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Civics test

What is the supreme law of the land? Constitution
What does the constitution do? Declares the us a free country, sets up military, sets up laws, declares our rights
What are the first three words of the Constitution? "We the people..."
What is an amendment? An addition or change to a law or constitution
First 10 amendments Bill of Rights
What is one right guaranteed in the first amendment? Freedom or speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition
How many amendments are in the constitution? 27
What did the Declaration of Independence do? Declared us a free nation
What are two rights listed in the Declaration of Independence? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of religion? Being able to choose your own religion
What is the economic system in the US? Market or Capitalist
What is the definition of "rule of the law?" Everyone has to follow the same laws
Name one part of the legal system. Judicial, Executive, and Legislative
What keeps one branch from becoming too powerful? Checks and balances or separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch? President
Who makes federal laws? Legislative branch
Two parts of congress? House of Representative and Senate
# of US senators? 100
How long do we elect a US senator for? 6 years
Name one of the state senators. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoven
The House of Representatives has how many voting #s? 435
How long is a term in the House of Representatives? 2 years
Name of ND senator? Kevin Kramer
Who or what do the senators represent? People of his or her state
Why do some states have more representatives? Based on population
How long is a presidential term? 4 years
What month do we vote for president? November
Name the current president. Barack Obama
Name the current VP. Joe Biden
Who serves if the president cannot? Vice President
Who serves if neither the president nor the VP can serve? Speaker of the house
Who is the commander and chief of the military, vetoes laws, and signs laws, President
What does the president's cabinet do? Advises president
Name two positions in the cabinet. Secretary of State, Secratary or Education, Secratary of Energy, Secratary of Defense, Treasurer, etc.
What does the judicial branch do? Interprets and studies laws
What is the highest court in the US? Supreme Court
How many judges are on the Supreme Court? 9
Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? John Roberts
What is one power of the federal government? Can raise taxes, declare war, etc.
What is one power that belongs to the state government? Set education standards, create some taxes, etc.
Governor of ND? Jack Dahlrimple
Capitol of ND? Bismarck
Two main political parties in the US? Republican and Democratic
What is the political party of the current president? Democratic
Name of Speaker of the House? Paul Ryan from WI
Name one of the amendments in the Bill of Rights? 18 yrs old, male or female
What is one responsibility of US citizens? Vote, serve jury duty, etc.
Two rights of everyone in the US? Freedom of speech, religion, press, expression, right to bear arms
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? Flag and country
What is one promise you make when you become an US citizen? Will not commit treason, defend constitution, etc.
How old do you have to be to vote? 18
What are two ways people can participate in democracy? Vote, run for office, jury duty
What is the last day you can file your federal income taxes? April 15
When must all males register for the selective services? 18
What is one reason the colonists came to America? Religious freedom, etc.
Why did the colonists fight GB? To gain independence
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776
What were three of the first states? Virginia, Deleware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island
What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The constitution was formed
When was the Constitution written? 1787
Name one of the writers of the federalist papers? James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? Lightning rod
Who is considered the father of the US? George Washington
What territory did the did the us buy from France 1803? Louisiana purchase
Name one of the four wars the US was involved in in the 1800s. War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, Spanish American War
Name one of the things that lead to the civil war. Slavery, Lincoln's election
Name one important thing Lincoln did. Abolished slavery
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Abolished slavery in the rebellion states (south)
What did Susan B. Anthony do? Fought for women's rights and civil rights
Name one war the US fought in the 1900s? WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Persian Golf
President during WWI? Woodrow Wilson
President during WWII? Franklin Delanore Rosevelt
Who did the US fight during WWII? Germany, Italy, & Japan
What was the main concern of the US during the Cold War? Nuclear Warfare and Communism
What movement tried to end racial discrimination? Civil Rights Movement
What did Martin Luther King Jr. do? Spoke out for equal rights
What major event happened in the US on September 11, 2001? Terrorist attack on the US (Pentagon, Twin Towers, and tried for the White House)
Name one Native American tribe in the US. Sioux, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Etc.
Name one of the two longest rivers in the US. Missouri and Mississippi
What ocean is on the East Coast? Atlantic Ocean
What ocean is on the West Coast? Pacific Ocean
Name one US territory. Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands
Created by: Ashley2200