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Citizenship Review

100 question review for the American Citizenship test.

What is the supreme law of the land? The Constitution.
What does the Constitution do? Sets up and defines the Government.
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? We the People.
What is an amendment? A change or addition 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? (All are listed) Speech. Religion. Assembly. Press. Petition the government.
How many amendments does the Constitution have? Twenty-seven.
What did the Declaration of Independence do? Declared our independence from Great Britain.
What are two rights in the declaration of independence (put the two L's) Life and Liberty.
What is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion or not practice a religion.
What are current economic systems of the United States? Capitalist Economy and Market Economy.
What is the rule of law? No one is above the law.
Name the branches of government. Legislative, Executive, Judicial.
Name the parts of government. Congress. President. The courts.
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? (this one sounds like it deals with money) Checks and Balances.
Who is in charge of the Executive branch? The President.
Who makes laws? (all three are listed) Congress. Senate and House of Representatives. U.S. or National Legislature.
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress? Senate and House of Representatives.
How many U.S. Senators are there? One hundred (100)
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? Six (6)
The House of Representatives has how many voting members? Four hundred and thirty-five (435)
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? Two (2)
Who does a U.S. Senator represent? All people of the state.
Why do some states have more people than other states? 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 Right now? (Answers will normally vary, but this question is for the president of 5/5/20) Donald Trump.
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States Right now? (Answers will normally vary, but this question is for the current vice president of 5/5/20) Mike Pence.
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 is one Cabinet-level position? (Put Secretary of Agriculture.) Secretary of Agriculture.
What is one Cabinet-level position? (Put Secretary of State.) Secretary of State.
What does the Judicial Branch review? Laws.
What is the highest court in the United States? The Supreme Court.
Who is the Chief Justice in the United States now? (answers will normally vary, but this question is for the chief justice of 5/5/20) John Roberts.
What is one of the Federal Governments Powers? Making money.
What is a power of the states? Providing schooling and education.
Who is the current Governor of Arkansas? (as of 5/5/20) Asa Hutchinson.
What is the capital of your state? (answers will vary, just put the capital of Arkansas) Little Rock.
What is the "Red" political party of the United States? Republican.
What is the political party of the current President, Donald Trump? Republican.
Who is the current Speaker for the House of Representatives as of 5/5/20? Nancy Pelosi.
How old do you have to be to vote? 18 or older.
Are poll taxes for voting illegal? Yes, enforcing poll taxes for voting is illegal.
Can any citizen vote regardless of gender? Yes, men and women can vote.
Can any male citizen regardless of color vote? Yes, men of any color can vote.
Is serving in a jury a right or a responsibility of a U.S. citizen? A right.
Is running for federal office only for U.S. citizens? Yes, running for federal office is only for U.S. citizens.
What is the "Blue" political party of the United States? Democratic.
Are we saying loyalty to the flag, the United States or both when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? Both.
How old do citizens have to be in order to Vote for president? 18 years or older.
When is the last day you can send in Federal Income Tax forms? April 15.
What age must all men register for the selective service? Eighteen (18)
Who lived in America before the European colonists arrived? Native Americans.
What group of people were taken to America and sold as slaves? Africans.
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson.
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776.
Was New York one of the original 13 states? Yes, New York was one of the original states.
What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The Constitution was written.
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? The Louisiana Territory.
When was the Civil War fought? 1800s
What was the name of the war fought between the North and the South? The Civil War.
Who wrote the Emancipation Proclamation? Abraham Lincoln.
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed the slaves.
When was the Vietnam war fought? The 1900s.
Who was President during World War I? Woodrow Wilson.
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? Franklin Roosevelt.
Who did the United States fight in World War I? Japan, Germany, and Italy.
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? Communism.
What movement tried to end racial discrimination? The Civil Rights Movement.
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States? Terrorists attacked the United States.
Is Cherokee a name of one of the Indian tribes in the United States? Yes, Cherokee is one of the Indian tribes of the United States.
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States? Pacific Ocean.
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States? Atlantic Ocean.
Name the longest river in the United States. The Missouri river.
Is Puerto Ricco considered U.S. territory? Puerto Ricco is considered U.S. territory.
Does New Mexico border Mexico? Yes, New Mexico borders Mexico.
What city is the Statue of Liberty located in? New York City.
What do the 13 stripes represent on the U.S. flag? The 13 original colonies.
Why does the U.S. flag have 50 stars? Because there are 50 states.
What is the name of the National Anthem? The Star-Spangled Banner.
A national U.S. holiday? Labor day.
Other than Labor day, what is another national U.S. holiday? Independence day.
When do we celebrate Independence day? July 4.
Does Ohio border Canada? Yes, Ohio borders Canada.
What did Martin Luther King Jr. do? Fought for Civil rights and equality for all Americans.
What did Susan B. Anthony do? Fought for Woman's rights and Civil rights.
Name the main problems that led to the Civil war. Slavery. States Rights. Economic reasons.
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? Being the oldest member of the Constitutional Convention.
Who were the writers of the Federalist Papers? James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, "Publius".
What year was the Constitution written? 1787.
Why did the colonists fight the British? Because of high taxes, the British army taking up residence in their homes, and lack of self-government.
What are a few reasons colonists came to America? Freedom, political liberty, economic opportunity, and to escape persecution.
What is a promise you make when you become a U.S. citizen? To give up loyalty to other countries.
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