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Praxis Social Science Review
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What branch of US gov't declares war?
What makes up the US congress? What branch of gov't is this?
Senate + House of Representatives, Legislative
The House of Representatives has ___ members divided among US states and ___ non voting members?
If there is an electoral college tie in presidential votes, who decides who the president will be? What branch of US gov't is this?
House of Representatives, Legislative
The US senate has ___ senators?
100 (2 for each state)
What dose ratify mean?
sign or give formal consent, making something valid (treaty, law)
What branch of US gov't passes bills?
Who appoints the cabinet? What branch of US gov't is this?
What branch of gov't enforces laws?
What branch of gov't appoints the head of federal agencies?
What branch of US gov't controls the armed forcies?
Who has the power to sign legislation into law or veto bills? What branch of US gov't is this?
For a treaty to pass, ___ of the senate must agree to ratify/sign it?
Qualifications of a president include:
35 years and older, a natural born citizen, lived in US for 14+ years
Who was the only president elected four times?
The Vice President serves as the President of the ____
US Senate (legislative)
What is the term for a supreme court judge?
serve until death, retirement, or conviction (no term)
Certiorari in supreme court =
What was the Virginia Plan?
representation of federal gov't was based on population in each state (larger population = bigger representation)
An amendment may be proposed if ___ vote of both houses of congress, but needs ___ vote to be ratified
The Federalist Papers were written by _____ with the purpose of ____ the constitution
John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, DEFENDING
The Magna Carta
the "constitution" of Great Britain forced upon the king by the people to limit his power
The first 10 amendments are called the ____
Bill of Rights
The birthday of the US is on
july 4, 1776
The US has __ states, the last two to join were
# of members in House of Representatives = ___...# of members in Senate=___....# of members in congress =___
435, 100, 535
The leader of Russia during WWII was
Who was the 1st European to discover North America? What was the name of his ship that he sailed on?
Christopher Columbus, Santa Maria
The One Hundred Years War was fought between ____
Germany and France
Which modern day country are the Aztecs associated with?
Alexander the Great is from which country? What did he do?
The first US state was _____
Name the 6 American Wars in order (excluding cold war)
The form of gov't that the US has is a ____
Where is Mt Rushmore located
Everglades Nat'l Park is in
What faces are on Mt Rushmore
George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson
The first permanent English settlement was located in
How many US presidents have been assassinated? They were:
4, Abraham Lincoln, JFK, James Garfield, William McKinley
Alaska is the ____est country, purchased from ____
The Grand Canyon is located in ____
The US state with the largest population is ___. The city w/ the largest population is ___. The state with the smallest population is ___
California, NYC, Wyoming
The president during the civil war was ____
The president during the american revolutionary war was ___
The president during WWI was ___
The president during WWII was ____
FDR and Truman
The president during the Vietnam War was ____
Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Ford
Which president decided to drop the bomb on Hiroshima to end WWII?
Pearl Harber was attacked by Japan on what date?
December 7, 1941
During the American Revolution, the British general who surrendered to America and France was ____
Order of US Presidents ____
FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Regan, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush Jr, Obama
The first colony established by the English in North America was ____
Abraham Lincolns political party is ____
Where was gold discovered during the 1849 Gold Rush?
In the first World War, who were the Central Powers?
Austria and Germany
Benito Mussellini was a ____ from ____
Who wrote mein kampf?
Winston Churchill was the prime minister of ___.
America provided economic aid to Europe to prevent the spread of communism
Pearl Harbor is located in ___
Ayatollah Khomeini was the religious leader of __ who overthowed the ____
Iran, Shah of Iran
Iraq fought under ____ during the Gulf War
Kite Experiment was conducted by
What ended the American Revolutionary War
Treaty of Paris
Who went out and discovered the western part of the US
Lewis and clark
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