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AL Civics Test

Study guide for civics test

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? We the people
What is the power of the federal government? to coin money, to regulate commerce, to declare war, to raise and maintain armed forces, and to establish a Post Office
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states? Population
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
What document announced our independence from Great Britain Declaration of Independence
What is the economic system in the United States? Capitalism
What is the “rule of law”? Everyone must follow the law
When was the Constitution written? 1787
How many amendments does the Constitution have? 27
Name a branch or part of the government. Legislative, Executive, Judicial
What are the two parts of the US Congress? Senate & House of Representatives
How many US Senators are there? 100
We elect a US Senator for how many years? 6
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President? Vice President
What does the President’s Cabinet do? Advises the President
In which state is the Statue of Liberty? New York
Name one issue that did NOT lead to the Civil War. Railroad expansion
Which is NOT a national holiday? Valentine's Day
We elect a President for how many years? 4
In what month do we vote for President? November
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? Mike Pence
Who signs bills to become laws? The President
What is the highest court in the United States? Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court? 9
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States? Pacific
Which one is a US Territory? Guam
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? The Bill of Rights
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? Saved the Union
What is the political party of the President now? Republican
What is a promise one makes when he or she becomes a United States citizen? Be loyal to the US, give up loyalty to other countries, serve in the US military
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President? 18
Name the US war between the North and the South. Civil War
When is the last day one can send in federal income tax forms? April 15
Who was our first President? George Washington
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana
Identify a war that was fought by the United States in the 1800s War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? 1776
Which state was not one of the original 13 states? Alabama
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military? President
Who is considered the “Father of Our Country”? George Washington
What is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion or no religion at all.
Who makes federal laws? Congress
What is the name of the current President? Donald Trump
What are the two major political parties in the United States? Republicans and Democrats
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States? Terrorists attacked the United States
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now? John Roberts
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States? Atlantic Ocean
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? American Indians
Who is the charge of the executive branch? The President
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did NOT do? Authored Poor Richard’s Almanac
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed the slaves
What did Susan B. Anthony do? Fought for women's rights
Which was not fought by the United States in the 1900s? Spanish-American War
Who was President during World War I? Woodrow Wilson
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Who did the United States fight in World War II? Japan, Germany, & Italy
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? Atomic warfare
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do? Fought for civil rights
Which of the following is (was) NOT an American Indian tribe in the United States? Aztec
Identify the two longest rivers in the United States. Missouri & Mississippi
Identify one state that does NOT border Canada. Utah
Which state does not border Mexico? Oklahoma
What is the capital of the United States? Washington DC
How many stripes does the American Flag have? 13
How many stars does the American Flag have? 50
When do we celebrate Independence Day? July 4
What does the Constitution do? Defines the government, sets up the government, protects basic rights.
Under the Constitution, some powers belong to the sates. What is one power of the states? Provide schooling
What is one reason colonists came to America? Freedom
What do the flag’s stripes represent? 13 original colonies
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? Speech
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? Checks and balances
Who is one of Alabama’s US Senators now? Richard Shelby & Doug Jones
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird was written by what Alabamian? Harper Lee
What African-American woman refused to give up her seat and thereby started the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Rosa Parks
What blind Alabamian, later to become famous, was taught by Anne Sullivan? Helen Keller
What is the capital of Alabama? Montgomery
Who wrote the words to Alabama’s state song? Julia Tutwiler
A well-known nickname for Alabama is which of the following? Yellowhammer State
What is Alabama’s state flower? Camellia
Who was the prominent American scientist and inventor in the early 1900s that developed hundreds of products using the peanut, sweet potatoes, and soybeans? George Washington Carver
What is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II? Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the US Army Air Forces. Tuskegee Airman
Which Shawnee leader came to Alabama to convince the Creek tribes to join the British against the Americans? Tecumseh
What state borders Alabama on the east side? Georgia
In what Alabama city is Mardi Gras held each year? Many believe the very first Mardi Gras celebration was held here. Mobile
What Alabama governor took the famous “stand in the schoolhouse door” to deny African-Americans entry at a major university? George Wallace
Who is the Governor of Alabama now? Kay Ivey
What is one landmark NOT found in Alabama? Fort Pulaski
Who is the mayor of Tarrant? Loxcil B. Tuck
Who is the police chief of Tarrant? Dennis Reno
Who is the superintendent of Tarrant City Schools? Dr. Shelly Mize
Who is fire chief of Tarrant? Jason Rickels
Which is NOT a major industry in Tarrant? BL Harbert
What year was Tarrant incorporated? 1918
Who was the first mayor? George Washington Thomason
Famous citizen who sang in the musical West Side Story? Jimmy Bryant
Tarrant citizen who was a member of the US House of Representatives? James D Martin
Who is the parks director of Tarrant? Chris O'Rear
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