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American Citizenship Review
Terms in this set (100)
Name the president of the USA
How many years does the president serve in office?
Who signs bills to become laws?
Who is the commander in Chief of the military?
What does the president's cabinet do?
advises the president
Name the vice president?
If the president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
The Vice President
Who is the Chief Justice of the USA?
John Roberts JR.
What is the name of the speaker of the House (Speaker of the House of Representatives)?
If both the president and vice president can no longer serve, who becomes the President?
The Speaker of the House
Who's the Governor of Florida?
Name one of your state's senators?
How many US Senators are there?
One Hundred (100)
We elect US senators for how many years?
Who does a US senator represent?
all the people of the state the senator is elected from
Name your US representative?
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
Four hundred thirty-five (435)
We elect a US representative for how many years?
Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
Because they have more people
Name one branch or part of the government?
Congress, Legislative, President, Executive
Who makes federal laws?
Congress: Senate and House of Representative
What does the judicial branch do?
Review laws, explain laws, resolves disputes, decides if a law goes against the Constitution
What is the heighest court in the USA?
The supreme court
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
Checks and balances, separation of power
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
Set up the government, protects basic rights of Americans, defines the government
The idea of of self-government is in the first three words of Constitution. What are these words?
We the People
What is an amendment?
A change or 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?
Freedom of Speech or Freedom of Religion
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Announced and declare our independence
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Life, Liberty, and the 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 and Market economy
What is the "Rule of Law"?
Everyone must follow the law and leaders must obey the law
How many justices are on the Supreme court?
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. Name at least one power the federal government has?
To print money and declare war
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. Name at least one power belonging to the states?
To provide schooling and education, protection, and safety
What is the capital of your state?
What are two major political parties in the US?
Democratic and Republican
What political party does the president belong to?
Name one amendment to the Constitution that describes voting in the US. How many amendments are there in the Constitution?
Only citizens over eighteen and older can vote and you dont have to pay to vote
What is one responsibility that is only for US citizens?
To serve on a jury and vote in a federal election
Name one right only for US citizens?
Vote in federal elections
What are two rights of everyone living in the US?
Freedom of expression and speech
What do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of allegiance?
The United States and the flag of the United States
What is one promise you make when you become a US citizen?
Defend our Constitution and obey the laws
How old do citizens have to be to vote for president?
18 and older
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
Vote and join in a political group
When is the last day to send the federal income tax forms?
When must all men register for selective service?
At age 18 (Between 18-26)
What is one reason colonists came to America?
Freedom, Political liberty, and religious freedom
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
Native Americans (American Indians)
What group of people were taken to America and sold as slaves?
African people (People taken from Africa)
Why did the colonist fight the British?
Because of high taxes and the colonists wanted to have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
Name three of the thirteen original states?
New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
The Constitution was written by the Founding Fathers
When was the Constitution written?
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the writers?
James Madison and Alexander Hamilton
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
He was the oldest member of the Constitutional Convection and he was a US Diplomat
Who is the father of our country?
Who was the first president of the US?
What territory did the US buy from France in 1903?
Louisiana (The Louisiana Purchase)
Name one war fought by the US in the 1800?
The Civil War (A war about slavery)
Name the US 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 was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
He freed the slaves and saved the union
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed the slaves in most souther states and in the confederacy
What did Susan B. Anthony do?
Fought for woman's and civil rights
Name one war fought by the US in the 1900s?
World War 1, World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War
Who was the president during World War 1?
Who was president during the Great Depression and World War 2?
Who did the US fight in World War 2?
Japan, Germany, and Italy
Before the president Eisenhower was a general of the US. What war was he in?
World War 2
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the US?
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
Civil Rights Movement
What did Martin Luther King JR do?
Fought for civil rights
What major event happened on September 11, 2001 in the US?
Terrorists attacked the US
Name one American Indian tribe in the US?
Cherokee, Cheyenne, Navajo, Arawak, Seminole
Name the two longest rivers in the US?
Mississippi and Missouri Rivers
What ocean is on the West Coast of the US?
The Pacific Ocean
What ocean is on the East Coast?
The Atlantic Ocean
Name on US territory?
Puerto Rico, US Virgen Islands
Name one state that borders Canada?
Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania
Name one state that borders Mexico?
California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
What is the capital of the US?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
New York and New Jersey
Why does the flag of the US have 13 stripes?
Because there were 13 original colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
Because there are 50 states
What is the name of the National Anthem?
The Star-Spangled Banner
What are the beginning to lines of the National Anthem?
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming...
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
Name 2 national US holidays?
Memorial Day, Columbus Day, President's Day, Labor Day
What is the month that we vote for president?
The President nominates the cabinet members to be his advisors, name 3 Cabinet members?
Vice president (Joe Biden)
Secretary of State (John Kerry)
Secretary of Treasury (Jacob Lew)
Who vetoes bills?
Who is in charge of the Executive Branch?
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