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What is the supreme law of the land? the U.S. Constitutuion
What are the first three words of the constitution? We the People
What is an amendment? A minor change in a document
What do we call the first ten amendments of the constitution? The Bill of Rights
What is one freedom found in the first amendment? Freedom of speech
How many amendments are there? 27
What did the deceleration of Independence do? It declared independence from England
What economic system is the U.S.A? Capitalism
What is the "rule of law"? No one is above the law
What are the three branches of government? Judicial, Legislative, Executive
What stops one branch from becoming too powerful? Checks and Balances
What are the two parts of Congress? Senate and the House
Who are NJ's senators? Corey Booker and Bob Menendez
How is the number of Reps per state decided? Population
If the president and VP cannot serve, who can? the speaker of the house
Who is the commander and chief of the military? the president
What does the presidents cabinet do? Advise the President
What are two cabinet level positions? Secretary of state and attorney general
What is the highest court? The Supreme court
Who is currently the Supreme court justice? John Roberts Jr.
Who is the NJ governor? Phil Murphy
What is one promise you have to make to become a US citizen? Obey the Laws
How old does one have to be to vote? 18
What led to the civil war? slavery
What did Susan B. Anthony do? Led protest that wanted women to be allowed to vote
What did MLK Jr. do? fought for civil rights
What countries did the US fight in WW2? Germany, Italy, and Japan
What is one US territory? Puerto Rico
Why does the flag have 13 stripes? 13 colonies
What is the name of the national anthem? the star spangled banner
When do we celebrate independence day? July 4th
Created by: ellamasino