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Government receives power from people and governs only with their consent
What is popular soverienty?
Kagan, Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor
Who are the three women on the Supreme Court?
Federal
What is the term used for system that divides power between a central government and several regional governments?
Virginia
What colony had the highest population during the Constitutional convention?
13
How many stripes are there on the flag?
The thirteen original colonies
What do the stripes on the flag stand for?
270
What does the number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency?
50
How many states are there in the United States?
California
Which state has the most representation in Congress?
1858
In what year did Minnesota become a state?
England
From what country did the US get its independence?
France
What country was a major ally in the revolutionary war?
George Washington
Who was the first President of the United States?
Obama
Who is the current president of the United States?
Joe Biden
Who is the vice president of the United States today?
The electors of the electoral college.
Who elects the president of the United States?
The Vice President
Who becomes president of United States of the president died?
4 Years
What is the length of the presidential term?
The Supreme Law of the Land
What is the constitution?
James Madison
Who was the major writer of the constitution?
Amendment
What do we call a change to the constitution?
27
How many official changes have been made to the constitution?
3 Branches
How many branches are there in our government?
Executive, Judicial, Legislative
Name the branches of our federal government?
The Branch that writes Laws
What does the Legislature do?
Members of Congress
Who can introduce a law in congress?
8
How many representatives does Minnesota have in the US House?
Rosa Parks
Who is the woman that became famous for sitting in the front of a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955?
The People
Who elects Congress?
100
How many senators are there in our federal government?
Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken
Name the senators from Minnesota?
6 Years
What is the length of one term for an elected senator?
535
How many elected members are there in the US Congress?
2 Years
What is the length of one term for an elected US House of Representatives?
The President, Cabinet, and Departments under the cabinet members
What is the Executive Branch of our government?
The Supreme Court and Lower Federal Courts
What is the Judiciary Branch of the government?
To interpret laws.
What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
67
How many senate seats are there in the Minnesota state legislature?
134
How many house seats are there in the Minnesota state legislature?
Saint Paul
What is the capital city of Minnesota?
Mark Dayton
Who is the current governor of Minnesota?
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Who becomes president of the USA if the president and the vice president should die?
John Roberts
Who is the chief justice of the Supreme Court?
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgie, Rhode Island, Maryland
Name the thirteen original states?
Patrick Henry
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?
Germany, Italy, and Japan
Which countries were our three main enemies during World War II?
Alaska and Hawaii
What are the 49th and 50th states of the union?
10
How many years can a president serve?
A Civil Rights Leader
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Jeff Jacobs
Who is St. Louis Park's mayor?
Must be a natural born citizen of the United States, at least 14 years a citizen, at least 35 years old
According to the constitution, a person must meet certain requirements, in order to be eligible to become president. Name these requirements.
2 from each state
How is the number of senators determined?
Appointed by the President
Who selects the Supreme Court justices?
9
How many Supreme Court justices are there?
For religious freedom
Why did the pilgrims come to America?
Governor
What is the head executive of a state government called?
Mayor
what is the head executive of a city government called?
1607
In what year was Jamestown colony established?
James Madison
Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
July 4, 1776
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
That all men are created equal
What's the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
The Federalist
What is the name of the collection of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, who were supporters of the Constitution?
Francis Scott Key
Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?
The Bill of Rights
Where does Freedom of Speech come from?
18
What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
The President
Who signs bills into laws?
Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas
Who was the first black supreme court justice and who is current black justice on the US Supreme Court?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Which President was in office the longest?
Freed many slaves in confederate states
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
The cabinet
What special group advises the President?
Nancy Pelosi
Who was the first female Speaker of the US house of Representatives?
Brown V. Topeka Board of Education
What Supreme Court Case overturned "separate but equal" policies?
John Kerry
Who is the US Secretary of State?
John Boehner
Who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin
What men, who weren't presidents, are pictured on the $10 and $100 bills?
Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony
What two women have appeared on $1 coins? One was Native American and the other fought for women's rights, especially the right to vote?
The Congress
Who has the power to declare war?
Republican/Representative Democracy
What kind of government does the United States have?
15
How many departments are there in the federal executive branch?
1787
In what year was the constitution written?
The Bill of Rights
What are the first 10 amendments to the constitution called?
1788
In what year was the constitution ratified?
Bicameral
What is the term used to describe a two-house legislature?
Everyone (citizens and non-citizens living in the US)
Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
The Preamble
What is the introduction to the constitution called?
Obtain federal government jobs, travel with a US Passport, petition for close relatives to come to the US to live
Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States?
The right to vote
What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?
The place where congress meets
What is the United States capitol building?
The president's official home and executive office
What is the white house?
44
How many different presidencies have there been in the United States?
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter
Who were our five most recent presidents before the current president?
Freedom of: Speech, Press, Religion, Peaceable Assembly, and to Petition Government for redress of grievances
Name one right guaranteed by the first amendment?
The President
Who is the commander in chief of the United States military?
Grover Cleveland
Which president served two non-consecutive terms?
November
In what month do we vote for the president?
January
In what month is the new president inaugurated?
There is no limit
How many times may a member of Congress be re-elected?
All/435
How many US House representatives are up for election each even year?
Democratic and Republican
What are the 2 major political parties in the US today?
Abraham Lincoln
Who was the president during the civil war?
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