Veterans Day ▪ Thanksgiving ▪ Christmas
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