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U.S. CitizenshipTest

Learn about the united states

What is the supreme law of the land? The Constitution
What does the constitution do? Protects basic rights of Americans
What are the first 3 words of the constitution? We the people
What is an amendment? A change/addition to the constitution
What do you call the first 10 amendments? The bill of rights
What is one right from the first amendment? Speech, Religion, Assembly, Press
How many amendments does the constitution have? 27
What did the Declaration or Independence do? declared our independence
What are two rights in the declaration of independence? Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness
What is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion
What is the economic system in the United States? Capitalist/Market economy
What is the "rule of law"? Everyone must follow the law
Name one branch of gov? Legislative, Executive, Judicial
What stops one branch of gov from becoming to powerful? A system of checks and balances
Who is in charge of the executive branch? The President
Who makes federal laws? congress/senate and house
What are two parts of the u.s. congress? senate and house of reps
how many senators are there? 100
We elect a senator for how many years? 6
Who is one of your states senators now? Robert Casey and Arlen Spector
How many members in the House of reps? 435
How often are Reps elected? every 2 years
Name your U.S. Rep? Tim Holden (Lebanon) Robert Brady(Philadelphia)
Who does a U.S. Senator Represent? All the people of the state
Why do some states have more reps than others? more people
Vice President? Joe Biden
If both the Pres and V.P. can no longer serve, who becomes pres? The speaker of the house
Who is the commander in chief of the military? The pres
Who signs bills to become laws? The pres
Who vetoes bills? The pres
What does the presidents cabinet do? Advises the president
Name two cabinet level positions? Vice Pres, secretary of state, secretary of education, secretary of defense, attorney general
What does the judicial branch do? reviews/explains laws
What is the highest court in the U.S.? The Supreme Court
How many justices are on the supreme court? 9
Who is the chief justice of the U.S. right now? John Roberts
What is one power of the federal gov? print money/declare war/create an army/make treaties
What is one power of the states? provide education/protection/safety
Who is the governor of your state? Ed Rendell
Capital of your state? Harrisburg
Who is the speaker of the house? Nancy Pelosi
Describe one amendment about voting? citizens 18 and older can vote
One responsibility only for u.s. citizens? serve on a jury, vote
One right of u.s. citizens? vote, run for office
2 rights of everyone in U.S. right to bear arms, freedom of speech/religion
what do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of allegiance? the flag
What is one promise you make when you become a u.s. citizen? give up loyalty to other countries, obey u.s. laws, serve in the military if needed
What are 2 ways to participate in democracy? vote, join a political party, run for office
When is the last day you can send income tax forms? April 15th
when must all men register for the selective service? 18
What is one reason colonists came to america? religious freedom, political freedom
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? Native Americans
Why did the colonists fight the British? High taxes, wanted to self govern, quartering
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
When was the declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776
There were 13 original colonies, name 3? PA, VA, RI, DE, NY, NJ
What happened at the constitutional convention? Constitution was written
When was the constitution written? 1787
Name one writer of the federalist papers? James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay
One thing Ben Franklin is famous for? Started the first free libraries, U.S. Diplomat
Who is "The father of our country"? George Washington
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana
Name one war fought by the u.s. in the 1800's? War of 1812, mex-amer war, civil war
Name the u.s. war between the north and the south? The civil war
Name one prob that led to the civil war? slavery
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? freed the slaves
What did the emancipation proclamation do? freed the slaves
what did Susan B. Anthony do? fought for women's rigths
Name one war fought by the U.S. in the 1900's WWII, WWI, Vietnam
Who was the pres. during WWI? Wilson
Who was the Pres. during the great depression and WWII? Roosevelt
Who did the U.S. fight in WWII? Italy, Japan, and Germany
Before he was president, Eisenhower was a general in what war? WWII
During the cold war, what was the main concern of the U.S.? Communism
What movement tried to end racial discrimination? Civil rights
What did Martin Luther King Jr. Do? fought for civil rights
what major event happened on September 11, 2001? Terrorist attack on the U.S.
Name one american indian tribe? Cherokee
Name one of the two longest rivers in the U.S.? Mississippi, and Missouri
Name one U.S. territory? Puerto Rico, U.S. virgin islands, guam
Name one state that boarders Canada? N.Y.
Name one state that boarders Mexico? Texas
Where is the Statue of Liberty? New York Harbor
Why does the flag have 13 stripes? Represent the 13 colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars? represent the 50 states
What is the name of the national anthem? The Star-Spangled Banner
Name 2 national U.S. holidays? Independence day, Presidents Day, Veterans Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Created by: Tanya.Oliver