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Test One-- #106647

System of Government--from naturalization test (made a few harder)

Name the three branches or parts of the government. ▪ 1) Congress or legislative ▪ 2) President or executive ▪ 3) the courts or judicial
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? ▪ checks and balances ▪ separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch? ▪ the President
Who makes federal laws? ▪ Congress ▪ Senate and House (of Representatives) ▪ (U.S. or national) legislature
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress? ▪ the Senate and House (of Representatives)
Who does a U.S. Senator represent? ▪ ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states? ▪ (because of) the state’s population ▪ (because) they have more people ▪ (because) some states have more people
We elect a President for how many years? ▪ four (4)
In what month do we vote for President? ▪ November
What is the name of the President of the United States now? * Barack Hussein Obama
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? ▪ Joseph Biden, or Joe Biden
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes 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 five (5) Cabinet-level positions? * Attorney General ▪ Secretaries of Agriculture ▪ Commerce ▪ Defense ▪ Education ▪ Energy ▪ Health and Human Services ▪ Homeland Security ▪ Housing and Urban Development ▪ Interior ▪ State ▪ Transportation ▪ Treasury ▪ Veterans’ Affairs ▪ Labor
What does the judicial branch do? *interprets laws▪ reviews laws ▪ explains laws ▪ resolves disputes (disagreements) ▪ decides if a law goes against the Constitution
What is the highest court in the United States? ▪ the U.S. Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court? ▪ nine (9)
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States? ▪ John Roberts (John G. Roberts, Jr.)
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What are two powers of the federal government? ▪ to print money ▪ to declare war ▪ to create an army ▪ to make treaties
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What are two powers of the states? *runs elections *issue licenses *approve zoning and land use *provide protection (police) *provide safety (fire departments)
Who is the Governor of your state? ▪ Gov. Asa Hutchinson
What is the capital of your state? ▪ Little Rock
What are the two major political parties in the United States? ▪ Democrat and Republican
What is the political party of the President now? ▪ Democrat (Party)
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? ▪ John Boehner
How many U.S. Senators are there? ▪ one hundred (100)
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? ▪ six (6)
Who are your state’s U.S. Senators? John Boozman and Tom Cotton
The House of Representatives has how many voting members? ▪ 435
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? ▪ two (2)
Name your U.S. Representative. Rick Crawford
Created by: dana.bigger