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The US Constitution

Learn about the Constitution.

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What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each state
What do the stripes on the flag represent?
The first 13 states
What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
We fought Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.
Who is the President of the United States today?
Barak Obama
Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
Joe Biden
Who elects the President of the United States?
The Electoral College
Who becomes President if the President dies?
The Vice President
What is the Constitution?
The supreme law of the land
What do we call changes to the Constitution?
How many changes, or amendments, are there to the Constitution?
Twenty-seven amendments
What are the three branches of our government?
Executive, Judicial, and Legislative
What is the legislative branch of our Government?
What makes up Congress?
The Senate and the House of Representatives
Who makes the Federal laws in the United States?
Who elects Congress?
The citizens of the United States
How many Senators are there in Congress?
There are 100 Senators in Congress, 2 from each state.
For how long do we elect each Senator?
6 years
Name two Senators from your state.
Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken
How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?
There are 435 voting members in the House of Representatives.
For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?
For 2 years
Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?
The President
For how long is the President elected?
The President is elected for 4 years.
What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?
The Supreme Court
What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
To interpret and explain the laws
What is the supreme law of the United States?
The Constitution
What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution
Who is the current Governor of the state you live in?
Mark Dayton
Who becomes President if both the President and Vice President die?
The Speaker of the House
Who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
John G. Roberts, Jr.
What were the original 13 states?
Virginia, Massachusetts,Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
How many full terms can a President serve?
Two full terms (a term is 4 years)
What are some of the requirements to be eligible to become President?
*be a native-born, not naturalized, citizen,
*be at least 35 years old, and
*have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years.
Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?
The President nominates judges for the Supreme Court.
How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
There are 9 Supreme Court Justices.
What is the executive of a state government called?
The Governor
What is the head executive of a city government called?
The Mayor
Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
18 is the minimum voting age.
Who signs bills into law?
The President
What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court
Which President is called the "Father of our Country"?
George Washington
Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and Navy?
George Washington
What group has the power to declare war?
Congress has the power to declare war.
Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
All people living in the United States
What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
The Preamble