U.S. Citizenship Test 2015
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Terms in this set (100)
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
Sets up government
Defines the government
Protects the basic rights of Americans
The idea of self government is in the 1st 3 words on the constitution. What are the first three words of the Constitution?
We The People
What is an amendment?
Change/addition (to the constitution)
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights
What is all 5 of the right or freedom from the first amendment?
Speech. Religion. Assembly. Press. Petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Announced our Independence from Great Britain
Declared our Independence from Great Britain
Said that the US is free from Great Britain
What are 2 rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Pursuit of Happiness
What is freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion or not practice a religion
What is the economic system in the U.S?
What is rule of law?
Everyone must follow the law.
Leaders must obey the law.
Government must obey the law.
No one is above the law.
Name one branch or part of government.
the court, or judicial
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
Seperation of Powers.
Checks and Balances
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
Senate & House of Representatives.
What are the two parts of the U.S congress?
The Senate and House of Representatives
How many U.S senators are there?
We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?
Who is one of your states U.S senators?.
Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect U.S Representatives for how many years?
Name your Representative in the U.S House Representatives.
Who does a U.S senator represent?
All people of the state
Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
Because of the State's population and
some states have more people
We elect a president for how many years?
What month do we vote for president?
What is the President of the United States name now?
What is the name of the vice president now?
If the president can no longer serve who becomes president?
If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve then who becomes president?
Speaker of the House
Who is the commander in chief of the military?
Who signs bills to become the laws?
Who vetoes bills?
What does the president's cabinet do?
Advises the President
What are two cabinet level positions?
The Secretary of
State, Defense, Agriculture, Energy, Education, Eealth & Human services, Treasury, Attorney general, Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing & Urban Development, Interior, Labor, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, VP
What does the judicial branch do?
Decides if law goes against constitution.
What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court
How many justices are on the supreme court?
Who is the chief justice of the United States?
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to Federal Government. What is 1 power of the Federal Government?
To declare war, print money, make an army, make treaties
Under our constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is 1 power of the states?
Provides schooling and education, provides safety (fire department) and protection(police), give a drivers license, approve zoning & land use
Who is the governor your state?
What is the capital of your state?
What are two major political parties?
Democrats and Republicans
What is the political party of the president now?
What is the name of the speaker of the House of Representatives now?
There are four amendments about who can vote, describe 1.
Citizens 18 and older can vote.
you dont have to pay a poll tax to vote.
any citizen can vote, men & women.
a male citizen of any race can vote
What is 1 responsibility that is only for U.S citizens?
Serve on a jury
Vote in a federal election
What are two rights only for U.S citizens?
Vote in a federal election
Run for federal office
What are 2 rights for everyone living in the U.S?
Freedom of Expression, Speech, Assembly, Petition the government, Worship,
the right to bear arms
What do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of allegiance?
The United States
What is one promise you make when you become a U.S Citizen?
Give up loyalty to other countries,
defend the Constitution and law of the United States
obey the laws of the United States
serve in the U.S. Military
serve the nation
be loyal to the United States
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
join the political party
help with a campaign
join a civic group
join community group
give an elected official your opinion on an issue
call Senators and Representatives
publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
run for office
write to a newspaper
When is the last day you can send in the federal income tax form?
When must all men register for the Selective Service?
At age 18 until age 26
What is one reason colonists came to America?
practice their religion
Who lived in America before the European arrived?
Native Americans. Native Indians
What group of people were taken to America and sold as slaves?
Why did the colonists fight the British?
because of high taxes,
because of the British army stayed in their houses,
because they didn't have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
Name three original states.
North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Georgia
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
The Constitution was written.
The founding fathers wrote the Constitution
When was the Constitution written?
The Federal Papers supported the passage of the Constitution. Name one of the writers.
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
Oldest member of Constitutional Convention
1st Postmaster General of the US.
Writer of the Poor Richards Almanac.
started the first free libraries
Who is the Father of Our Country?
Who was the first president?
What territory did the U.S buy from France in 1803?
The Louisiana Territory. Louisiana
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
The Civil War
War of 1812
Name the U.S war between the North and the South.
The Civil War. The war between the states.
Name one problem that led to the civil war.
What is 1 important thing Abraham Lincoln did?
freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
saved (or preserved) the Union
led the United States during the Civil War
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed the slaves.
Freed slaves in the Confederacy.
Freed slaves in the Confederate states
Freed the slaves in most Southern States
What did Susan B. Anthony do?
fought for women's rights.
Fought for Civil Rights
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
World War 1
World War 2
The Vietnam War
(Persian) Gulf War
Who was President during World War I?
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
Japan, Germany, and Italy
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
World War II
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
Civil Rights Movement
What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?
fought for civil rights. Worked for equality for all Americans
What major event happened on Septemeber 11, 2001 in the United States?
Terrorists attacked the United States
Name one American Indian tribe in the United States?
Apache, Cherokee, Navajo, or Souix, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, , Choctaw
Name 1 of the two longest rivers in the United States.
Missouri or the Mississippi
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
Name 1 U.S. territory.
US Virgin Islands.
Northern Mariana Islands
Name 1 state that borders Canada.
Alaska, Washington, New York,Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Penn, Ohio,Michigan, Minnesota, or Montana
Name one state that borders Mexico.
California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas
What is the capital of the United States?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
Why does the Flag have 13 stripes?
because there were 13 original colonies
because the stripes represent the original colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
because there is one star for each state
because each start represents a state
because there are 50 states
What is the name of the national anthem?
The Star Spangled Banner
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
Name two national U.S. holidays.
Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence Day, New Years Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day,