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US Gov Final Exam Study
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Which party is more conservative?
If a person believes in keeping traditions and the "old way" the person is more _____________________.
Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
John Roberts Jr.
Chuck is 44 years old. He was born in Mexico, and he is an American citizen. Can he run for president?
How many amendments are there to the Constitution?
What was Martin Luther King, Jr's dream?
For all Americans to have equal rights and opportunities.
What do the first 3 articles of the Constitution explain?
The 3 Branches of Government
Which branch of government includes the Supreme Court?
What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
Which branch of government writes new laws?
Jenny is 22 years old. She was born in the USA, and she is an American citizen. Can she vote in the USA?
Who was the most important leader in the Civil Rights Movement?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Who is the Vice President of the USA?
Why did the Founding Fathers create 3 branches of Government?
They didn't want one branch to be too powerful.
What are the three branches of government?
Legislative, Executive, Judicial
How many Senators does each state have?
Florida has 27 Representatives, and California has 53 Representatives. Why does California have more representatives?
Because California has a bigger population.
What does the Constitution do?
Establishes the Government
How many Senators are there, total?
Is "Governor" a federal, state, or local office?
What is a change to the Constitution called?
What does the Bill of Rights do?
Protects the rights of the American People
What is the supreme law of the United States?
The US Constitution
What are the two major political parties in the USA?
Democrat and Republican
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are those words?
We the People
Who is in the Supreme Court?
Which party is more liberal?
Who are the Senators for Virginia?
Tim Kaine and Mark Warner
What does the Executive Branch do?
Which branch of government includes the President?
Where was the Constitution written?
How many articles are in the US Constitution?
How does a person become a Supreme Court Justice?
The President appoints them.
What does the Legislative Branch do?
What does the 1st amendment protect?
our freedom of speech, assembly, petition, religion, and press
What does the Preamble explain?
The Goals of the Constitution
Is "President" a federal, local, or state office?
When do Americans vote in the General Election?
Why were African Americans protesting during the Civil Rights Movement?
They wanted to have equal rights and opportunities and end Jim Crow laws.
What happens on Inauguration Day?
The new President takes the oath of office and promises to be a good leader.
Can the government change the Constitution?
Who is the Representative for Arlington's congressional district in Virginia?
If a person believes in change and progress, the person is more _____________________.
How many Representatives are there for Virginia?
Who wrote the Constitution?
The Founding Fathers
What was the time period in which Black Americans fought for equal rights in society?
The Civil Rights Movement
Who has power in a democracy?
What is the Presidential Cabinet?
A group of people who advise the President and lead the departments of the government.
What were the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights
What is the highest court in the USA?