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Citizenship test


What is the supreme law of the land? The Constitution
What does the Constitution do? Defines and sets up 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 the one right or freedom from the first amendment? speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the gov
How many amendments does this constitution have? 27
What did the Declaration of Independance do? Said that the US was free from Great Britian
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? life, liberty, pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of religion? Can practice any religion, or not
what is the economic system in the US? Capitilist or market economy
What is the rule of Law? EVERYONE must follow the law
Name one branch of the government? Legislative, judicial, or executive
what stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? Checks and balances
Who is in charge of the executive branch? The President
Who makes federal laws? Congress
What are the 2 parts of the US congress? Senate and House of Reps
How many US senators are there? 100
We elect a US Senator for how many years 6
Who is one of you state's US senators now? Carl Levin
The House of reps has how many voting members? 435
We elect a US rep for how many years? 2
Name your US rep Debbie Stananow
Who does a US senator represent? all people of the state
Why do some states have more reps than other states? different population numbers
We elect the president for how many years? 4
in what month do we vote for the Prez? november
Who becomes pres if both the prez and vice prez cannot speaker of the house
Who is the commander of chief of the military? President
Who signs bills to become law? President
Who vetoes bills? President
What does the President's Cabinet do? advised the President
what are 2 cabinet-level position? secretary of education and defense
What does the judicial brance do? Reviews, explains laws
What is the highest court in the US supreme court
How many justices are on the supreme court? 9
Who is the Chief justice of the US? John Roberts
Under the constitution, some powers belong to the fed gov. What is one power of the fed gov? Declare War
Under our Constitution , some powers belong to the state. NAme one power Provide protection (police)
Who is the governor of you state now? Rick snieder
what is the name of the speaker of the house? John Boehner
There are 4 amendments of the constitution about who can vote. Describe one. Citizens 18 or older can vote
What is one responsibility that is only for US citizens? Vote in a fed election
Name one right only for US citizens Vote in fed election
What are two rights of everyone living in the US? Freedom of speech, freedoem of worship (religion)
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? The US flag
What is one promise you make when you become a US citizen? Be loyal to the US
How old do you have to be to vote? 18
What are 2 ways that america can participate in their democracy? vote and run for office
When is the last day you can send in fed income tax forms? April 15
When must all men register for the Selective service 18
What is one reason colonists came to America? freedom
Why did the colonist fight the British? Because they didn't have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independance? Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independance adopted? July 4, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name 3 New york, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The Constitution was written
When was the Constitution written? 1776
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the writers? James Madison
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? First Post Master General of the US
Who is the Father of our country? George Washington
What territory did the US buy from France in 1803? Louisiana
Name one war fought by the US in the 1800s War of 1812
Name the US war between the NOrth and the South? Civil War
Name one problem that led to the Civil War? Slavery
what was one important thing Abraham Lincoln did? freed the slaves
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed the Slaves
What did Susan B. Anthony do? fought for womens rights
Name one war fought by the US in the 1900s WWI
Who was the President during World War I? Woodrow Wilson
Who was the President during the Great Depression? Franklin Roosevelt
Who did the US fight in World War II? Japan, Germany, and Italy
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in? WWII
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the US? Communism
What movement tried to end racial discrimination? Civil Rights movement
What did Martin Luther King do? Fought for Civil rights
What major event happened on Sept 11, 2001, in the US? Terrorists attacked the US
Name one American Indian tribe in the US? Cherokee
Name one of the two longest rivers in the US? Mississippi
What ocean is on the West Coast of the US? Pacific Ocean
What ocean is on the East Coast of the US? Atlantic Ocean
Name one US territory? Puerto Rico
Name one state that borders Canada Michigan
Name one state that borders Mexico Texas
What is the capital of the US Washington DC
Where is the Statue of Liberty? New York (Harbor)
Why does the flag have 13 stripes? represents the 13 colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars? represents the 50 states
What is the name of the national anthem? The Star Spangled Banner
When do we celebrate Independance Day? July 4th
Name 2 national US holidays? New years and Christman
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