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What was the purpose of Christopher Columbus's First voyage? Find a short route to Asia
At which level of government do voters elect the mayor? local
Which branch of government makes the nation’s law? legislative
What is the Constitution? written plan for nations government
Which of the following is the head of the executive branch of government? president
How can the United States Constitution be changed? by an amendment
What is one way a person can become a citizen of the United States? being born in United States
Which is not a service paid for by taxes? buying school supplies
Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of all U.S. citizens? working for the federal government
Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of U.S. children vote
In which way is the United States a government “by the people”? Power in our government comes from the citizens who elect government leaders
Why is the amendment process important for the U.S. government? So that the Constitution can change as necessary.
Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Democracy Every citizen has a right to take part in the government.
Amendment A change to the Constitution.
Supreme Court Our nation’s highest court.
Citizen An official member of the country.
What might happen if all Americans ignored their responsibilities as citizens? People might not obey laws, pay taxes, or vote. The government might not function properly, laws might not be enforced and there might not be enough money to pay for services people need and want.
Name the 3 branches of government Legislative Executive Judicial
What is the job of the legislative branch? makes laws
What is the job of the Executive Branch? enforces and carries out laws
What is the job of the Judicial branch? interprets laws
Name the 3 levels of government. National State Local/city
Name the 2 groups that make up the Legislative branch. Congress and House of Representatives
Name the leader of the executive branch. president
Name the members of the judicial branch. Supreme Court (9 Justices)
Name the leader the National Branch. President
Name the leader of the state of Illinois. Governor
Name the leader of the local branch. Mayor
Created by: agoode