U.S. Citizenship Test

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Questions over the U.S citizenship test and government.

The Constitution

What is the supreme law of the land?

Protects the basic rights of Americans

What does the Constitution do?

We The People

What are the first three words of the Constitution?

a change/addition (to the constitution)

What is an amendment?

The Bill of Rights

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

Speech

What is one right or freedom from the first amendment?

27

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

Declared our Independence

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

What are three rights in the Declaration of Independence?

you can practice any religion or not practice a religion

What is freedom of religion?

Capitalist Economy

What is the economic system in the U.S?

no one is above the law

What is rule of law?

congress, legislative, president, executive, the court, or judicial

Name one branch or part of government.

Seperation of Powers or Checks and Balances

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

The President

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

Congress

Who makes federal laws?

The Senate and House of Representatives

What are the two parts of the U.S congress?

100

How many U.S senators are there?

6

We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?

Chuck Grassley or Tom Harkin

Who is one of your states U.S senators?

435

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

2

We elect U.S Representatives for how many years?

Bruce Braley, David Loebsack, Leonard Boswell, Thomas Latham, or Steve King

Name your U.S Representatives.

All people of the state

Who does a U.S senator represent?

They have a bigger population

Why do some states have more representatives than other states?

4

We elect a president for how many years?

November

What month do we vote for president?

Barack Obama

What is the President of the United States name now?

Joe Biden

What is the name of the vice president now?

Vice President

If the president can no longer serve who becomes president?

Speaker of the House

If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve then who becomes president?

the President

Who is the commander in chief of the military?

the President

Who signs bills to become the laws?

the President

Who vetoes bills?

Advises the President

What does the president's cabinet do?

The Secretary of State and The Secretary of Defense

What are two cabinet level positions?

Review laws

What does the judicial branch do?

The Supreme Court

What is the highest court in the United States?

9

How many justices are on the supreme court?

John Roberts

Who is the chief justice of the United States?

to declare war, print money, make an army, make treaties

What is one power of the Federal Government?

provides schooling and educations, provides safety and protection, give a drivers license

What is one power of the states?

Chet Culver

Who is the governor your state?

Des Moines

What is the capital of your state?

Democrats and Republicans

What are two major political parties?

Democrat

What is the political party of the president now?

Nancy Pelosi

What is the name of the speaker of the House of Representatives now?

Citizens 18 and older can vote

There are four amendments about who can vote, describe one.

serve on a jury and vote

What is one responsibility that is only for U.S citizens?

Vote and run for office

What are two rights only for U.S citizens?

Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Worship

What are two rights for everyone living in the U.S?

The U.S and The Flag

What do we show loyalty to when we sing the pledge of allegiance?

give up loyalty to other countries, defend the Constitution, obey the laws, serve in the Military

What is one promise you make when you become a U.S Citizen?

18

How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?

vote, join the political party, help with a campaign, join a civic group, join community group

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

April 15

When is the last day you can send in the federal income tax form?

at age 18 until age 26

When must all men register for the Selective Service?

freedom, political liberty and religious freedom

What is one reason colonists came to America?

Native Americans

Who lived in America before the Europeans?

Africans

What group of people were taken to America and sold as slaves?

because of high taxes, because of the British army, because they didn't have self-government

Why did the colonists fight the British?

Thomas Jefferson

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

July 4, 1776

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia, New Jersey

Name three original states.

The Constitution was written

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

1787

When was the Constitution written?

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay

The Federal Papers supported the passage of the Constitution. Name one of the writers.

U.S. diplomat, writer of the Porr Richards Almanac

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

George Washington

Who is the Father of Our Country?

George Washington

Who was the first president?

The Lousiana Territory

What territory did the U.S buy from France in 1803?

The Civil War

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

The Civil War

Name the U.S war between the North and the South.

slavery

Name one problem that led to the civil war.

freed the slaves

What is one important thing Abraham Lincoln did?

freed the slaves

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

fought for women's rights

What did Susan B. Anthony do?

World War 1 or World War 2 or The Vietnam War

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.

Woodrow Wilson

Who was President during World War I?

Franklin Roosevelt

Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

Japan, Germany, and Italy

Who did the United States fight in World War II?

World War 2

Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

Communism

During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Civil Rights Movement

What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

fought for civil rights

What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?

Terrorists attacked the United States

What major event happened on Septemeber 11, 2001 in the United States?

Cherokee, Navajo, or Souix

Name one American Indian tribe in the United States?

Missouri or the Mississippi

Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

Pacific Ocean

What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?

Atlantic Ocean

What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Puerto Rico

Name one U.S. territory.

New York, Minnesota, or Montana

Name one state that borders Canada.

California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas

Name one state that borders Mexico.

Washington D.C.

What is the capital of the United States?

New York or Liberty Island

Where is the Statue of Liberty?

because there were 13 original colonies

Why does the Flag have 13 stripes?

because there is one star for each state

Why does the flag have 50 stars?

The Star Spangled Banner

What is the name of the national anthem?

July 4

When do we celebrate Independence Day?

Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence Day

Name two national U.S. holidays.

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