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u.s. test

what is the supreme law of the land? the constitution
what does the constitution do? sets up the governement
the idea of self government is in the first three words of the constitution. what are these three words? we the people
what is an amendment? a change to the constitution
what do we call the first ten amendments to the constitution? the bill of rights
what is ONE right or freedom from the first amendment? speech religion assembly petition the government
how many amendments does the constitution have? 27
what did the declaration of independence do? declared our independence from Great Britain
what are TWO rights in the declaration of independence? life liberty pursuit of happiness
what is freedom of religion? you can pratice any religion, or not practice a religion
what is the economic system in the United States? capitalist economy
what is the rule of law? every must follow the law leaders/government must obey the law no one is above the law
name one branch or part of the government congress legislative president execute the courts judicial
what stops ONE branch of gov. from becoming too powerful? checks and balance
who is in charge of the executive branch? the president
who makes federal law? congress senate and house of rep. legislature
what are the two parts of the U.S. congress? the senate and house of representives
how many U.S. senators are there? 100
we elect a U.S. senator for how many years? 6 years
who is ONE of your state's U.S. senators now? Jerry Petroski
the house of rep. has how many voting members? 435
we elect the house of rep. for how many years? 2
name your U.S. rep. Donna Seidel
who does a U.S. senator represent? all the people of the state
why do some states have more Rep. than other states? because they have more people
we elect a president for how many years? 4
in what month do we vote for the president? November
what is the nae of the president of the United States now? Barack Obama
what is the name of the vice president of the United States now? Joseph R. Biden, Jr Joe biden
if the president can no longer serve, who becoes president? the vice president
if both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president? the speaker of the house
who is the commander in chief of the military? the president
who signs bills to become laws? the president
who vetoes bills? the president
what does the president's cabinet do? advises the president
what are TWO Cabinet level positions? vice president, secretary of eduacation
what does the judicial branck do? explain laws
what is the highest court in the United States? the Supreme Court
how many justices are on the supreme court? 9
who is the cheif justice of the United States now? John Roberts
under our constitution, some powers belong to the federal gov. what is ONE power of the federal gov.? to print money, to declare war,, to create an army, to make treaties
under our constitution, some power belong to the states. what is ONE power of the states? provide schooling and education
who is the governor of your state now? Scott Walker
what is the capital of your state? Madison
what are the TWO Major political parties in the U.S.? democratics and republican
what is the politcal party of the president now? democratic party
what is the name of the speaker of the house of rep. now? John Boehner
there are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote. Describe ONE of them. 18+ can vote, you don't have to pay to vote, any citizen can vote, a male citizen of any race can vote
what is ONE reponsibility that is only for the U.S. citizens? serve on a jury, vote in federal election
name ONE right only for U.S. Citizens vote a federal electon, run for federal office
what are TWO rights of everyone living in the U.S.? freedom of speech, freedom of expression
what do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of allegiance? the U.S. and the flag
what is ONE promise you ake when you become a U.S. citizen? obey the law of the U.S. and serve the U.S. military
how old do citizen have to be to vote for president? 18+
what are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? vote, run for office
whwen is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? April
when must all men register for the selective service? at age 18-26
what is ONE reason colonists came to america? religious freedom
who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? Native Americans
what group of people was taken to America and sold as slave Africans
why did the colonists fight the british? because of high taxes
who wrote the Declaration of Indepence? Thomas Jefferson
when was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776
there were 13 original states. Name three Georgia, New York, connecticut
what happened at the constitutional convention? the constitution was written
when was the constitution written? 1787
the federalist papers supported the passage of the U.S. constitution. Name ONE of the writers. James Madison
what is one thing Benjain Franklin is faous for? started the first free libraries
who is the "Father of Our Country"? George Washington
who was the first president? George Washington
what territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana
name ONE war fought by the U.S. in the 1800s civil war
name the U.S. war between the north and the south the civil war
name ONE problem that led to the civil war. slavery
what was ONE important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? led the U.S. during the civil war
what did the Emancipation Proclamation do? freed slavery
what did susan b. anthony do? fought for women's rights
name ONE war fought by the U.S. in the 1900s WW1/WW2,
who was the president during WW1? woodrow wilson
who was president during the great depression and WW2? Franklin Roosevelt
who did the U.S. fought in WW2? Japan, Germany, Italy
before he was presidnet, Eisenhower was a general. what war was he in? WW2
during the cold war, what was the main concern of the U.S.? communism
what movement tried to end racial discrimination? civil rights movement
what did martin luther king, jr. do? fought for civil rights
what major event happened on 9/11/2001 in the U.S. terrorists attacked the U.S.
name ONE american indian tribe in the U.S. navajo, crow, choctaw
name ONE of the two longest rivers in the U.S. Missouri, Mississippi
what ocean is on the west coast of the U.S. pacific ocean
what ocean is on the east coast of the U.S. Atlantic ocean
name ONE U.S. territory Puerto Rico
name ONE stat that borders canada minnesota
name ONE state that borders mexico texas, new mexico
what is the capital of the U.S.? washigton, D.C.
where is the statue of liberty? new york (harbor)
why does the flag have 13 stripes? 13 original colonies
why does the flag have 50 stars? represent the 50 states
what is the name of the national anthem? the star spngled banner
when do we celebrate independence day? july 4
name TWO national U.S. holidays new year's day, thanksgiving, christmas
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