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Social Studies Government Test
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Based on the Preamble, what is 1 reason why the people of the U.S. wrote the Constitution?
To protect our rights and freedoms, defend and protect our country, peace in our homeland, everyone have safety, food, clothing, and shelter
the main function of the NYS legislature is
to make NYS laws
This branch of government has power to enforce laws of NY State.
How are the president, governor and mayor all alike?
they carry out the laws
In this type of government, citizens select their leaders.
Which document outlines our freedoms and rights?
Bill of Rights
How often do we vote for president?
every 4 years
The two houses of the legislative branch are
House of Representatives and Senate
Who is the commander and chief of our nation's military?
What is the highest court in the United States?
What is the purpose of the judicial branch?
The three branches of government are
legislative, executive, and judicial
Government is to be balanced equally in power. This is called
checks and balances
In a democracy, individuals become leaders when they are
elected by the people
Local government is responsible for
repairing main street, garbage collection, and buying new fire trucks
State government is responsible for
issuing marriage licenses, issuing doctors' licenses, and opening new universities
Federal government is responsible for
building post offices, settling international issues, and building a new interstate highway
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