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100 Citizenship Test Questions
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What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
sets up the government; defines the government; protects basic rights of Americans
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 to the Constitution; an addition to the Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
the Bill of Rights
What is one 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 United States is free from Great Britain
What are the rights in the Declaration of Independence?
life; liberty; 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 United States?
capitalist economy; market economy
What is the "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 the branches or parts of the government.
Congress; president; the courts; judicial; legislative; executive
What stops on branch of government from becoming too powerful?
checks and balances; separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
Congress; Senate and House of Representatives; U.S. of national legislature
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?
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